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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

A good visit to learn about the endemic species. Take the tour boat! Is funny going to the monkey island and the birdS one. The lake is clean, and the staff is very helpful and Nice

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Catemaco is features in one of my books ("Love Waits" by Judah Knight), and I can't think of a more enchanting place in the region. This lake is so beautiful and memorable. I was disappointed that the weather prevented me from taking the boat tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank triordan8
Reviewed July 23, 2018

the lake itself is quite nice, but the experience is marred by the constant harassment of touts offering "lancha" service (boat ride). there is also a lot of rubbish left behind by people and the smell of fouling from the local stork/crane population which is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Jungle, amazing food, people and waterfalls! A definitely tour to take. Enjoy the views, mineral waters, a mini spa session, in the hot waters of Catemaco! Where else? My recommendation, go with Amphibian’s touristic operator.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank juliasN2969NX
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

You need to experience and explore the lake and it's surroundings. Locals are very nice and will assist you if you need recommendations. There are lots of places to see or do. Make sure you take bug repelan and sun screen. Depending on where you...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

We loved the lake, but the tours were a ripoff. The offer is to visit multiple sites, but several have additional hidden costs involved. Pfft.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Denese R
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Be sure to come around and get the view from the south side so you can get the full glory of mini-volcanoes left over from the last big eruption. It is worth the time to read the geologic history of the region. Fascinating!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful and quite place to spend time with family and friends. People are very nice. There are some excursions to do, the nature is awesome.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank aramo2011
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Our boat only took two of us as it was the day after the semana santa holidays and town was quiet. He stopped at a local pier so we could purchase beer. Fun stops along the lake to see the monkeys, preserve and they also...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank kentmorrdave
Reviewed April 12, 2016

A great little city the lake is large and beautiful. We reserved a private boat tour and went around the whole lake. The sights and wildlife is exceptional.

Date of experience: May 2015
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