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Cirque du Soleil to Launch New Show in Mexico's Riviera Maya

Canada-based Cirque du Soleil is setting up shop in the Riviera Maya, in a 600-seat, custom-built theater that takes cues from the Yucatan's lush jungle landscape. Grupo Vidanta, the developer behind Mexico's ultra-glam Grand Luxxe resorts, is creating the new venue, which will debut its inaugural show JOYÀ on November 8.

JOYÀ (meaning jewel in Spanish) follows an alchemist and his granddaughter on their mystical journey through the mangroves with Mexican-inspired imagery such as the monarch butterfly, millions of which migrate to the country's mountain forests each November for hibernation. Tickets are now on sale and start at $65; for $165, you can get a three-course champagne dinner along with the show. Click through for a video teaser of what to expect.

Helen Zook is an editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

Video courtesy of Cirque du Soleil

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