The allure of Tulum lies in its tropical climate, the breathtaking Caribbean Sea with its white sandy beaches, and the rich cultural history of the Mayan civilization.
This unique combination has made Tulum a sought-after destination for recreational activities, amazing nightlife, and other unforgettable experiences. Although Tulum is often associated with Instagram influencers, Tuluminatis and extravagant events, it offers so much more than that.
Tulum is also cultural hub that provides visitors with exclusive artistic experiences that are unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The newly opened Mystika Museum is an excellent example of this.
As a world-class arts venue, it pays homage to the Mayan culture and the natural wonders of Mexico through impressive large-format photographs and multisensory installations.
The museum was founded by Pepe Soho, a celebrated contemporary Mexican photographer, and it offers visitors a mystical journey through the Mayan treasures and the extraordinary natural beauty of Mexico, such as the Monarch butterfly sanctuary, the firefly sanctuary, and the acrobatic show of humpback whales off the Mexican Pacific coast.
This immersive, otherworldly museum showcases the work of contemporary artists and combines it with cutting-edge technology to create a truly unforgettable experience.
The Mystika Museum features a range of exhibits, each one more awe-inspiring than the last. From a room that simulates the experience of being inside a kaleidoscope to a stunning light show that highlights the beauty of nature, the museum is a feast for the senses.
One of the highlights of the museum is the “Soul of the Earth” exhibit, which takes visitors on a journey through the natural world, featuring breathtaking imagery and a stunning soundscape.
In the Mayan area, visitors can experience a sensory journey inside a 360-degree dome that pays tribute to the cosmology of the Mayas, with the imposing ruins of Tulum visible under a starry sky.
The second section, Ascension, offers pyramid lovers the opportunity to see wonders of the world, such as Chichen Itza, under a starry night sky. The fourth and final section, Spirit, pays tribute to different animals and showcases their majesty.
What sets the Mystika Museum apart from other art museums is the use of cutting-edge technology to create an immersive experience for visitors. The exhibits utilize projection mapping, augmented reality, and other advanced techniques to create a world that is both fantastical and real.
The technology is seamlessly integrated into the exhibits, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the experience.
The Mystika Museum is located just north of the Tulum Archaeological Zone and can be easily reached by bike or a taxi from the town center.
The museum is housed in a stunning building that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings, featuring large windows that let in plenty of natural light and offer stunning views of the jungle and the ocean outside.
The Mystika Museum is not your typical art museum – it’s an experience. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world.
The exhibits are designed to be interactive, allowing visitors to touch, feel, and experience the art in a way that is not possible in a traditional museum setting.
Divided into four sections, the museum takes visitors on an unforgettable experience that challenges their senses.
Mystika Museum Practical Information
Mystika is open from Sunday to Tuesday from 10 am to 7 pm and Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. The experience lasts between 60 to 90 minutes, and visitors of all ages are welcome.
The museum is located at the entrance to the Tulum Archaeological Zone, in the same zone as the parking lot, so it’s easy to find.
The cost to enter the Mystika Museum is currently 85 pesos and children under five years old can enter for free. Parking on-site costs 150 MXN pesos.
Mystika is a unique and unforgettable museum that offers an immersive and sensory experience that visitors will cherish for a lifetime.