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To learn more about the culture and history of the Riviera Maya, don’t forget to visit the following museums:

Museo Arqueologico de Xel-Há. This archaeological museum has pre-Hispanic artifacts, maps and diagrams that reveal intricate details about Mayan culture and history.

Museo Pablo Bush Romero. Named after Bush Romero, a famous diver in the region. This museum displays an extensive collection of marine objects and equipment used decades ago to explore underwater life.

Museo del Centro de Estudios y Deportes Acuaticos de Mexico (CEDAM). On display are numerous objects found at sunken ship sites, all of which are fascinating for boating enthusiasts.

Museo de Guerra de Castas. Located in the town of Tihosuco. The building of this museum was constructed in the 18th century; it has six showrooms and a botanical garden. Here you’ll find paintings, photographs, documents, models and other objects that tell the history of the 19th century Caste War.

Museo Subacuático de Arte (MUSA). An underwater art museum in the Caribbean sea off the Eastern state of Quintana Roo, Cancun, Mexico. It is the largest collection of underwater contemporary sculpture worldwide with the main gallery consisting of over 400 life sized cement sculptures, created by British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor.

 

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