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Garrafon de Castilla

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Beaches
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

tiny beach, but water was clean and clear and there is a reef and dozens of colorful fish that would swim right up to you. You could lure them with bread crumbs. Nice to have showers, changing rooms, toilets, snorkeling gear, and food and drink included for a very nominal cost.. It got a bit crowded for my taste, but... More

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There isn't much shore snorkeling on Isla - so for an inexpensive alternative to the Garrafon Park or a boat trip - this is it. $50 pesos / $3.85us to get in - good lunch - lockers- showers - nice place to spend several hours on a cart tour.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went hear to snorkel with out kids who are 7 and 8 and had not snorkelled before. It is a great location for a first time snorkel. No waves, lots of fish to sea and they have life jackets, snorkel/mask/flippers you can hire in addition to the 50peso entrance fee. Also deck chairs are included in price and there... More

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Snellville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Admission is 50 pesos / person which includes entrance, chair and umbrella. They have restrooms and lockers available. Also have snorkeling equipment that you can rent. Life jacket was 40 pesos. Roped off swimming / snorkeling area with A LOT of beautiful fish. You can buy fish food to feed them as well but don't have to. The fish are... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great beach club/resort. It is small but nice. Clean bathrooms, dressing rooms and good restaurant. The beach is sand and rocks but has a great little cove for showing the tropical fish to the kids. The fish are accustom to being fed and will school all around you as you drop fish food in. The kids love... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

every time we come to isla we spend so much time here! its cheap to snorkel sometimes you see some awesome stuff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I spent a day exploring Isla Mujeres and we heard Garragon de Castilla was a really nice beach and very affordable. The price was only 50 pesos (we payed 5 US dollars) and it included access to the beach as well as their chairs and umbrellas. The water was absolutely crystal clear and there were lots of... More

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is a much less expensive alternative to Garrafon Park. It is right next door. They have a lovely beach with chairs, 2 palapas with food and drinks available. There are showers, changing rooms and bathrooms as well as lockers. You can rent snorkel gear, but we brought our own and spent several hours watching the sea life. Their... More

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White House, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It cost 50 pesos to get in and if you need snorkeling gear it's 40 pesos for a mask and 40 pesos for fins and if you need a life jacket they rent for 40 pesos as well. We ate lunch there and the food was fabulous. The property is looking a little tired it needs some attention but overall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family visited Isla Mujeres for a day of exploring while vacationing in Cancun. We talked to a family that regularly vacations on the island and they told us to visit Garrafon De Castilla for the best snorkeling experience, as any other beaches on the island won't offer many coral and fish sightings. We spent a couple hours snorkeling, with... More

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