We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone Number: 9988770107
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 511 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 216
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Great snorkeling for a great price!

Family visit, we were able to see lots of fish. The long pier/dock was completely gone now. We didn't have any problems with swarming fish. The price was right. 60 pesos per... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
imamelda
,
Appleton, Wisconsin
Add Photo Write a Review

511 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Redding,CA
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
10 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

I found only a couple of fish varieties while snorkeling. There weren't nearly enough loungers on beach and chairs themselves were difficult to get in and out of. Very little shade.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Appleton, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Family visit, we were able to see lots of fish. The long pier/dock was completely gone now. We didn't have any problems with swarming fish. The price was right. 60 pesos per person.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food and drinks here are reasonable and although the reef has been battered by storms and hurricanes there are still many fish. You can just relax and not even snorkel if you want to. It's a nice place to just kick back for the day.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fairly decent snorkeling with plenty of fish and modest coral formations, all fairly close to the shore and pretty kid-friendly. Pleasant little beach with loungers, umbrellas and several iguanas in the rocks :=) Very nice little restaurant as well with terrific quality tacos and great prices

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The beach is ok. There is nothing really in the way of service or food. You can get beers and such. Don't waste your time snorkeling here there is nothing worth looking at

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midwest
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you're looking to snorkel on your own schedule and not spend a ton of money, this is the spot for you. Grab a seat on the beach and wade into the water when you're ready. Fish appear to be well fed, as they'll come right up to you in the shallow water. Rental gear is average at best, so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cold Brook, New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Go here before spending the money at Garrafon Reef Park. Bring water shoes because it is very rocky trying to walk in the surf. Pay the admission and go to the beach BEFORE renting any snorkeling gear because we rented the gear but the water was choppy. We spent 10 pesos (.75) and bought fish food and they came right... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Right next door but not associated with the Turtle farm. Cheap entrance fee. They have towels and snorkel equipment to rent. Quiet little beach with a restaurant. Good snorkeling and awesome tacos. Iguanas everywhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owen Sound, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Best spot to snorkel! Many varieties of fish to see. Nice beach areas, chairs etc. you can rent snorkel equipment if needed. Kind of rocky, so better to wear swim shoes. Drinks and food available. Washrooms, change rooms and showers available.

Was this review helpful? Yes
München, Deutschland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The beach is not big, but it was not crowded when we visited. The water there was definitely the clearest I have been swimming in, light turquoise color, like swimming in a natural pool.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Garrafon de Castilla also viewed

Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
 
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
 

Been to Garrafon de Castilla? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Garrafon de Castilla and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Garrafon de Castilla staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?