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Address: Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico

House of a slave trader built in the 19th century.

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Interesting spot that has potential, run down

Good thing the entrance was cheap. The grounds are what are really interesting, and we would have easliy missed some of the developed garden if we didn't follow a poorly... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2016
Edmonton, Canada

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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I think we missed some of the grounds when we went, but we had fun wandering around, walking down the path through the stone arches and garden ruins. It was somewhat dark, quiet, and creepy but very cool to see. Don't think of it as a museum or monument - it's not. It's a bunch of old ruins which is... More 

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New York
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

It's infested with iguanas but the place and the story behind it is pretty cool. I really enjoyed looking at the mansion...you can sort of picture everything.

1 Thank VigiSou
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Good thing the entrance was cheap. The grounds are what are really interesting, and we would have easliy missed some of the developed garden if we didn't follow a poorly maintained path. This would have been beautiful at one time, and could be again. No english signage, and the spanish signage is in poor shape, some unreadable. Some huge iquanas!

Thank LaurenFaith
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

I discovered this place whilst volunteering at Isla Animals. I was curious as to what it was so I paid the 20 pesos and went to explore. I'm still not exactly sure what I saw as there were no posts or brochures explaining what everything was. The ruins were beautiful and the pond appeared to be well kept up. I... More 

1 Thank Taryn R
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

The walk through the grounds was very nice but I wished there was some sort of interpretive signs or a pamphlet that told you a bit more about what you were seeing.

Thank Bryan W
Frontenac, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is not a "typical" tourist place and it's fascinating,fun to discover. It is run down, no one to explain what you are seeing however that just adds to the mystic of the place. Biggest iguanas I have ever seen along with some amazing architecture . Reminded me of areas in Havana that were going to ruins. This is the... More 

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fort wayne, in
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a fairly interesting place but with practically no signage it was difficult to know what you were seeing. Could definitely benefit from an overseer, some brochures or explanatory signs.

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San Antonio, Texas
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120 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

It is a shame but this place has fallen in disrepair the gardens and the grounds could be beautiful and inviting but if you have interest in Pirates you you have to go

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Burlington Ontario
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110 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

As it stands, the hacienda is an abandoned property with an archeological aura about it. The indigenous habitation structure and various animal cages suggest an effort is being made to give tourists a reason to visit. For now, and for 20 pesos, it's an opportunity to stroll through overgrown gardens, view evidence of times gone by, experience the silence (and... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We expected to see some really cool ruins here but were highly disappointed. There were a few ruins but what it really was...an old abandoned zoo/park. Empty cages and broken down buildings from the 20th century. Nothing too exciting here.

Thank Shawna A

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