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Address: Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico

House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.

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Nice walk off the beaten path. Not very informative though

It is nice to go walk through the grounds for the exercise. It has some interesting structures to look at. It is not very expensive to get in, and hopefully they use that money... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 4, 2016
Jesse M
Sabetha, Kansas

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

HM is a run-down 2 storey building of 3 rooms containing some quite interesting but very faded photos of Isla Mujeres in earlier times, but the notes all in Spanish. The 'garden' is overgrown, you have to wade through clouds of mosquitos and to be honest, I just don't think you gain anything. Sure, there are some giant iguanas, and... More 

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Sabetha, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

It is nice to go walk through the grounds for the exercise. It has some interesting structures to look at. It is not very expensive to get in, and hopefully they use that money for improved signage, etc.

Thank Jesse M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you enjoy history, it's worth a visit. A little run down, but there's cool things to see like the old structures, crocodiles, etc.

Thank Mexonline
Keizer, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Walking around the hacienda grounds is great. Fairly well maintained, nice walking paths. The only thing lacking were informational signs. What I learned about the pirate Mundaca was on the internet. There were very few signs explaining what you were looking at. His tomb is located in the cemetery near Playa Norte, but I had to ask about it. It... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

I think we missed some of the grounds when we went, but we had fun wandering around, walking down the path through the stone arches and garden ruins. It was somewhat dark, quiet, and creepy but very cool to see. Don't think of it as a museum or monument - it's not. It's a bunch of old ruins which is... More 

Thank Adrienne T
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

It's infested with iguanas but the place and the story behind it is pretty cool. I really enjoyed looking at the mansion...you can sort of picture everything.

Thank VigiSou
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Good thing the entrance was cheap. The grounds are what are really interesting, and we would have easliy missed some of the developed garden if we didn't follow a poorly maintained path. This would have been beautiful at one time, and could be again. No english signage, and the spanish signage is in poor shape, some unreadable. Some huge iquanas!

Thank LaurenFaith
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

I discovered this place whilst volunteering at Isla Animals. I was curious as to what it was so I paid the 20 pesos and went to explore. I'm still not exactly sure what I saw as there were no posts or brochures explaining what everything was. The ruins were beautiful and the pond appeared to be well kept up. I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

The walk through the grounds was very nice but I wished there was some sort of interpretive signs or a pamphlet that told you a bit more about what you were seeing.

Thank Bryan W
Frontenac, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

This is not a "typical" tourist place and it's fascinating,fun to discover. It is run down, no one to explain what you are seeing however that just adds to the mystic of the place. Biggest iguanas I have ever seen along with some amazing architecture . Reminded me of areas in Havana that were going to ruins. This is the... More 

Thank Lynne S

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