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Captain Dulche's Museum

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Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 998 8497589
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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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Neat place!

You have to go to Captain Dulche's! The sculptures in the woods are amazing. Very clean, nice restaurant and excellent restrooms. Hidden away, but check it out!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
debraowen59
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Advance, Missouri

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Advance, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go to Captain Dulche's! The sculptures in the woods are amazing. Very clean, nice restaurant and excellent restrooms. Hidden away, but check it out!!

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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I normally visit in July/ August, and of course, it is very hot. I thought this was a lovely location, with beach chairs, a small beach, a large palapa bar. It does not have a pool, however, and so my group and I wandered on to find a spot more suitable to what we were looking for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Interesting museum. Beautiful setting with beach club and unique bar with very friendly staff. Nice place to stop.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is really a beach club. The daily rate is reasonable and the fee is applied to your food and drink tab. There are loungers and umbrellas on the beach but a good bit of seaweed too. ( this is on the west side of the island) so they suggest you swim off the end of the pier. If you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We visited in late June when we came over to Isla Mujeres for a day trip from mainland Cancun. We had read some reviews on Trip Advisor before we came having seen it flagged up on our Map Chick golf cart tour map. We didn't stay for any length of time or use the beach or loungers, although if you... More 

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Stayton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Have been here 3 times, not a bad little out of the way place to get a beach chair just for the price of a beer. But really wish they would rake up the sea grass so I would feel comfortable swimming in the water. It is quaint, and has some interesting history/museum, but needs a little cleaning up and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

What a lovely place to stop for a drink and a dip, beautiful kept ground with iguana walking around without a care in the world

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Lenexa, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I hate to write something negative, but I feel people need to know our experience at Captain Dulce. First of all, the grounds are great. We ordered nachos and they were awful. The chips were stale. A family sitting near us on the beach also mentioned their chips were stale and bad. Secondly, the seaweed (seagrass) was pretty bad. The... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Found this place by chance when we were doing a tour of the Island, nearly put off because it was part of a beach club, thought it could be a bit pretentious and expensive, wrong on both accounts. You enter down a winding road which opens onto a idyllic view of wooden huts and an amazing view. We had lunch... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Went here for a Cocktail party the night before a wedding!!! Beautiful!! Beautiful bar area with large deck surrounded by trees and plants. The most beautiful view! Loved it!

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