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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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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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Clean, quiet and friendly beach club

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Texas
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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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Kenai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Gorgeous grounds, beach front with almost no people! The food is excellent, drinks are good, service excellent. There are some weeds in the water here but the snorkeling is better than North beach. Bathrooms are new, modern and spotless!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We went there at the suggestion of the information booth at the pier (right off the UltraMar boat). We rented a golf cart and drove around to this hidden gem. I'm actually reluctant to share this place with the world but I'm hoping that the fact that we travel during "low season" we can always keep it somewhat to ourselves.... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

After reading about this spot on mapchick, I was anxious to experience what she referred to as the nicest beach club she'd seen in all her travels. It definitely did not disappoint! It was very slow when we visited - just one other couple using the beach, so we enjoyed a wonderfully private afternoon under the thatched roof palapas on... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As my husband and I were staying at the Privilege Aluxes, we were told to go see Capt. Dulche's. We took our golf cart there which took only about 12 minutes. Capt. Dulche's was extremely clean and was very very quiet and peaceful the day we were there. We sat at lounge chairs on the beach, then went up by... More 

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Address: Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 998 8497589
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

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