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Garrafon de Castilla

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Isla Mujeres
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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montreal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

little, quiet beach! great chairs and parasols! swimming, incredible!! you feel like you are swimming in an aquarium!! didn't eat but drinks are delicious!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Relax on the beach with lounges and an umbrella for 60 pesos. Order up a piña calada and your set. After sunning and snorkeling at Garrafon, head up to their little restaurant for outstanding fish tacos or ceviche and a cold Victoria. This place is not luxurious, but we all enjoyed it more than hanging out on Playa Norte the... More

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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

You may hesitate when entering this little hideaway, but you will not be disappointed by the fun in being swarmed by local fish and just relaxing on this private beach. Order the Pina coladas or just Pinadas....they are delicious.

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Mountain View, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were surprised to find, apparently due to government regulation, that all snorkeling tours and formal parks in the Cancun area (including Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos) require life jackets when snorkeling. This means you just have to float around on top of the water. This isn't really snorkeling by my definition; you should be able to dive down to... More

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marblehead, MA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a gem of a beach club. For a small amount of money (can't remember how much), you can get a chaise and umbrella and rent snorkel equipment or bring your own. The fish swim right up to you as soon as you walk in. There are some crushed shells to walk over, so bring water shoes if you... More

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Vancouver
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't confuse this place with Garrafon Natural Reef Park where you pay an exorbitant entrance fee. This beach, which is right next door, cost only 50 pesos and includes a towel and beach chairs with umbrellas. There is a bathroom and a shower available for you. You have to pay 20 pesos for a small rickety locker and 40 pesos... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

With the steep prices, I expected a lot more. For the most part, the staff seemed irritated with all the visitors. My usually generous husband didn't even tip the bartender. The snorkeling was no better than you can find for free at Yunque Reef. The food was mediocre, at best. I had a decent nap in the hammocks, but that... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We wanted to snorkel on the island but were running out of pesos, and when we heard this was so cheap we decided to go. It's a few minute walk from Punta Sur, just up to the left-- if you're staying in the hotel zone like we were, do these two together if you want to save on a cab... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This laid back park only charged $4 US per person, which includes access to the beach, chairs, showers, and dressing rooms. The snorkeling mask cost $3 and fins $3. You snorkel right near the shore, with beautiful crystal water and fish swimming all around you. There is also a cheap (less than $10 meals) Mexican restaurant and bar.

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maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Don't waste your money going anywhere else.. Only 5$ and you have a beautiful spot right next to the big over priced park.. You can rent gear, have outside shower , bathrooms ect.. Bring some crackers or bread from your resort to feed the fish they will eat of your hand.. Also I bring a small folded cooler and grab... More

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