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IntotheWoods: This cache had a good run, but with the final statue first battered by hurricanes and damaged, and now completely gone, it's time to say goodbye. For the record, it was a beautiful statue with three sea turtles. Hope everyone enjoyed!

-ITW

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Statues of Isla Mujeres

A cache by IntotheWoods Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/31/2002
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

A multi-virtual cache (no Tupperware!) located on the Mexican island of Isla Mujeres, a 45-minute ferry ride from Cancun.


Isla Mujeres

This cache has *FOUR* waypoints, all of them statues in the village of Isla Mujeres (very near where the ferry drops you off).

You may find it helpful to rent a bike, moped, or golf cart (especially if you're going to explore the rest of the island, which I highly recommend), but the cache is easily completed on foot. As it involves some elementary math, a calculator would be helpful but is not required.

*** = your answer for each part

Waypoint 1
The coordinates posted above will bring you to a beautiful statue honoring fishermen who have been lost at sea. Take the year this statue was erected (look at the very bottom of the plaque) and subtract 1507.

Waypoint 2
N 21° 15.***
W 086° 45.008

You will now be in front of a statue depicting a man for whom a Mexican state is named. Take the year he was born and subtract it from 2640.

Waypoint 3
N 21° 15.475
W 086° 44.***

Now you’re looking at a statue of a Mayan goddess. Take the number of letters in her name and add them to 716 to get your final coordinates.

Waypoint 4
N 21° 15.414
W 086° 44.***

To claim the cache, e-mail me the NAME of the ANIMAL that is featured in this unusual statue and the NUMBER of them that are depicted. **Please do not post pictures of the final statue, since doing so will give away the answer!!**

Happy hunting!

--IntotheWoods

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