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Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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It's hard to review this one because we happened to go on a day that the current was strong and since I'm not a great swimmer, I spent more time trying not to float away than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lo que me gustó de esta experiencia es que el agua es poco profunda,lo cuál lo hace ideal para gente que no sabe nadar. What I likea lot from this experience was that the water is very shallow so for begginers it is a nice and easy experience to try.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It's hard to review this one because we happened to go on a day that the current was strong and since I'm not a great swimmer, I spent more time trying not to float away than snorkeling. From what I saw, this would be great snorkeling on a better day. I would try it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I booked a snorkel tour with Aqua Adventures. I had never been snorkeling before and was really looking forward to getting in the crystal clear water! With Aqua Adventures we had a private snorkel tour and it was awesome. I couldn't believe how clear the water was. As soon as we got into the water we started... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You can reach el farito only by boat but the reef is spectacular. A wide range of corals and different species of fish. You can even admire an underwater sculpture of the Virgin Maria. Take an underwater camera with you, the hugest barracudas ever!!!

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The tour is thru Adolfo Lopez Mateos Tours. Ask for Captain Pancho. It's to the left as you leave the ferry from Cancun. Very inexpensive. $26 each for three snorkel sites and lunch at Playa Tiburan. El Farito was our very favorite! Flying fish,several types of large parrot fish, angel fish and everything in between. A very weird and very... More 

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Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

we had great snorkelling experiences at el farito. Lots of colorful fish and other creatures. First day we went there was a strong current. Second time it was calmer and hardly any current. It was a good experience for us.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had a great snorkelling trip at the light house with the guide Adrian and the captain of the boat Jose. Saw a great deal from the virigin under the water to lots of fish life and corals at the lighthouse

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is where you are likely to see fish you've never seen before, the coral is large and stunning and it's not very deep. Be sure to book your snorkeling trip carefully as some charters hurry you along too fast.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When you get off the ferry the folks from the Fishing Co-op will descend on you to buy a snorkeling tour/lunch. Can't shop around because who ever you talk to first will follow you around. Quoted cost is 450 pesos or about $35 pp. After 15 minutes we were able to negotiate $30pp. Then waited over 40 minutes until they... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We booked this trip thru Bombaritos trips at the Playacar end of PDC. Not recommended they were cute with exchange rates BUT was a great trip. SAMBA 2 Absolute party with music and drink flowing. The snorkelling over El Farito was one of the best 40 minutes I have ever spent plenty of fish and beautiful coral. Of course you... More 

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Address: Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

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