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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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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Enjoyed the History and the location!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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carolkemp@aol.com
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Its about an eighty peso/20 drive from the ferry dock, as it is on the other side of the island. Beautiful property with a small museum, a bar/resaurant with yummy drinks, and a nice little beach if you are looking for a quiet place to while away the day under a palm tree.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place is very quiet & very serene. There's not much that occurs here so if you're wanting peace & quiet this is the place for you. Everything is very well kept with exception of the water, when I went there was a lot of seaweed and tons of rocks in the "swimable area". I even asked one of the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The grounds at Captain Dulche's are well-kept and the view from the restaurant is beautiful. We had drinks and used their "free with purchase" loungers and beach access. The beach area is small and the entrance to the water is rocky, with pockets of sea grass, typical to that area of the island. My pina colada was average and my... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is by far our favourite beach club on Isla Mujeres. It is off the beaten track close to Garrafon Park. You will need to navigate your golf cart down a fairly steep littlle hill to get there. The beach is kept immaculately clean and there are lots of private little palapas and beach chairs. There is no cover charge,... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I finally visited CD last week on our third trip to IM. I wish we had done so sooner! It is so beautiful and peaceful. Great to get away from the crowds at Playa Norte. Nice chairs and palapas on the beach for shade. We had a great meal of shrimp ceviche and seafood tacos Dulche style.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Having read other Trip Advisor entries, we took the local bus (7 pesos one way; runs until 8pm) to the Playa Lancheros turnaround and walked the 1/4-1/2 mile to Capitan Dulche. Quiet, quiet, quiet! So refreshing after the madness of Cancun daytrippers at Norte Beach or at Playa Lancheros. Prices are a little high, but not bad, and an order... More 

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Hughesville, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have been here twice before and bragged about this place to our friends. Unfortunately, it was not as good as in the past. Still beautiful, still have the nice tables and chairs on the deck for dining. Four of us ate here and all four of us agreed the food was just ok. It's ashame because it used to... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We spent a few hours here while touring the island on golf carts. They had two for one margaritas that actually had tequila in them (a rarity for the Rivera Maya). We got two free beach chairs with consumption and spend our afternoon frolicking in the water and drinking margaritas.

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