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Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 9988770107
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Fun Way to Spend A Few Hours

Visited for some snorkeling and just to relax for a few hours. The snorkeling was amazing, lots of fish. It's not the fanciest place, but you're only paying 60 pesos a person to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Kwin47
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Olathe, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We only did the Zip Line which was amazing! My husband and I both have a fear of heights but seeing this place we just had to do it and I was scared but so happy I did. Unfortunately we didn't bring enough money with us and didn't let our bank know we were going out of the country so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited for some snorkeling and just to relax for a few hours. The snorkeling was amazing, lots of fish. It's not the fanciest place, but you're only paying 60 pesos a person to get in. It's fun trying to spot the iguanas that are hiding out everywhere.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our day her was my favorite of our trip. So many things to see when snorkeling! Brightly colored fish, crabs, star fish, and so much more! I can't recommend it enough!

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very inexpensive! You can relax here and eat lunch, snorkel or just lay on the mini beach. It is not very crowded because it is on the other end of the island. They have a small restaurant, bathrooms, showers, lockers etc. Snorkeling is good and I highly recommend going here at least once when visting isla

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We return to Garrafon de Castilla every time we're in Playa Ca, or in Isla Mujeres. Great little spot for snorkeling and just lying around the beach . Very good restaurant, with super fish tacos and really good cerviche. Will be back in December.The facilities are old, ( bathrooms, changing rooms) but they are extremely clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

$4 admission but equipment is piecemeal extra up to $12 each set. Caution: the waves and current can be rough and there is no lifeguard. Beach is sharp and rocky at the water's edge. Food avail and decent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This "beach club" was on a rough patch of beach with horrible beach chairs and rough waters. You have to pay for snorkel, mask, and fins for the snorkelling experience which is a few grouper and other small fish that crowd around because people are feeding them. This is not a true snorkelling experience and if it is your first... More 

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San Dimas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you come here expecting a luxury beach spot with padded loungers and umbrellas, you will be very disappointed, but if you are looking for a place to chill out, sip on some cold beers and enjoy the view of the gorgeous water, then you will be happy. This place is a bit rough around the edges, but we really... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I first went ti Garrafon de Castilla about three years ago and was impressed by the number of beautiful fish and coral. However after returning yesterday I was very disappointed. There were very few fish and the coral were not abundant at all. It is a nice beach club, but do not expect the amazing snorkeling like it promises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Snorkel place right on the beach. easy access with lots of fish. A nice little resturant with shade. for a few pasos you can swim all day if you like. The folks there are nice and the place was clean. Also had outside showeres to wash off with when you are done.

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