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Address: Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.

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Not well kept house of the slave trader

It only cost $20 pesos per person but really wasn't worth the stop. The supposed gardens are overgrown with no appeal. There are many lguanas some as big as cats! They run fast... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
betsywisner
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Trafalgar, Indiana
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Trafalgar, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It only cost $20 pesos per person but really wasn't worth the stop. The supposed gardens are overgrown with no appeal. There are many lguanas some as big as cats! They run fast and a few came right at us which was slightly scary. The house has some historical information on the walls that was hard to read with non... More 

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Missouri City, Missouri
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After several visits to the island, I finally got to "tour" the Hacienda Mundaca grounds. It was only a couple of dollars to gain access. There was any information regarding how you should walk around to see everything. The buildings did have some old faded photos of how things used to be, but everything was written in Spanish. A map... More 

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We had been to Isla 4 times and had never come here. It is nice place to come and take a walk and see some history. I think they are building a new entrance off the other side of the park. Good place to get photos and explore in the cool shade. There must have been some kind of zoo... More 

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london
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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.

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Mexico
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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.

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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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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 

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New York
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16 reviews
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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.

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Edmonton, Canada
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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!

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