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Romantic escape?

Pátzcuaro is your destiny! Surrounded by nature, at the hearth of Michoacán, México, give it a... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
Julia S
via mobile
The fishermen from the older 50 peso bill!

The island was a great place to visit, which is the primary focus of my review. Upon the approach... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
Calgary, Canada
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At over 6,000 feet above sea level, this is one of the highest lakes in the world.
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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Thank Craig D
Reviewed March 25, 2015

janitzio and patzcuaro belong to the state of michoacan that made the best hand crafts all over mexico , janitzio is a town used by abraham lincon mexican " morelos " to hide on independence days and the fundation of mexico as a country are...More

1  Thank jlplaza21
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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