Mundaca was built by Fermín Mundaca de Marecheaga, a pirate
and slave trader that sought refuge on the island after fighting
against the British Navy in 1860. The hacienda includes walls,
arches, exotic plants, gardens, birds breeding place, cattle and
orchard. It is located on the road to Garrafon, 3.5 kilometers
before Playa Lancheros and Playa Paraíso.
Fermín Mundaca y Marecheaga and “La Trigüena”
were real life persons; the former was born in Spain and the latter
on Isla Mujeres. Without knowing it, they wrote a love story that
has become part of the cultural tradition of the islanders.
to this great love story, Isla Mujeres has gradually become an
ideal spot for newlyweds. Its unique beauty, quietness and hospitality
make it a perfect place for people in love, who will certainly
hear about the romantic legend created around the lives of these
two local characters.