Cancun is a city located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Arguably the tourist capital of the country, Cancun is always a flurry of activity and adventure potential. World famous Cancun diving is an obligation to every traveler wanting to explore the waters around the Caribbean coast.
Isla Mujeres is an island in the Caribbean Sea, about 8 miles from the Cancun coast. To the east of the island lies the Caribbean Sea with its strong surf and rocky coast, and to the west the skyline of Cancun can be seen across the clear waters. The island lies close to one of many coral reefs such as the one located in Garrafon Park, which is an area popular for its snorkeling and scuba diving.
The Cancun Underwater Museum, created by English sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, is located off the western shore of Isla Mujeres, which seeks to demonstrate the coexistence between art and environmental science. An incredible showcase of what snorkeling in Cancun can be, the site is also home to an ecosystem of fish species and reef that have colonized the sculptures.
This portion of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, starting at Cancun and stretching south, has evolved into one of the most popular and dynamic tourist destinations on the western Caribbean Sea. It offers the perfect mix of dive opportunities, cultural experiences, and the consistently great weather in Cancun makes for perfect year-round encounters. It’s enough to satisfy the most hardcore scuba diver and landlubber alike.