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Captain Dulche's Museum

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Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 998 8497589
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10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

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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Nice afternoon stop

We went twice. 1st time we did not realize if you ordered you can use the beds, umbrellas & what not. Good drink specials, Nachos & cevichi were also good & plentiful. Service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Durango, Colorado
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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went twice. 1st time we did not realize if you ordered you can use the beds, umbrellas & what not. Good drink specials, Nachos & cevichi were also good & plentiful. Service very nice, & will bring your drinks/food to the beach. Free Wi-fi. 2nd time went for a snorkel, sun & drinks. Utilized the shaded palapas, drink specials.... More 

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bothell, wa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Dulche's is located near the south end of Isla. They offer a well cared for beach with chairs, loungers, tables, umbrellas and screens. There is no charge for the beach chairs if you purchase drinks and/or food. The beach is pretty quiet and there's also a nice area for a pick up game of volleyball. The food is amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a haven for us during an Easter vacation. While Playa Norte was crazy busy, this little piece of paradise was quiet with about seven families enjoying the beach and facilities. On a golf cart trip, My daughter and I found this place and ate a late breakfast at the restaurant. The food was very good (excellent chicken... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the history of the Island , They have a good restaurant / bar located outside on the grounds. The ocean scene is spectacular.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stop at Captain Dulce's while touring the island in our cart on a day trip. Nice staff and great, clean restrooms. Nice beach as well!

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Garwin, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You want to be sure and wear water shoes. The sand was really rocky and broken shells. The water was really murky. Drink service was really slow. Just overall, not impressed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a nice upper end feeling place that is really relaxing. It is more expensive than many of the places in Isla so you are paying for the more finished environment. The museum was also interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A very nice place to chill out at the water or sit up at the bar area. The beach is not my favorite, but the people are very nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We spent a good deal of time in the museum reviewing the artifacts and reading the commentaries. Then we stopped at the beach bar to enjoy some very good cocktails and fabulous view. This is a wonderful place to stop just to enjoy the ambiance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It took us three tips to Isla Mujeres to find this beach and museum. Its located in a beautiful spot off the beaten path in Isla. You must rent a golf cart and go check it out. The beach is GORGEOUS there and it is always quiet and not crowded. You can sit at Captain Dulche's ship bar and have... More 

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