Mexico injects art into every day life. Anyone who has ever traveled to Mexico will remember the abundance of incredible murals painted onto the walls throughout the cities. It transcends simple graffiti, as many of the pieces would be worthy of features in museums around the world. Many of these artists do in fact travel around the world, leaving their mark on the empty walls. The Riviera Maya is one of the best places to experience this phenomenon.
These giant murals capture the eye as well as the imagination. We can take zero credit for any of this amazing artwork. Instead of this, we like to think of ourselves as the medium in which they are viewed. We have lived along the Riviera Maya for many years, and have collected many great pictures of the artwork on the streets of Mexico. Most of these pictures are from 2020, althought, we have snuck in a few throwbacks from Puerto Morellos and Isla Holbox. Today’s post is a celebration of Street Art, featuring our favourite murals from the Riviera Maya.
Mexico is a colourful country, and many of these artists are the reason why. These murals and paintings are hidden in plain sight in most cities across the country. Because of the Pandemic, we haven’t been allowed to explore as much as we normally like to. We have stayed at home for most of 2020. There have been no great adventures lately. Instead, we have been exploring our neighbourhood and staying local on Cozumel.
Just because we haven’t traveled far, doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to share! Recently, our collection of street art has grown and our cup is full. It’s time to set them free. We hope these pictures brighten your day!