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Garrafon Natural Reef Park

Km 6 Carr Garrafon | Mz 41 Lote 12 SMNZ 9 Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
52 998-193-33-60
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: National Parks, Water Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling, Hiking
Traveler Description:   Below is info from Garrafon March 2014:   All the Garrafon options include all the stuffs as the Garrafon gate that you can find below, and after... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, drinks tasted watered down, food in restaurant mediacore. No cups, no forks. Had a hamburger at the snack bar which was awesome. Pool water got very warm as day went on. Was told on arrival that if we wanted to return early at 3:30 we could, but then when we asked about it, the boat was leaving from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The views from the park ARE gorgeous. On a calm sunny day, the water is a variety of clear blues that can only be seen to be properly described. Unfortunately, the reef was severely damaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. It will take MANY years to repair itself. So keep that in mind while you snorkel around it and enjoy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Astonishing views. We did the VIP which was worth the extra money for the air conditioned restaurant and shrimp! Snorkeling was only along the reef. Saw a barracuda and lots of fish. Zip line was fun. Unlimited drinks and snacks was great. Food was ok otherwise. Would go back!

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Preston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited Garrafon park alongside the Dolphin discovery experience booked with Thomson. (My other review of the day can be found on the Dolphin Discovery page). I'll start by saying I was not impressed one bit by the park. It offers: snorkelling, where there is nothing to see unless you swim away from the hoards of people kicking it up... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took the VIP option, which is very well worth the extra cost: you have a separate food (ate a half pound of great grilled shrimp!) and beverage service, a very clean private pool (small but well situated), use of Jacuzzis, and much more privacy. Outside of the snorkeling (which had almost nothing to see) this was a wonderfully relaxed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Love the zip lining. Unlimited drinks all day including liquor. Relaxing pools. Snorkeling around a big reef. Very friendly staff and helpful.

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Mesa, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My family went to this park for the afternoon. We paid the additional fee for my daughter to do the zip line. She thought it was exciting. We did the kayaks and after we saw a small shark (about 3 feet), the staff tried to tell us it was a barracuda. The number of kayaks available was limited and these... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

food was okay, drinks were good, beach was beautiful!!.. My wife and I had the VIP only plus side about that is we didn't have to deal with too many people!! nice VIP pool and jacuzzi!! The snorkle was kinda bad.. There wasn't really any fishes to see. Like I said VIP experience was ok to relax after swimming with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was included as a package with the Dolphin Discovery dolphin swim. Between this park and the dolphin swim, money well spent. The Zip line is fun. Don't let them see your camera... you'll have to get rid of it before they let you zip. Wear your sandals, the tower steps get extremely hot in the sun... ouch. The snorkeling... More

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Camas, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The zipline is cool. The snorkeling is ok, but you can't snorkel on the reef, only next to it. The food is poor quality, but unlimited as are the drinks. It's a beautiful park!

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Hello, thank you for visiting Garrafon Park, we're going to let General Manager know about your comments in order to improve our service. Thank you for give us your feedback, we appreciate it. More

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