We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hacienda Mundaca

Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Improve this listing
32%
Ranked #18 of 18 Attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.

Hotels near Hacienda Mundaca

Write a Review

92 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    8
    21
    23
    24
    16
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
69 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The entrance fee is $2 or 20 pesos to go in and see really nothing but a display of how Mayan indigenous people lived and there is a main building which they open for you that gives you a few fact about the land and Isla Mujeres history. It took me all of 15 minutes to see everything. Then the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Whitinsville, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A little more run down that I expected but it was still a fun little stop. Bring bug repellent because we had to leave once we started getting attacked. It is across the street from The Bead Company and it is very easy to miss the entrance.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was a little hesitant going here at first since the reviews recently say its a waste. It's about a 7 minute walk from Tortugranja though, so I figured it's worth it since I'm in the area. If you like ruins, its seriously great. Cheap to get in, and a nice walk around Mundaca's house, mayan huts, and a lake.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Grand Junction, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Drove around several time to try to find it. Found walls where it is supposed to be, but only found an entrance to some apts. and a large gazebo.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Union, Oregon
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
87 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stopped to check it out and it was very run down and unkept. Don't waste your time here. Just a few run down buidings and no animals.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montrose, Colorado
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a great place for history nuts, especially if you are a history nut who likes to translate from Spanish. All the signs on the limited exhibits were in Spanish, & there were no pamphlets provided in ANY language. The hacienda appears to have enjoyed better times & is in need of major repairs & upkeep. We did, however,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited the Hacienda and the grounds are very unkept. It was interesting to see some of the photos from Mundaca's home, but there wasn't much else to see. We saw a few empty cages that seem to have housed some type of animal, but we did not see any animals while we were there. You won't spend more than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Westminster, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The area looks very un kept. There are empty overrun cages. The gardens need some work, there is no signage so we could not tell what this property was actually used for. After getting home, I did find a review from 2007. Back then it looked like a place that would have been worth going to see. Unless there is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the hacienda very much. It is a shame that it is in such disrepair. It would be beautiful fixed up. The "clock" garden reminded me of the story "The Secret Garden". It has potential. In the States there would be fund raisers and big ticket sales and it would be renovated. Here the cost is nominal. You see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I were very disappointed. This place is extremely run down. There is a small enclosure where 3 crocodiles are kept and a small pond with a tiny bit of water that would be very warm from the heat. Not impressed...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Hacienda Mundaca also viewed

Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
 
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
 

Been to Hacienda Mundaca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hacienda Mundaca staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?