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Isla Janitzio

Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 6 Attractions in Patzcuaro
Type: Islands
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: Janitzio is the main isand in the lake of Patzcuaro and its only about 30 minutes from Morelia. This is one of the most original sites of Purepecha... more »
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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

It was an inexpensive little excursion where we road a shared mini van to the muelle where we hopped a small ferry for a 15 - 20 minute ride across the lake to the island. It didn't take long to visit and allowed some views around.

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BC
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is a fun excursion to take a boat to Isla Janitzio from the dock in Patzcuaro. Tickets cost 50 pesos round trip for the boat, which took 30 minutes to cross to the island. We were entertained by a music group during the crossing. Isla Janitzio was nice, plenty of food and vendors along the way up all the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located in the middle of the famous fishing lake Patzcuaro in the magical state of Michoacan considered to be one of the most beautiful and rich states in all of Mexico for its culture architecture and food. This island is transformed during the day of the dead when everyone outside leaves candles in the street to guide the spirit of... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It's amazing how much things there is to see and do there. If you are planning on returning home with some gifts for family and friends I recommend you visit Janitzio. There is many hand made gifts perfect for anybody.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A Beautiful little island with lots of history in the lake of Patzcuaro and amazing views. Pleasant people and overall a nice day trip!

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Eagle River
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place is definitely something you should do at least once in your life. The boat ride over is comfortable and interesting. Seeing the Butterfly Fishermen do their thing is wonderful and something we will never forget. Going to the top of the mountain and then to the top of the statue was difficult but something I will never forget.

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Central Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

An easy 3 hour drive around the lake, more with the numerous scenic stops of your choice. Primarily a farming area but there are numerous shops in the small towns with statuary, handmade furniture and wood carvings, which are both unique and beautiful. The shop owners we met were attentive and willing to show us around but never pressured us... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Isla Janitzio is an important location for Mexicans, so it was interesting to join them on a public ferry to the island. Yes, there are a lot of people selling tourist stuff, but it's interesting to look at and fun momentos can be purchased. I enjoyed the hike up to the top to see the statue of Morelos. Great local... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

When I saw some of these bad reviews, I don't know what those people were looking for? Of course the economy of the island is geared for tourism, people have to earn a living. I do not appreciate the arrogance of people who visit other countries with their noses in the air. In their own countries they are nobody. Okay,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A half hour trip on the lake sounded like a good idea. It was okay. Janitzio itself is wall to wall souvenir stalls. I did find one of the prettiest little restaurants I have ever seen in Mexico with green (?) tortillas, which also were tastier than most tortillas.

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