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Captain Dulche's Museum

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Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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+52 998 849 7589
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10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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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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Nice quiet beach

We stopped in one day to check out the bar which is in an old ship, and the museum. It was 2 for 1 on some drinks and the chairs were free. Nice beach with lots of chairs in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Madeleine75
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Paris, France

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in one day to check out the bar which is in an old ship, and the museum. It was 2 for 1 on some drinks and the chairs were free. Nice beach with lots of chairs in a quiet area. We met people at the bar and got chatting which was nice. Relaxed atmosphere here. There is a... More 

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Midwest, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in on our "map chick" golf cart tour...glad we did. Nice beach with tons of chairs in an accessible and quiet area of the island's shore (not all are). Great pier to wander around on and watch the pelicans and seagulls. Nice bar with good service.

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mpls
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful setting, and I have been there in previous years. However, this year they were not serving food, and the museum was closed during high season. Drinks were still good. Don't know what's going on with this location. Would be a shame to see if close.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has such potential that is seen online from pictures I guess taken quite a while back. The palapas were run down and in disarray. The beach was full of seaweed and dirty. We did have drinks there from a ver curious bartender, but was told they no longer do food by him.

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Thank Anthony I
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Checked this spot out for the first time upon the recommendation of our hosts. Mixed feelings. Got a beach chair right on the water, which was good. Drinks were 2-for-1s. Tequila sunrises were tasty. However, no food was being served. Lots of seaweed on the beach. Water was too rough for snorkeling. Might give it another try in the future.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

My partner and I went there early in the am to snorkel and were surprised how cool this spot is. The snorkeling isn't great because there is a lot of sea grass, but it does get better as you get further out and closer to the dock. Aside from that, it was really fun. We had the place to ourselves... More 

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Creston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

This is a nice place to visit. There is a lot of history available and some very interesting art as well. Just remember to bring your mosiquito repellant.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

We hunted this place down, and finally found it. We wandered around the place, and there was no one there. If there is a "museum", we failed to find it. We walked up to the bar, which was very cool looking by the way (with the boat on top), and there was no one tending it. The grounds were nice.... More 

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

We have gone here for the sunset and drinks but in March of 2016 they were not open at that time of day. Very strange. Very nice place with a ship bar. Maybe check hours before you make the drive.

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Snohomish, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We planned our stop at Captain Dulche's on our way back from Punta Sur as we had enjoyed it last visit. This visit only drinks were available, and we were expecting food. Still a beautiful place, just didn't have all the amenities.

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