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Captain Dulche's Museum

Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Isla Mujeres
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Owner description: 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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Hulbert, Oklahoma, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

this is a cool thing to see the owners are real nice and helpful great beach club also . the bar has great drinks and shrimp cocktails

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place is beautiful. Very nicely landscaped with marine memorabilia every were. They have a beautiful deck out by the water and a nice clean beach if you want to be in the sand. It is free to hang out all day as long as you buy drinks and or food (no minimum) would definitely recommend.

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Galveston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went in low season and they gave us beach chairs, umbrellas, free margaritas (or two) just to eat there. We felt like it was our own private beach and the only thing we didn't like was the party boats decided to trap a shark for their patrons to take pictures with. The AC in the museum is a nice... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Really pretty restaurant/bar and beach club with excellent view of Cancun. Cool old ship sits as the bars back drop. Beach chairs and nice low key beach to hang out on.

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Swansea, South Carolina, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have a list of places we go to on every visit to the island and this is one of them. We had a bucket of Modelo Negro which were very refreshing while we sat on the deck just above the beach overlooking the water. You can see Cancun off in the distance. We toured the museum last year which... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped here along the way had some drinks, enjoyed a thatch cabana on the beach, checked out the very cool museum, enjoyed the sculptures outside and the staff was very friendly.

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's a beautiful place, with private beach and great bar. I had a fresh guacamole, delicious! Service is good

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Palestine, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Loved laying out on the beach great service quiet didn't need to deal with tourist ! Laid back great music beer needs to be a bit colder

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had no idea what to expect from Isla Mujeres, 20 minutes off the shores of Cancun. Would it have the same party atmosphere? Would it be more of a hippy island? The drive from the port to the remote side of the island is also confusing - private properties, little shops, little guest houses... Then suddenly, we pulled on... More

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NW Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I can't remember if I have wrote a review for Captain Dulche's but it's so great I give 5 star again. Quiet, clean, SPOTLESS to be exact, beautiful and good food. I LOVE it here.

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