Positives: lovely boat ride for both the clientele & the scenery. Negatives: Entire island devoted to tourism selling mostly non local trinkets to what turn out to be not enough tourists.
If one did not know that this side of the lake was polluted, the ride out to the island would have been more pleasant. The island itself is AWFUL! A terrible tourist trap that I would advise you to avoid.
It is a crowded and too commercial of a place during Dia de los Muertos. All kids from Patzcuaro and Morelia gather there to get drunk and loud. You should visit Tsinzunzan instead for a better and nicer experience.
I went with my family on a little fishing boat to the island and its nothing extraordinary. I like getting to know new places so it was nice to see. If you are anywhere near the island it would be nice to go out of your way to see. In and out kinda place. Not bad but not like im... More
this was about a 20 minute boat ride from the main land. It was interesting watching families prepare the cemetery for the Day of the Dead holiday.We also saw fisherman netting the tiny white fish this area is noted for. It is a must go once!!!!!
We took a fishing boat to the island which was the more expensive option but it was private and he gave us a tour of all the islands with interesting facts and details. OK the island does look a little like a bad part of Rio de Janeiro and its tourist orientated but the atmosphere was good. For dinner we... More
We took a boat ride to Isla Janitzio, only to observe on our approach that it looked like a pile of garbage. Getting off the boat on the island, our impression wasn't really changed. It's heavily tourist oriented, with all the cheap trinkets you never wanted being pushed on you wherever you go. It's an experience, so I don't entirely... More
The boat ride to the island was pleasant but the island itself was crowded and messy. Not worth the trip.
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