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Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 998 8497589
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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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Peaceful.....

We accidentally saw this beach club while driving by to the southern tip of the island. The beach chairs and palaces were free to use as long as we ordered drinks and food. What... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We accidentally saw this beach club while driving by to the southern tip of the island. The beach chairs and palaces were free to use as long as we ordered drinks and food. What more can we ask? Food, Drink, Beach! Try the Shrimp Cocktail, it's the bomb.com, and the Nachos were awesome. Also, free wi-fi to send pics to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We sat on the beach and had a couple beverages on our golf cart day. Great location. Very peaceful. Loved the location!!!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From the road down to the museum to the sculptures on the hillside, the place is a jewel. An actual boat bar, lovely beach for some snorkeling, and hardly no one is there. It's a puzzle and a treat......:)....Never got into the museum, was closed by the time we got done with the other stuff.

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Alberta
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The museum is part of the beach club with food, beverages and a quiet beach. It contains a large collection of model ships and information about the development of the island. Interesting but probably not worth a special trip to see it. A interesting add on to a day at the beach club.

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Saw this beach bar and restaurant driving by so called in to see how much it would be to hire beach loungers. Lovely waiter gave me the magic words 'its free!'. We ordered drinks and superb nachos -one appetiser was enough for two. We snorkeled off the pier and relaxed on the loungers. Swimming directly from the beach was cloudy... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

One stop for beach, snorkeling. Great drinks and food at a "ship" bar with life size metal sculptures and ship museum. An out of the way find.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a beautiful location. Chairs were free with the purchase of food. It was a great way to escape the crowds of North Beach on Easter Sunday. The grounds were immaculate. Bathrooms very clean. Lots of golf cart parking. Food and drinks were very good.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Perhaps we have become spoiled by Playa Norte, but we had some trouble swimming here because there is a LOT of seaweed. Lovely beach on a protected and quiet part of the island that was calm and wind-free even on a very windy/wavy day at Playa Norte. But wow, a lot of seaweed. On the plus side, however, there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went here one day and spent the afternoon on their beach. We had a club sandwich and fries that we shared for lunch. It was good, but I felt the prices were a little high. Spent the rest of the afternoon on the beach. No hassle to order anything else and we were really left alone. I'd go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful place. Nice and neat grounds, Free beach with chairs and cabanas and umbrellas. Food and drinks served to you at your chair and the prices are good.

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