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Captain Dulche's Museum
Ranked #12 of 48 things to do in Isla Mujeres
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Owner description: Isla Mujeres Museum Capitan Dulche.This Museum is dedicated in loving memory of Captain Ernesto Dulche Escalante, founder or the 5th Naval Region (Isla Mujeres). Captain Dulche´s Maritime Museum treasures a big part of Isla Mujeres history, this is documented in a great photo collection of over 150 that have never been seen before. The Museum also contains an excellent collection of anchors, buoys, chains and lanterns, maritime tools and two projection rooms, showing one video of the famous mexican diver Ramon Bravo and the even more famous Jacques Cousteau. It also has the largest collection of model ships and metates in the whole mexican caribbean.
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We visited the museum/beach club at various times of the day and had a wonderful experience each time. The beach is large with plenty of seating and shady places. The bar is fully stocked and offers a great variety of beverages. Food was priced reasonably and very good. The bathroom facilities are clean and well kept. Wonderful place to watch a sunset!

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The owner has an appreciation for Art & Design. The grounds and architectural elements are incredible, the palapa has to be one of the best on the island. Beach sand is a little coarse, but still really nice. Snorkeling off the pier is pretty good quality and easy access. Easy to spend the whole day!!!!!!

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

We were touring the island in our golf cart, were curious and stopped by. And so glad we did! We had drinks and just gazed at the view. What an amazingly beautiful place! We loved the atmosphere on the deck. They should be very proud of the private paradise they have created here! Some of my best photos came from this magical spot. And the bar staff was so friendly just to chat with for awhile. Everyone, please go by there so they can be successful for years to come! ( never made it into the museum)

Thank Playaonly
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

This is a fantastic museum and a well kept secret. Head south to Punta Sur and just before the Garrafon Park you will find this gem. The museum houses one of the best collections of Sailing Ship models second to none in the world. The photo collection tells an interesting story of the island and the man who helped build it. The museum is found in the basement of the restaurant that is on this beautiful property. To get in I had to ask in the restaurant and a lovely young lady let me in. I spent a full hour and left feeling like I could have stayed much longer. But I like tall ships and am enthralled by good scale models of them. For 50 pesos you cannot go wrong. and when you are finished you can sit at the beautiful bar and look at the great view of the ocean and Cancun beyond.

Thank Sheila L
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

The setting couldn't have been any nicer, but we thought that at least the bar would be open when we stumbled upon it on a Tuesday at about 6:00. The sign advertised happy hour until 5:30, but they must close as soon as it is over. We were delighted to discover a beautiful red macaw in a tree and two blue ones in another tree. So very beautiful. Will definately visit again on our next trip to Isla.

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