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“Interesting History of the Islan” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hacienda Mundaca

Hacienda Mundaca
Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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Ranked #18 of 18 Attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.
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“Interesting History of the Islan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have been to Isla Mujeres 3 times and hadn't gone to Hacienda Mundaca. It was very charming and interesting to see some of the history of the Pirate whom settled Isla; however, when we went in November it was very rainy and this area is practically a swamp, in areas, so take bug spray! We would have enjoyed staying longer but were covered in mosquitoes (literally). The only place I have ever had problems with the mosquitoes on Isla.

Visited November 2013
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Stayton, Oregon
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“Mesquito attack!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Run down, no staff support. pay a few bucks and you are on your own. follow a trail past some reminants of a building or two, few walls, garden pools (where the mesquito's breed!). have a python in a cage, then saw a large snake skin shed on the ground!! bugs attacked us and we left without seeing it all. Needs maintenance desperately, but cost is low and if you use bug repellant I would say see it.

Visited December 2013
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“Hacidenda that was interesting pre-hurricane”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

It is only 20 pesos, so if for no other reason, you should stop by to see the place as it would have been. Story goes, it was built for the love of a rich person, best on the island. She however spurned him for another man, so it was never lived in by the pair. Not sure it was ever lived in. In any case, there is a small museum of some of the characters of the area and some fun statues of Mayan people as they would have been. There is work going on to upgrade the place, so help this happen. It has the bones of an interesting stop on Isla. There is a huge pond area that was flooded during the hurricane several years ago. It is still flooded. It was hard for me to figure out what it was, except a huge flooded area.

Visited October 2013
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“History, history, history :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

this is not mainstream by any stretch of the imagination. But, if you like quaint, quiet, and beautiful natural areas, you will love this self-guided walking tour. The restored residence of Mundaca the pirate is really fascinating, especially about how he hosted the wives and families of other famous pirates :)

Visited October 2013
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“History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you do not care about local customs and history stay in town or on the beach. If you are curious about Isla and it's inhabitants it is worth a half hour.

Visited January 2013
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