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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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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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Historic, Beautiful, Excellent Staff

A beautiful hidden gem with awesome snorkeling at the pier, great food and drinks, clean and safe. The concierge Dario was a great asset in turning our vacation into an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ZaveW
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Medford, New Jersey
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Medford, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful hidden gem with awesome snorkeling at the pier, great food and drinks, clean and safe. The concierge Dario was a great asset in turning our vacation into an adventure. Highly recommended.

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Pringle, South Dakota, United States
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem on the island. I have mixed emotions about sharing a review because we would like to keep it to our selves but I also would like to see it remain open. Be sure and check out the museum when you get to hot on the beach. The food and the drinks are awesome.

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Thank Craig H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this beach club on a recommendation of the owner of our hotel. Although it is touted as a museum, it is also a nice beach club which offers nice palapas and a cute but small beach to hang out on. The sand is soft, and although not as soft as some of the sand on the Playa... More 

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Thank Janella S
canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can beach it and do some snorkeling if you order food or a drink. Beautiful museum With history and lots of ships built to scale on display. Lunch wasn't bad at all. You can sit on deck by the boat or under the umbrellas with so few other people. Next door has an amazon parrot and full of unusual... More 

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Thank lazrsail2
Saskatchewan, Canada
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a drink and to walk through the museum on our gold cart tour of the island. It was interesting to check out the small museum and see all of the art work on the property.

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Thank Jesselynnl
Monessen, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited captain dulches the second week of December 2015. we stopped for a drink while touring the island on our golf cart. what a beautiful and unique place to visit! very friendly staff. wish we could have stayed all day. don't miss it!

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Thank sandra m
Pasadena, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visited this location twice. The first time was right after we arrived on Isla and I will admit that some of my poor experience can be contributed to my own impatience from being tired and cranky from traveling. That said, we sat at a table for quite some time without being served, then when we asked about food service,... More 

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Thank Katie E
Texas
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I'm really reviewing the Captain Dulche Beach Club. The pics on the fence outside are NOTHING like it looks inside. The beach and shore were awful. If you step in the ocean there, you will sink down about 8 inches into the seaweed. And I went ahead and tried to walk out past it, but it never ended!! The only... More 

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Thank GettinAwayTexas
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The beach is nice here but there was no real vibe - the place felt oddly deserted. maybe we were just there in an off day. The museum was also closed

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Thank Sean C
Belmont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Captain Dulches is the kind of laid back, friendly and beautiful place you are looking for on a beach vacation. Beautiful beach, good shade, excellent food, friendly staff. the museum is very interesting and historical. They also sell beautifully made jewelry. It was our favorite spot on the Island.

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