Museo Maya de Cancun is an archaeological museum in Cancun, dedicated to Mayan culture. Situated within the southern area of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the museum is off of Kukulcan Blvd near the archaeological site of San Miguelito. Admission to the Museo Maya de Cancun includes viewing galleries of historical information and artifacts, as well as access to the Mayan ruins of San Miguelito.

The diverse collections within Museo Maya de Cancun appeal to visitors of all ages. Anyone who is interested in history and culture will appreciate what this museum has to offer. Visitors typically spend up to 1.5 hours exploring the museum’s galleries and the adjacent Mayan city ruins at San Miguelito. Museo Maya de Cancun is easily accessed by city bus routes, as well as by car and taxi. A small parking lot is also available on the museum grounds. Museum buildings are also wheelchair accessible.

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What are the highlights of Museo Maya de Cancun?

The Museo Maya de Cancun is composed of a collection of striking, modern buildings full of natural light. Galleries within contain artifacts and information related to the Mayan culture in Mexico. Particular exhibits of importance include items from archaeological sites like Chichén Itzá, Palenque, and Comalcalco. You’ll also be able to enjoy beautiful views from the museum overlooking the Nichupté lagoon and the San Miguelito jungle.

Once you’ve explored the gallery exhibits at the Museo Maya de Cancun, you can head outside for a shady scenic stroll toward the San Miguelito ruins, overlooking the jungle. The original Mayan name for this city is unknown. The collection of ruins at San Miguelito are particularly picturesque in their lush jungle setting.

What other attractions are near Museo Maya de Cancun?

There are plenty of nearby activities in Cancun, making it easy to incorporate a visit to Museo Maya de Cancun into your day. Red Casino is located in Grand Oasis Cancun and offers gaming tables and slots along with a bar and club. The Grand Island Bay View golf course is also nearby, with tropical golf courses overlooking the ocean.

Food and drink options are also plentiful around Cancun’s Museo de Cancun. Local cafes offer coffees and teas, along with snacks and pastries. Casual dining and takeout options range from local fare and Mexican classics to American cuisine and pizzerias. There are also a number of convenience stores and grocery stores in the area around Museo de Cancun.

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Good to know when visiting Cancun’s Museo Maya de Cancun

Exploring Museo Maya de Cancun is a great way to cool off and escape Cancun’s heat during the summer. Museum buildings offer air conditioning, and much of the San Miguelito ruins are shaded by the jungle-like environment around them. This is also a very budget-friendly stop, as the museum’s ticket prices are incredibly inexpensive and also include access to the adjacent ruins.

Getting to the Museo Maya de Cancun in Cancun is easy via the local bus service and by taxi. If you drive to the museum, there is a small free parking lot on site, but parking may be limited on peak visiting days. To beat the crowds, try visiting on weekdays or early in the morning when the museum first opens.

Museo Maya de Cancun

Location: Blvd. Kukulcan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm (closed on Mondays)

Phone: +52 998-885-3843