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“History Lesson in Park Form”
Review of Hacienda Mundaca

Hacienda Mundaca
Ranked #31 of 47 things to do in Isla Mujeres
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Owner description: House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.
San Jose, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“History Lesson in Park Form”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

This is the house and gardens of the first man to settle on Isla Mujeres. The house is a testament to the history of the Caribbean lifestyle of the early colonial pirate days. The park is off the beaten path and not geared for entertainment, it is more of a community center for the locals and reminder of the past. Every morning there is some kind of event or class happening at the large palapas at the entrance. I stopped to join in a community yoga class and mingled with the local ladies. It was a great experience. For under $2.00 a person you can walk through the island's history and if you show up early enough join in a community class out front.

Visited September 2012
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louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“better have insect repellant!”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Huge mosquitos...As big as horses, tried to pick us up and carry us away!
So many,couldn't enjoy the visit......WARNING.....MOSQUITOS ARE HUGE!

Visited July 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Such a waste!!!”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Hacienda Mundaca has a legend to share and used to house animals of the jungle. There are ruins to be seen here but the animals are gone and the only pests left are hordes of mosquitoes. The place has been left to decay and needs to be revitalized. My son went to visit and was charged entry fee even though there are no animals left and he was run out by the charging of the mosquitoes. What a shame.

Visited July 2012
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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pirate Mundaca”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Interesting but not a whole lot to see. It was really hot so we didn't walk around the entire grounds.

Visited May 2012
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Christina Lake, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Nice place to take photos' and enjoy a bit of shade.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The park itself is not overly exciting, but it is deffinately intresting and very beautiful. My kids liked it, and found it very interesting. The gardens are beautiful, and for the price its deffinately worth checking out for an afternoon!

Visited February 2012
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