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Garrafon de Castilla

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #10 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Beaches
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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed in this golf cart rental located near the basketball court in the main plaza. Upon arrival they said cart not available for 3 more hours, come back. We came back 3 hours later after paying for a cab to take us to our hotel and the back to rental cart place. We had emails verifying a week rental... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My fiancée and I wanted to do some snorkeling on isla, so we went to this place. Very low key, laid back atmosphere. Plenty of lounge chairs, some in shade and some in the sun. We snorkeled a bit, had a few drinks, and ate some ceviche. The snorkeling wasn't incredible, but we saw a lot of fish and it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My son loved it so much that I took him there twice. It is cheap and a nice quiet place to enjoy the natural beauty of Isla Mujeres. The resturant upstair is nice too. The food was great and the staff are sooooo friendly. It was the highlight of our trip. I just wish we had more time and could... More

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Aylmer, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We wanted to find a place for snorkeling without having to roast on a catamaran with annoying music... Well, this is the place! For 50 pesos you get access to a beautiful spot and can rent snorkeling gear (for small extra). As soon as you set foot in the water, the swarms of fish gets around you. Move a little... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very affordable, charming 'beach club' setting, lots of fish to watch snorkeling. Would be a great spot for beginning snorkelers, the fish are pretty friendly as they sell fish food. There is no natural reef here, rather they have constructed a man made area and coral is beginning to grow. We saw lots of smaller schools of fish, a couple... More

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Bring your own snorkel and goggles and enjoy an awesome beach. Tons of fish! THey like Corn Flakes! Bring an underwater camera. Put pop in your backpack or be willing to leave the cooler at the door. shower was outside and open to the public view. bartender served beachside! nice treat! plastic chairs in the water are fun. found some... More

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Hudson, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our first impression of this place was that it seemed kind of creepy and a bit dirty, but we only had 1 day w/ golf cart and were determined to snorkel. It was too windy to go out in a boat. Nice that there are lockers, though they are small & then you have to keep track of the key... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We spent a day here last week. We did not see the need in paying $80-150 dollars to get into the Garrafon Park right next door. We just wanted to snorkel, and the locals told us that this was the place to go. It was fabulous! It only costs $1 USD for the entrance fee, plus they have snorkels for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Good value. Great snorkelling. Great beach. Very quiet and great place to kick back. Nice relaxing beach chairs. Great view of Cancun. Beautiful turquoise waters & reef to snorkel in. Offer a good menu, cold beer, & drinks.

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Roseville, Mn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We heard the snorkling was really good here-but we found it disappointing. The waters were calm and clear this day so snorkling was easy. However, we didn't see much of anything. Very little fish, especially the colorful kind. It was a good practice area for snorkling but thats about it. I'm not sure it was even worth the 50 pesos... More

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