UNDERWATER ART AND DE-STRESSING, MAYAN STYLE
Underwater Musings at MUSA Appreciate the beauty of underwater sculpture. Anyone can leisurely stroll across a museum in terra firma, but getting your art fix on while wearing a bathing suit sounds more appealing, won’t you agree? Well, look no further than the MUSA (Underwater Museum of Art), Cancun’s own subaquatic museum of art, where you’ll strap on your diving mask and snorkel for a tour of more than 470 sculptures set in the world’s most captivating art gallery: a sprawling coral reef packed with colorful underwater life. Bonus points: Not having to listen to nearby art snobs trying too hard to impress their dates with their knowledge of chromatic motifs.
De-Stressing, Mayan-Style! Sweating your worries away in a temazcal. These pre-Hispanic rituals are much more than simple sweat lodges, since they were conceived as formal purification ceremonies that expelled stress and illness from the body by creating a physical, spiritual, and emotional bond with the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire.
Known by the Mayans as zumpul-che, temazcal combines the familiar practices of aromatherapy and the sauna-like dry heat lodge with sessions of song and music under the patient guidance of a temazcalero, culminating in refreshing showers, mud masks, and some locally-sourced food and drink. Oh, did we mention the whole deal is set in a lush tropical jungle? Don’t miss out on this one.
Visit a unique Mayan seaside property. Historians everywhere concur on the fact that ancient civilizations from the pre-Columbian era weren’t too keen on beachfront real estate. That’s why the ruins of Tulum are so special among American archeological sites, since the unusual and spectacular cliffside edifications built by the Maya around the year 1200 A.D. overlook the azure waters of the Caribbean and provide endless opportunities for envy-enducing selfies that’ll irk the folks back home.
All kidding aside, schedule a visit to this ancient city, just 80 miles south of Cancun, and discover why it’s Mexico’s third-most popular archeological site. Don’t forget to use your Palace Resorts for the trip!
Hey, we’re not knocking on your poolside cocktails, but try to find time for a few of the above mentioned thrills the next you visit Mexico, Okay? At the very least it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget.