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Address: Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Description: House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.

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Nice garden, but that's it.

There's not much to see, but the entry cost is so small my girlfriend and I had to stop by this place. It's small but the gardens is beautiful.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2013
Kephren85
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Quebec City, Canada
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place has really suffered from a lack of funding and care. It is overgrown, has some a limited exhibition - but all only in Spanish (which is quite typical in Mexico, they don't translate as other countries in museums). I explored hoping to discover a hidden gem but sadly it was missing. I get the feeling it should be... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

It seems like a place people used to go to learn about history but it is very run down. The Castle is interesting for about 5 minutes- but not much after that.

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Quebec City, Canada
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
514 helpful votes 514 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

First of all, they are now charging 20 Pesos per person to visit this dump. This is a 100% increase since it was 10 Pesos before. And for that 100% increase, you get... NOTHING AT ALL ! No animals, no pretty garden, no well maintain area, just an old dog walking around looking depressed. Here is what you will see.... More 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

On a cloudy day, we went to Hacienda Mundaca with my parents and my kids. A mistake, unfortunately. It's quite overgown, not much to see, not well maintained. There is a strange, small, out-of-place fake native village made out of flimsy materials, with no context or explanation. And there is a strange little house that I suppose belonged to the... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

There's not much to see, but the entry cost is so small my girlfriend and I had to stop by this place. It's small but the gardens is beautiful.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

It's very disappointing that this place has not had better care. Although Mundaca wasn't the best, the property deserves to be taken care of or at least used...

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Coquitlam, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I know this is where alot of the history of the island started, but there is really not much here. the original house is neat though. Not sure why they have monkeys.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very good food, good portions, cheap prices, and fast service what more is there to say. We ate there for breakfast twice it was so good.

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Kenai, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We wondered on this place by accident. What a pleasant surprise. Very cool place. We had soup that was very good.

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Salmon Arm
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Ruins of villa & gardens that a pirate built for the woman he loved. Could be a real tourist attraction, but it is sadly neglected with garbage everywhere and no signs in English at all, so not very inviting.

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