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Captain Dulche's Museum

Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 998 8497589
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Museums
Owner description: Isla Mujeres Museum Capitan Dulche.This Museum is dedicated in loving memory of Captain Ernesto...
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Type: Museums
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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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Mpls, Minnesota, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Dulche on our last day in Isla. We had plans to visit Playa Norte but it was too windy. I had read some not so great reviews on here so I wasn't expecting much. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. The grounds are very lovely and well maintained. If you go in to it knowing that their beach... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were there last week and it was very nice and the food menu was good as well This is a great little gem if you are looking to see a great sunset They also offer snorkelling and scuba diving and if there are enough people when you are there (I believe they need a minimum of 4) then you... More 

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Orlando, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The grounds are beautiful and the food is very good. Definitely worth the drive to the south end of the island. We have been twice and never seen it crowded, so it's almost like a little hidden secret (though the staff said they draw a big lunch crowd). The setting for sunset is simply amazing. If you go at that... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely food, excellent sunbeads and beautiful garden. Shallow waters and few fish to look at when snorkeling on the beach, but you can take a snorkling trip from there for about 450 pesos.

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Sarasota, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
11 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I read about this place on trip advisor and we decided to check it out rather than battle the crowded beach. The grounds and beach are lovely, the chairs and umbrellas are free! We went twice and it was not crowded either time. Nice laid back atmosphere especially in the tourist season. We did not eat here, just had drinks,... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stumbled across this place last visit and decided to take another look. Its is beautiful. The beach, the bar and the facilities are well worth the stop. We did not eat there this time but plan to eat and scuba there next year. Try it

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a good place to hang out. Just order drinks or food and you can use their beach chairs and beach! Calm water.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is our third year as a family visiting Isla and we found Captain Duches on our last day, we really enjoyed the beach and the grounds, the chairs and cabanas were free and the kids just loved jumping on the trampoline and jumping off the pier into the water, we were a group of 11 and spent the afternoon... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the best kept secret on the island. I found out about it from a local ex pat. It has a great restaurant. It is on a great beach where you can spend the day. The museum is a local treasure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We came here on my birthday hoping to spend the day swimming and sunning, but the water is not what you would think it is. It was very shallow, and the snorkeling they advertise is non existent , unless you want to walk out to the end of the pier. When we were there the shallow beach was full of... More 

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