If you’re a fan of Street Art in tropical destinations, you’ve come to the right place. As if tacos and margaritas weren’t enough, we have yet another reason for you to visit Mexico. The Riviera Maya is best known for its incredible Caribbean beachfront, but in many of the cities, artists have found some incredibly unique ways to add some colour to the urban setting. We’ve lived on the Riviera Maya for several years, and have collected many great pictures of the incredible artwork that can be found everywhere. It’s finally time to share some of them with the world.
We live on Cozumel and the island just hosted a street art festival called “Seawalls”, which is meant to bring the ocean to the streets while bringing awareness to many issues that are impacting the oceans. So this last weekend, we did a tour of San Miguel trying to locate some of the new murals, and once we’ve seen them all, we will dedicate a post for them. Today we were inspired to have a look through the archives and share some of our favourite murals from the Riviera Maya, including Tulum, Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen.
The Riviera Maya is the tourism corridor which covers the northern coast of Quintana Roo – roughly from Cancun to Filipe Carrillo Puerto – and includes tourist centers such as Puerto Morellos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico and draws millions of people every year to this tropical paradise. Cancun Airport is the second busiest in the country, behind only Mexico City (which is also the largest city in the Americas).
This is just the beginning. You may have noticed this was only “Part One”, which as you might have assumed, means we have many more to share with you in the coming weeks; there were simply too many pictures to share in one post.
These are some of our favourite pictures of street art, graffiti and murals that we have discovered along Mexico’s Caribbean coast and the Riviera Maya. While not technically part of the Riviera Maya, we’ve decided to include a few other pictures from surrounding areas, including, Isla Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Bacalar.
We hope you enjoy.
Riviera Maya Street Art – Part One:
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