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Hacienda Mundaca: a place built by pirates

Love makes us do crazy things, no matter who you are or where you come from. We can do nothing against him. In the case of the Spanish Fermín Mundaca, a pirate and slave trader, like any other human, fell in love. And when he fell deeply in love with a native girl from Isla Mujeres, he was inspired to build Hacienda Mundaca, also called Vista Alegre.

How did Fermin get to Isla Mujeres? He was running from the law. He impersonated a commercial agent from Cuba but was still trafficking slaves.

We all love what we cannot have; we have an insatiable desire to achieve the forbidden. The same thing happened to Fermin. His mistake was to fall in love with this girl; La Trigueña was her nickname, who was 40 years younger.

The story of a love behind Hacienda Mundaca comes with loneliness and money; both stranded aimlessly

In fact, within the framework of the main gate of the hacienda, it said: "The Entrance of the Trigueña" and Hacienda Mundaca by then, came to occupy almost 40% of all Isla Mujeres, but love never flourished between them. For more roses, flowers, chocolates, and poems, the lady did not yield. He ended up marrying someone of the same age.

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Hacienda Mundaca in Isla Mujeres

Although he owned everything, money, jewelry, boats, properties, in the end, he was a lonely man. They say the pirate always lived alone. Now, as they say, not everything that glitters is gold.

In the end, Fermin fell ill. There was a tomb already with his name in Isla Mujeres abut it is empty because they took Fermín to Mérida in the hope of being able to help him, but it was in vain.

Ready for the adventure in Hacienda Mundaca? Isla Mujeres is waiting to offer you this and many more experiences.


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Spa in Isla Mujeres

Candles, massages, comfort, luxury, and beach. All in the same place; the Spa in Isla Mujeres at the Hotel Izla. A long trip can be very tiring, more with stops. Hotel Izla offers a getaway from fatigue and stress in its facilities with the unique purpose of providing you with an unforgettable experience in Mexico.

If it is your first time in a Spa and you don't know what it is about, here we will explain what it is.

What is a spa?

The word “Spa” has two origins. The first is that it means spa because in Belgium, there were thermal waters rich in minerals, and they were famous for their healing powers. The second is that by its initials "Salute Per l'Acqua," which is; health by water. From what we see in stock in both concepts, the word water is implied. Therefore, one of the main treatments offered by this place of relaxation is hydrotherapy.

Hydrotherapy is the application of water with different levels of power so that it is therapeutic. There is physical, thermal, and chemical hydrotherapy. Physical is the use of water on the body with different levels of force in specific joints. Thermal is the application of water at different temperatures where hot and cold water complements each other to give a toning and relaxing effect. And finally, the chemical, where water mixed with various minerals, will trigger another healing effect.

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Spa in Isla Mujeres - Izla Hotel

What can you do in a Spa in Isla Mujeres?

A Spa is a comfortable place where it's basically about pampering yourself and your body. How? Through massages, facials, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and so on ... There is always a remedy for every evil that afflicts us if you are not sure which treatment is the one that suits you, never keep the doubt and ask the expert.

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