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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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Information lacking

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
Bibi_S62
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Keizer, Oregon

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Mexico
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars 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 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank VigiSou
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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Thank LaurenFaith
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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Thank Taryn R
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Bryan W
Frontenac, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Lynne S
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is a fairly interesting place but with practically no signage it was difficult to know what you were seeing. Could definitely benefit from an overseer, some brochures or explanatory signs.

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San Antonio, Texas
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

It is a shame but this place has fallen in disrepair the gardens and the grounds could be beautiful and inviting but if you have interest in Pirates you you have to go

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