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Hacienda Mundaca

Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Ranked #19 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Historic Sites
Description: House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.
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Westminster, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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...

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Belize City, Belize
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

good place to visit, be sure to get a local or a guide to walk you through. It is really interesting!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have to admit that I did enjoy the little zoo....I know it seemed very bad for the animals, but I did like it......now it is still a nice place to walk and see some nature. Isla has become full of concrete and it is hard to find good wildlife...but Mundaca offers that. Nice green space and you can count... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We visited the grounds on our last trip to Isla in 2011, and it was breath taking. Now, 2014 - it has fallen into a state of disrepair. The lagoon was seriously flooded and there was very little wildlife to witness. There were 3 crocodile held in a cage with very little water & a Boa Constrictor in another. Not... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Chose to walk there on a stormy day. Gave us a destination but really just abandoned grounds. As a tourist it would be helpful if there was lighting on the write-ups with some English.

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is probably the only true historic site on the island. We stopped there because it was on our way to Punta sur and we were in a golf cart on a rainy day. There is a small admission fee and the grounds were large (make sure you take the unmarked path near the lagoon/ burial monument - it takes... More

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south dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have been to Isla Mujeres 3 times and hadn't gone to Hacienda Mundaca. It was very charming and interesting to see some of the history of the Pirate whom settled Isla; however, when we went in November it was very rainy and this area is practically a swamp, in areas, so take bug spray! We would have enjoyed staying... More

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Stayton, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Run down, no staff support. pay a few bucks and you are on your own. follow a trail past some reminants of a building or two, few walls, garden pools (where the mesquito's breed!). have a python in a cage, then saw a large snake skin shed on the ground!! bugs attacked us and we left without seeing it all.... More

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