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Address: Patzcuaro, Mexico

This tiny island is inhabited solely by indigenous people, but is popular...

This tiny island is inhabited solely by indigenous people, but is popular among tourists hoping for a glimpse of native culture.

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Isla Janitzio is an Island in the middle of Lake Patzcuaro. On it is a giant statue that many mistake for a replica of the Christ Statue in Rio, similar to the one in Taxco. But... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Davilla, Texas
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Davilla, Texas
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isla Janitzio is an Island in the middle of Lake Patzcuaro. On it is a giant statue that many mistake for a replica of the Christ Statue in Rio, similar to the one in Taxco. But it I actually a statue of Jose Maria Morelos, a hero of the Mexican Revolution. It is 40 meters tall and you can actually... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The island itself is a mixture of scenery and just a place to shop and eat, all restaurants are more less the same and the little stores are the same!! The way up the island to see the Museum and the sights is going up like 30 mins of stairs!! or of you ask around and get lucky, (this is... More 

Thank Violems
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time in Michoacán and this place was beautiful. There's a lot of cultural things to see. You have to get there in a boat. It cost like 50 pesos per person, but it's to and from. In the boat they're going to sell food like fruit and churros. When you arrive there's going to be kids... More 

Thank Vanessa E
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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10 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I had never been and on this visit felt I should go. Once is enough and please do not go over there hungry. It is almost impossible to mess up a quesadilla but somehow the place we ate managed to do so. It[s very touristy and pretty grungy and as the title says, the boat ride over and back were... More 

Thank Deana S
Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I have to admit that I was a little hesitant as we boarded the ETN Bus in Mexico City headed north to Morelia. I was extremely excited about the bus trip and I wanted to see a part of Mexico that I had not seen before and the best part about it was that I did not have to drive.... More 

Thank Daniel B
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Excellant place for a daytrip if you are in Michoacan. There are ferries going all day long and the island is filled by places selling mexican artesanias or local fish. There is a museum on top. It might get overcrowded on day of the death each year.

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Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My friend and I took a ferry from Patzcuaro to Janitzio. The ferries leave roughly every 20 minutes and take about 20 minutes for the journey. The hilly island is reminiscent of the Greek Isles, and there are many shops and restaurants that you can stroll past. Prices were extremely affordable. This is a trip best taken on a clear... More 

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Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

p4*Janitzio One of the islands on Lake Patzquaro Several boats make the 25 minute ride to the island Cost is 55 pesos per person; kids under five are free Famous Morelos statue on top of the hill with a fantastic view; several stairwell passways up there passing food stands and souvenir shops There is is a little plaza on top... More 

Thank Rosquete
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The island is worth the visit though don't expect too much of the statue that you see from the shore. It might possibly be the most ugly statue I have ever seen... the island has become one big merkado (the locals used to all fish but the stocks have collapsed, now theit only income is through tourism) , the paths... More 

Thank gary g
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Janitzio sits in the middle of Lake Patzcuaro and is covered almost entirely with houses and tons and tons of tourist shops, crowned by an enormous statue of Benito Juarez. Do not go if you are not up for a hike up lots and lots of steps up to the top. When you do hike up try to remember which... More 

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