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“No need to pay to go to Garrafon...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Garrafon de Castilla

Garrafon de Castilla
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Ranked #18 of 46 things to do in Isla Mujeres
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Baton Rouge, LA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“No need to pay to go to Garrafon...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This place is just next door to Garrafon park... in my opinion, there's no need to pay inflated prices when you can snorkel in the same water! Wish there would have been more species of fish to see, but still plenty of underwater activity to keep us amused. We didn't eat at the snack bar, but the beers were cold!

Visited January 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Small and quaint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

As soon as we stepped into the water we saw the biggest parrot fish we have ever seen. Unfortunately, we didn't see much else as we continued to snorkel. Several schools of fish, a small baraccuda, but not really great snorkeling. Maybe because it was windy? Small beach area, sheltered area for eating and shade. The taxi fare for the ride back to downtown is posted (78 pesos), but you can get it cheaper if you start walking and then negotiate with a driver after you leave the place (45 pesos).

Visited January 2013
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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“Great place to stop when going around Isla!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Nice beach bar, with some phenomenal snorkeling... $5.00 was well worth the admission price.Our 2nd visit and well worth the stop

Visited January 2013
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The 50 peso fee very affordable. No life guards so watch out. Would be great snorkeling on a calm day. Tried nachos and they were terrible, pina coladas good.

Visited January 2013
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Lehi, Utah, United States
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“Best DIY snorkeling spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Cheap and lots of sea-life. We saw lots of exotic fish, starfish, huge hermit crabs, sea urchins, and more. Stay for the sunset for a secluded place to enjoy the ocean.

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