Capitan Dulche Museum and Beach Club – Pirate Ship Bar and Private Beach on Isla Mujeres

Capitan Dulche Museum and Beach Club – Pirate Ship Bar and Private Beach on Isla Mujeres

Following on from my previous post about Isla Mujeres, I wanted to go into more detail about the afternoon I spent at Capitan Dulche. This is a unique beach club which mixes relaxation with culture, as it also has a sculpture garden and hosts the only museum on the island.

Like all other attractions from the island, Capitan Dulche can easily be reached by fixed rate taxi or by renting a golf cart for the day. If you order food and drink at the bar the entrance fee is waved and you are welcome to spend all day on the private beach which includes loungers and a volleyball net.

Beach ClubCapitan Dulche Beach ClubBy far my favourite thing about Capitan Dulche is the extremely unique boat bar – you can see the ship’s mast rising up from the surrounding landscape. The style evokes imagery of pirates sailing the Caribbean and the barrels of rum they’d consume.

captain-dulche-isla-mujeresboat bar in isla mujeresThe beach has a small dock that expands out into the bay, providing a scenic walkway or place to sit and watch the local wildlife.

Capitan Dulche Pierwater birdsThe grounds of Capitan Dulche also act as a sculpture garden, with maritime pieces and musical figurines dotted on the dock, grass and hillside. 

isla mujeres Sculpture Garden Isla MujeresThe main building hosts a formal dining veranda that can be rented for events and weddings, while the downstairs is the island’s Maritime Museum. The museum collection includes model ships and items from throughout the local naval history, including details about Mexico’s most famous diver and oceanographer, Ramon Bravo, along with his even more famous contemporary, Jacques Cousteau.

Capitan Dulche MuseumMaritime Museum MexicoI found Capitan Dulche to be a real treat while on Isla Mujeres as it managed to mix the two things I love most while travelling; beautiful beaches and cultural history.

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