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Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

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Address: Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 4, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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1 11 52 987 21 475

This small museum delineates the rich history of Cozumel: a must for first...

This small museum delineates the rich history of Cozumel: a must for first time visitors who want to become more familiar with the island's people and culture.

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Great view, good meals at average cost! Museo was under reno so didn't go Service is A #1 Top notch!

Reviewed 4 April 2017
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum has 4 galleries. You can do all four in under an hour. Has some,interesting items and some not so much.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has 4 rooms (Salas), each contains a different topic about the island or Mexico. My favorite attraction was the Mayan house out back, but you can also learn about the Flora and Fauna as well as the Marine life of the island, there is also a room for Mayan exhibits and Pirates.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

you can see averything in about an hour, but it is interesting, they have the old carnivals from 1920's thru 50's. tells what material Cozumel is made from, and the reefs are 30,000 to 1 million years old....shows some of the governments,that were in power, how the san Miguel pier has changed in 50 years, the different stages OF THE... More 

Thank raymond h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Great view, good meals at average cost! Museo was under reno so didn't go Service is A #1 Top notch!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a few hours to kill before the ferry and stopped in here for a breakfast and a tour. We were impressed with the history of the island, of the Maya and ecological exhibits. The place is very well put together and well worth the minimal cost of admission. - If you are an educator and have an ID,... More 

Thank Migrant10
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The museum is interesting, with art, geology, and historical exhibits. The restaurant on the second floor had good food at reasonable prices with a fabulous view.

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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

when you are spending time on the beach, and in the shops, it is easy to overlook a gem on the mainstreet of Cozumel. It has a nice museum, an even nicer restaurant and a great view of the street and all the festivities that take place there. Make sure you include it on your visit!

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Orrville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a history buff, this may be of interest to you. All the exhibits are in Spanish and English which was very helpful. It is a bit tired looking and the staff seemed fairly disinterested in the museum. Plan to spend an hour or so and maybe catch lunch. We were there before we were ready for lunch... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This little museum has a brief story on a bit-of-everything Cozumel. From shedding light on the importance of the ocean & its wildlife, to the ancient history of Maya civilization, you get a quick background on Cozumel. It isn't a museum which would hold the attention of most kids - not enough interactive material. For adults, it adds up to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Cozumel was one of the first places in Mexico where the Spaniards made contact with the Mayans, so naturally there's a lot of history here-- no to mention some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, if not the best. The restaurant upstairs has excellent food at a reasonable price and affords a scenic view of the sea.... More 

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