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Jan 15, 2019
“Take aTaxi Around The Lake”
Jan 13, 2018
“Romantic escape?”
At over 6,000 feet above sea level, this is one of the highest lakes in the world.
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

There are many small villages around the lake that are worth stopping in. It is best if you hire a local taxi driver who knows the area. The convento at Tzintzuntzan and Nico’s studio and craft market, Santa Fe de La Laguna and the church...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank georginar719
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Pátzcuaro is your destiny! Surrounded by nature, at the hearth of Michoacán, México, give it a try! Look for a go to the island in the boats, or go to the downtown for a walk, try the pasta ice cream, just delicious! Or simply have...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank juliasN2969NX
Reviewed December 23, 2017

The island was a great place to visit, which is the primary focus of my review. Upon the approach by water, the giant stature at the central part of the island would be very difficult to miss. The interesting thing I noted were the fishermen...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Petatlan2014
Reviewed March 20, 2017

A car tour around the lake, less than 70 km is highly recommended to see past cultures and civilizations and an unspoiled Mexico. The view changes continually and the road cross a couple of dozen villages, all unspoiled and devoid of tourism. Most of the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Since I live in the Patzcuaro area, the lake is a constant companion, and a most pleasant one. First of all, I am in accord with each of the reviews written before mine (except for the Charales bit, but that is a matter of personal...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank andrew k
Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

If you go to Patzcuaro, you can not miss the lake it has a beautiful view and there are little ships that can take you to Janitzio island. There is a statue of José María Morelos who is mexican independence hero. You will have a...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Jesadi
Reviewed January 16, 2016

Patzcuaro has a good history and all architecture is beautiful, but if you want to go to the lake, The main attraction is to travel to one of islands of the lake, you can arrive to the island Janitzio, this is the main island for...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank MartSaz
Reviewed November 23, 2015

The lake itself is not that impressive but it is nice with a few islands in the middle. What it is wonderful is a drive around the lake with dozen of beautiful and unspoiled villages with antique churches and building, non touristic markets and lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed August 22, 2015

This area is wonderful. I wish the lake were swimmable - apparently it's very polluted and although locals eat the fish from here and are seen fishing, it's not recommended you eat that fish! There are many towns located around the lake, and it's totally...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank TravelingIguana
Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

After seeing the lake, I turned around and went back to my hostel. It's nothing spectacular. It's a lake. Not even that great of a lake. I'd skip it.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Craig D
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Response from marcopolo111 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is. I have done it a couple of times without any problem and felt save. Car rental in Mexico is generally heaper than in US. I usually rent from Avis or Dollar