Come to Isla Mujeres and visit Hacienda Mundaca, a touristic place built by pirates, full of history and tradition.
Isla Mujeres is a place full of treasures to discover, from beaches with turquoise waters, to recreational places like the Tortugranja, a space for the preservation of the local fauna. In this case, Hacienda Mundaca is no exception. Now, we tell you a little more about this ancient place:
The original name of this place was Hacienda “Vista Alegre”, but over the years it was called Hacienda Mundaca by the local people, in honor of Fermín Antonio Mundaca, a famous French pirate and slave trader, who built the place with houses, wells, impressive gardens and arches, inspired by the love he had for “Triguena”, a beautiful Indian woman originally from the island, whom he met during his many travels.
What to see at Hacienda Mundaca?
Today, Hacienda Mundaca is a place full of mysticism, surrounded by the Mayan jungle, where you will find various elements that the Pirate Mundaca built: a garden with a sundial, a stone arch, water wells, various paths with ample vegetation, a resting place, etc.
Also, in the place you can find a lagoon, as well as a hut that portrays the traditional Mayan dwellings and the way this culture lived.
Unfortunately, at present the place is a little neglected. Despite this, it is a place that preserves much of the island’s history and can be quite attractive for those tourists who like to learn about the life of the island’s ancestors.