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El Farito

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #13 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Reefs
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Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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Laurel, Mississippi
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is some of the best coral and snorkeling I've seen in a long time. Not like 25 years ago, but still very pretty with lots of fish and worth the trip out. We went with Captain Tony and he did a good job and was so sweet to our little children.

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Camas, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My family chartered a private 1/2 day of fishing and snorkeling. We were having such a good time fishing, by the time we got to El Farito, the crew was watching the time. It wasn't very crowded and our guide was very knowledgable about the area. In the brief amount of time that we had, our guide showed us a... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We took a tour and were the only ones on the boat so we got great service from the tour company. The snorkeling itself was so-so. Lots of fire corral (which you don't want to touch) and limited fish. The coral reef isn't as colorful as what I have experienced in Hawaii or the fish as numerous. If you aren't... More

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Republic, Missouri
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

everyone said the snorkeling was great but I wasn't impressed. the guide that took us was ok. The best part of the day though I thought was when we stopped at the beach and ate some amazing fish that he grilled! the snorkeling was average....if you've ever been to Cozumel or anywhere like that you may be slightly disappointed but... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Loved this....Saw an underwater statue of the Madonna and Baby....A ton of barracuda hanging around! Lots of parrot fish species too! Bad and high winds from the south made things a little less wonderful--but all in, really good value for $$$. Oh...Mexican National Park...so bring 20 pesos per person or $2US per person aside from boat fee. ($20 pesos is... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Booked a tour through the fishermans co-op. We had read that if you book through them the profits go back to the fisherman of the island and that seemed better than some for profit company. The cost was $25US or 600 Pesos (same everywhere on Isla). Their office is just north of the Ultramar Ferry dock. There were four of... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Beautiful place to snorkel. Even kids enjoyed it. Beautiful fish, coral, and barracudas. You will experience swimming with large school of fish. It was a wonderful experience for everyone. Afterwards, we went for a fish supper that was traditionally BBQ. It was the best fish we ever ate on the island. We truly recommend it.

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MO
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14 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was such a relaxing snorkel. You do see alot of fish, but stay away from the rocks, as it does have fire coral...painful. The only drawback was not enough time spent there. The tour companies want you in and out so fast, you barely have time to see it all. Too bad you can't go out on your own... More

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