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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
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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Great spot to spend the day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Bellingham, Washington
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Hughesville, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New Prague, Minnesota
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We tried to stop by for a sunset drink only to find out the bar/restaurant were closing. That was a little disappointing because we heard this is a great location for watching the sun go down. We did come back and spent a few relaxing hours here enjoying the scenery and some cold drinks. Although we didn't eat, we did... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We often stop here during the day for a drink. The ground are very well kept and the bar looks like a pirate ship. This is a cool stop for a drink in the middle of the day.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Go there to hang out at the beach and have a nice lunch at Capitan Dulche's. Wander over to the dusty, dusky museum and be fascinated by the many photos on the walls, each accompanied by a story

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is a must see. It has a HUGE palapa restaurant and a ship for an outside bar. It has small individual palapas on its beach. And best of all, there is no admission charge. Don't miss the parrots in the trees near the entrance.

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