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Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 4, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
1 11 52 987 21 475
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (14 reviews)
“mayan house” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 4, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
1 11 52 987 21 475
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured the museum for a second time--the first was about twenty years ago. I was able to park right in front, to my surprise. This is not a very large place, but it still took us well over two hours to walk the displays....More

Thank mars s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small series of exhibits show Cozumel's history from prehistory, through Mayan habitation and into the colonization by the a Spanish invaders of this once peaceful island. Several stone artifacts and a recreation of a Mayan village are the main attractions.

Thank Frances R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid for admission and then we noticed we had less than an hour to look. We asked for "rain check" for another day or refund. Not a chance!! So we hurried through it and another person wanted to give us private tour free. After,...More

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This museum is a real treasure! It is so informative and enjoyable -- from the history of the Mayans to the flora and fauna of the island, it was a joy to experience! Our docent / guide was well informed, courteous, and enthusiastic. Nice little...More

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Hard to find new information about the history of Mexico after visiting this country for over 5 years but we still make attempts at supporting small museums, etc. The only part, new to us was about the reef formation and how to better protect it....More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This museum provided an interesting history of the island and its local culture. The tour is given in Spanish or English, while the tour guides are will informed and talkative. It has a replica of a Mayan hut you can walk in.

Thank Abigail T
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A nice little museum that provides a good overview of Cozumel, including the geography of the island, Mayan history, Spanish conquest and then more recent events, like occasional hurricanes that have flattened everything on the island.

Thank letsgotochina
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I had the best experience attending a wedding ceremony which included dinner and a fantastic party after. I had fettuccini with chicken breast and bacon wrapped shrimp which was very good. The staff was very friendly, polite and attentive to our every need. Great time...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Came here with my husband. We had a wonderful dinner. The margaritas were delicious. My husband had the fillet del museo, and LOVED it. I had the traditional spaghetti (as i was looking for something different), and we both loved the food. The museum overlooks...More

Thank scienceblondie
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Had a blast cant wait to return. The people were so friendly and alot of fun. They love to teach about their culture and are very proud and should be they are wonderful. Felt very safe and would return alone. Had three loads of laundry...More

Thank davndar
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23 January 2016|
Response from SnowyShasta |
This is an old question, but in case it's useful to someone - relatively easy. The museum is about half a mile from the cruise ship dock. The directions are easy - you just walk along the oceanfront main road (Avenida Rafael... More