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Captain Dulche's Museum

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Address: Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 849 7589
10:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 19:30

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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History and relics

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Creston, Iowa

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Creston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 November 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 25 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

So, take your golf cart and just ride till you see the sign and pull in quickly lol awesome place we just stumbled upon. Drinks 2 for 1 wow really great price and the bartender Flower made them taste great. The views awesome, beach lovely, the water felt great and refreshing while having our drinks. If your wondering that's bit... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

You can miss this place if you don't keep an eye out for its billboard. It's located on the South side of the island. The driveway into the property feels like you are invading someone's property, but it leads to an amazing getaway. There is a small golf cart parking lot, so it doesn't get crowded. There is a palapa... More 

1 Thank Cathy A
West Allis, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Beautiful view, walked out on the pier. Nice beach area, we just stopped to have a drink on our golf cart ride around the Island

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Advance, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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

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