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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
10:30 - 19:30
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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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Wonderful place to spend the day!

We were told by a local that this was a place to visit. I'm so glad we went. If you are staying on the North side of the island, you will need a golf cart, moped, or taxi to get... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2014
Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We were told by a local that this was a place to visit. I'm so glad we went. If you are staying on the North side of the island, you will need a golf cart, moped, or taxi to get there. They have a private beach here with a bar and restaurant, so you can spend the day in a... More 

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Roseville, Mn
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Our group just happened upon this beautiful area on our tour the island by golf cart day. Luckily there was a young woman at the entryway with a sign that made us aware of something to see here. This is a large, lovely green grass area with an oceanside restaurant and a large pavillion type restaurant entertainment area off the... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We knew we were in for something unique and special when we pulled onto the tidy brick driveway that lead down to this museum/beach/ patio restaurant and bar and parked in the organized and ample parking area. A manicured lawn,dotted with palm trees and large nautical artifacts, stretches down to a long dock. The patio restaurant, amply shaded with large... More 

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We were exploring and happened upon Capitan Dulche's. We stayed to watch the sunset and enjoy a drink and a snack. Very relaxing; quiet. Toured the owner's deck by mistake -thought it was part of the museum - and really enjoyed seeing their unique collection of maritime antiques and artifacts. Go there!

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San Juan Islands, WA
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Visited the museum and found it to be quite small but informative. Also stopped at the beach bar for cocktails and the great view. Be sure to see the macaw parrots on the right when you first drive in and the metal jazz musician sculptures on the hill next to the restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We decided to come here as we were getting a bit bored of Playa Norte and the same scenery. The sand here is quite clean until you get to the water edge where there is a lot of seaweed. Don't let this put you off as the sand further up is clean. Nice beach chairs and bamboo shades. The sea... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We ended up here by accident but stopped in with our young child and had snacks/drinks. Food was very good. Pescadillas were the best. Museum as also a nice treat. Very clean and quiet. Beach was clean and had nice set up. Daughter had a great time playing around without large waves. However, it was very quiet which we found... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

What a fun place! The cobblestone drive off the main road transplants you into a tropical oasis! The "host" greets you as soon as you pull in and lets you know all the amenities of the location. You must stop and visit the beautiful Macaw parrots! The beach itself is wonderful and offers private palapas to each guest. Their food... More 

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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10 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2014

What a great place to have a cool drink on a hot afternoon! This is a surprisingly polished and beautiful beach themed bar and restaurant. Definitely worth a look when you're away from downtown.

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ontario canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

The area around this little museum was the nicest restaurant/lounge/bar I went to on the island. They have put a lot of money in to the property and it has a beautiful view, beach and new chairs/tables/bar. I would have stayed all day if I could. Defiantly a stop to make. Best guacamole I had as well :)

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