Almost in the middle of the island, a large park with several crumbling structures includes the ruins of a large hacienda constructed by the 19th-century pirate and slave trader Fermín Antonio Mundaca de Marechaja. Mundaca is said to have constructed the hacienda for a local girl who’d captured his heart. She shunned him for a local boy and the pirate lived on his grand estate alone. The shaded grounds include a well-tended botanical garden and a lake—fortunately, the small zoo has been closed. It’s a pleasant place for a walk but lacks picnic tables or seating areas. Stop at the entrance and visit with Caesar Espinosa, who crafts seashells into just about any sort of trinket you can image and sells them to support his family.
Isla Mujeres› Attraction
Middle of the island
Our Rating Neighborhood Around the Island Hours Daily 9am to 5pm Prices 20 pesos
MapMiddle of the island Isla Mujeres
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