The island is situated in Mexico and as the name suggests, one expects to see a beautiful world which will leave an everlasting impression. But the reality is exactly opposite and very harsh when one discovers the thousands of mutilated ugly dolls hanging from every tree on the island.
Don Julian Santana, a hermit who renounced the world and his family to inhabit this island dedicated last fifty years of his life to make the “La Isla de la Munecas”. It is believed that he did this to please the spirit of a little girl who had drowned in a canal. Whatever may be the reason, he turned this island into a bizarre, scary place where an eerie eye of mutilated dolls haunts your every move.
Don Julian is said to have led an isolated life, except when he ventured to collect old dolls that he either scavenged from the garbage dump or bought in exchange for his homegrown fruit and vegetables. Personally one is made to believe that he obviously did not like intrusion and tried to scare off inquisitive onlookers by hanging scary doll faces.