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Garrafon de Castilla

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Garrafon de Castilla
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“fish food”(65 reviews)
“small beach”(42 reviews)
“feed the fish”(27 reviews)
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Carretera Punta Sur KM 6, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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All reviews fish food small beach feed the fish rent snorkel gear bring water shoes great snorkeling few hours beach club beach chairs pesos per person entrance fee snorkeling area an umbrella colorful fish schools of fish golf cart guacamole
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

We rented a golf cart and drove over to Garafron De Castillo and I had done some research before hand on google maps and I knew it was hard to see from the road but we were able to find it. I thought we had...More

Thank Laken B
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to snorkel the Garrafon natural reef, but didn't want the expense or hoopla of the Garrafon Park (all-inclusive, $80-100/person,that has ziplines, etc). We just wanted to snorkel. The snorkeling was amazing. We saw lots of fish and a variety, squid (one inked somebody!),...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Family wanted to do a little snorkeling and not spend a ton. This place is right next to Garrafon Park, but the park costs around $65US each and this place runs $3.50US each. Also offer fish food for around the same price. If you sprinkle...More

Thank duanec29
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Do not waste your money paying to snorkel at garrafon Park. This is located right next to it ( entrance is across from the joint restaurant) and it only costs $3.50 u.sd to enter. The snorkeling is amazing. The water is so clear. Bring some...More

1  Thank alisha f
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We avoided the Garrafon Gate snorkeling/zip line thing in favour of this... good for folks who aren't keen to get on a boat and do a full snorkel tour. Way more low-key than the Garrafon Gate, with all of its beach club amenities, and Garrafon...More

Thank TBinBC
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Small section of pebble beach with poor amenities. A few sun loungers many of which were broken, one open air shower and a restaurant that we kept well away from. There was maybe a 50 square meter section of sea roped off to snorkel or...More

1  Thank Dogz
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Garrafon de Castilla. It is located right next door to the Garrafon national reef Park. Sneeze and you will miss the entrance. It is down a gravel driveway just after the park. It is 90 pesos per person this...More

Thank SarahC7761
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice spot for a little snorkeling and swimming. It’s rocky so wear water shoes. Reasonable rates, lots of fish, be sure to buy some fish food and you’ll be swarmed. Experienced snorkelers might be disappointed but it’s good for kids and beginners.

Thank MaryLouH50
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I wanted to do a day of snorkeling, but without the crowds. I avoided Garrafon Park for that reason; also because I didn't need zip lining and all of the other things within the park. I read a couple of tips about snorkeling next door...More

Thank frischlag
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

If you need a quick snorkeling dip, try the Castillo. It's only 90 pesos per person for entry and then another 30 pesos for a big locker that fit our two day packs. The area has nice sea grass beds and some natural reef, but...More

Thank Chad F
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September 10, 2017|
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Response from oddessa | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the previous post but while we were there a family tried to take in their left over pizza and were not allowed. Went there 3-4 times and never saw anyone take in their own food and drink. Not sure if you would... More
December 7, 2016|
Response from ElizaMG | Reviewed this property |
Yes, used mask, mouth piece and flippers (the flippers for an extra charge, but I don't think it was too much). Next time though, we'll probably take our own - at least the mouth piece.
Jen C
June 5, 2016|
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Response from shauna g | Reviewed this property |
Yea, towels 30 pesos each. Large thick towels worth not bringing own