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Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 998 8497589
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Description: Isla Mujeres Museum Capitan Dulche.This Museum is dedicated in loving...
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.
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We tried to stop by for a sunset drink only to find out the bar/restaurant were closing. That was a little disappointing because we heard this is a great location for watching... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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New Prague, Minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We tried to stop by for a sunset drink only to find out the bar/restaurant were closing. That was a little disappointing because we heard this is a great location for watching the sun go down. We did come back and spent a few relaxing hours here enjoying the scenery and some cold drinks. Although we didn't eat, we did... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We often stop here during the day for a drink. The ground are very well kept and the bar looks like a pirate ship. This is a cool stop for a drink in the middle of the day.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Go there to hang out at the beach and have a nice lunch at Capitan Dulche's. Wander over to the dusty, dusky museum and be fascinated by the many photos on the walls, each accompanied by a story

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is a must see. It has a HUGE palapa restaurant and a ship for an outside bar. It has small individual palapas on its beach. And best of all, there is no admission charge. Don't miss the parrots in the trees near the entrance.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Found this place by luck. We spoke to someone who was staying on the island who told us the key to an uncrowded beach was to have lunch at a place like this. Great food, beautiful beach. Snorkeled right off the shore and found sea urchin treasures, conch shells (which we didn't keep because they were alive), sting rays and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I was pretty delirious and starting to heat stroke from touring Isla in the morning, but was greeted with a lovely empty beach and a couple dozen loungers to choose from that I could relax in for free (unheard of nowadays)! At noon my footprints were the first to touch the raked sand of their private beach. Over the course... More 

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We accidentally saw this beach club while driving by to the southern tip of the island. The beach chairs and palaces were free to use as long as we ordered drinks and food. What more can we ask? Food, Drink, Beach! Try the Shrimp Cocktail, it's the bomb.com, and the Nachos were awesome. Also, free wi-fi to send pics to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We sat on the beach and had a couple beverages on our golf cart day. Great location. Very peaceful. Loved the location!!!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From the road down to the museum to the sculptures on the hillside, the place is a jewel. An actual boat bar, lovely beach for some snorkeling, and hardly no one is there. It's a puzzle and a treat......:)....Never got into the museum, was closed by the time we got done with the other stuff.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The museum is part of the beach club with food, beverages and a quiet beach. It contains a large collection of model ships and information about the development of the island. Interesting but probably not worth a special trip to see it. A interesting add on to a day at the beach club.

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