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“Learn About the Island”

Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
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Cozumel Island Museum
Ranked #41 of 159 things to do in Cozumel
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 July 2014

First- This is a small museum and it does have a modest admission fee. I've visited the museum three times in the years we've come to the island. I love to look at old photographs. There are several to view here.

The first exhibits talk about how the island was formed and how fragile it is. (Why we visitors should think green whenever possible). The population of the island has changed dramatically over the years. You'll learn why at the museum.

The island has an amazing history. Mayans traveled to the island throughout the height of the culture to (especially women) to make a pilgrimage to San Gervasio and the Temple of Ixchel.
The exhibits are modest and I've always left having learned something new.

And...The museum restaurant overlooking the Caribbean is very good for breakfast or lunch. Prices are reasonable. My favorite is the banana pancakes :)

2  Thank rtousley
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stop by to view the exhibits and stop by the upstairs resturant to have a meal. We have stopped here at least once on every trip to Cozumel for a yummy breakfast. The resturant looks out over the busy Main Street and has a great view of the water. Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly.

The museum has a permanent exhibit of a traditional Mayan village home, and always a lovely display of art works.

Thank Larry N
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

This museum is such an assset to the Island of Cozumel - with Mayan history and newer exhibits. A good place to spend some time during a rain shower or break from the sun.

1  Thank AmericanIxchel
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We went into this museum on the information from our resort that it was free and a great way to spend an hour or so on a rain day. We walked in (after being aggressively hassled by a barker of a silver shop) and started to look around. There is no A/C in the museum and there were a lot of leaks in the ceiling, so the tiles were VERY slippery. As we came around the corner to go into another exhibit, we were confronted by someone who may (or may not) have actually worked in the museum demanding $5 to tour. We explained to him that we thought it was free. He got very hostile with us and said that it was $5. We immediately left the premises.

5  Thank downeyek
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

if you are looking for a nice quiet break from the heat/sun/vendors... step in here. the best part is the native islander hut, where you learn more about the Mayan culture.

Thank blueangelofmercy
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