Hacienda Mundaca, Isla Mujeres

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  • Hacienda Mundaca hacienda features some buildings believed to have been built with stones from ancient Mayan temples. It was commissioned to be built by a French pirate and smuggler of slaves called Fermín Antonio Mundaca for "The brunette" who was a beautiful Indian woman that he loved. But she married another man and never inhabited it. In an arc of stone is an inscription which mentions the brunette, but in reality it never crossed through this gate. In addition to the House there are other constructions, several wells of water, numerous roads with lots of vegetation and a beautiful place of rest in the area of the orchard, but wear repellent insect. On the roads and can see iguanas of all types, colors and sizes. A hut reminds Maya dwellings and the way in which they lived. Unfortunately nowadays everything is very careless
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  • This place is no longer used as be, this very neglected should provide maintenance and also promote it, it is not the big thing but if they promote more serious an attraction of the island more
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  • It is a mosquito infested park that is riddled with either dog or iguana poop everywhere. Not worth the 20 pesos to go in.  more »
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  • Cool place to visit. If you believe the legend it is extra interesting. I definitely do not regret going but I probably would not go back. It is kind off run down and has a bit of a spooky vibe to it. We were the only ones in the park so I would not say it's crowded.
  • Nineteenth century historic site associated with a romantic legend about a pirate and unrequited love. Not sure the legend is accurate. Some people believe the so-called pirate was actually in the Cuban slave trade. At the hacienda the main attractions are a two story stone house, scattered ruins, stone work from the gardens, and a reconstructed pole framework Mayan house. Some interesting historic photographs are inside the stone house. Be careful of the rickety floor planks and a broken hand rail on the wood stairs when accessing the second floor from the outside. In addition there is a small Mayan archaeological site at Hacienda Mundaca. Overall the Hacienda Mundaca park needs more maintenance. A site map and more interpretive signage would be useful too.
  • It's cheap to get in, but it's very rundown and there's not a lot to look at. Everything was in Spanish so if you don't know the language it will be hard for you to understand any descriptions. There are many other things you should do or see on Isla Mujeres before coming here.
  • Only 20 pesos per person to get in but it is sadly run down. The house itself is interesting to see with some historical photos on the walls but the stairs to the second story are rickety at best and the wood floor up there was even worse. More information on the history of the place would be a welcome addition. For the price it is worth a quick stop when doing a golf cart tour of the island.
  • Nice walk, great pictures in the building. Do it every year.

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Isla Mujeres brims with accommodations catering to visitors looking to indulge in the region's excellent diving options. Budget-conscious travelers can find a selection of hostels and small guesthouses--many of which only accept payment in cash--just back from the beach. A larger selection of mid-range and luxury hotels offer views over the water, with the northern tip of the island serving as the most popular place to stay. Make sure you book your accommodations well in advance if visiting in peak season, from December to April.
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