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Isla Janitzio

Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Long boat ride to an unpleasant island

Let me say first, I don't like to give bad reviews. But this long (40 minute) boat ride to the isla... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Beverly B
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
sad

So glad the boat trip was cheap because the Isla itself is very disappointing. It looks rundown... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
MissMez
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This tiny island is inhabited solely by indigenous people, but is popular among tourists hoping for a glimpse of native culture.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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"statue of liberty"
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"walk up"
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"hilly island"
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Let me say first, I don't like to give bad reviews. But this long (40 minute) boat ride to the isla was not spectacular in any way. Once there, the vendors had very little diversity of products and we only stayed a few minutes to...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

So glad the boat trip was cheap because the Isla itself is very disappointing. It looks rundown, dirty and drab. There are many vendors selling food, but flies were swarming all over. We spent about ten minutes walking around and headed back to the dock...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

No trip to Pátzcuaro is complete without Janitzio. But recently the island has been taken over by people selling cheap crafts. Walk up to the Morelos monument and wnyoj the views.

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Back in time, the idea to do the boat ride to the island as main attraction used to be a good idea, to present day not any more. Especially when you love the landscape thinking of a lake surrounded by volcanoes plus the bird watching...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We were visiting Patzcuaro and decided to visit Janitzio. It was a cool place with tons of steps and shops around / The view from the top was great. That being said if you're in the area this is a nice place to hang out...More

3  Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I love walking and what better place than the Isle of Janitzio, the place of not cars. Yes, no buses, cabs or vehicles. Take the boat from several locations around Lake Patzcuaro, I prefer the muelle (boat dock in Patzcuaro) and walk up hill to...More

Thank DMHAustin
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Decided to do this trip out to the island while visiting Patzcuaro. We took a taxi from Centro out to the launch area around 11 am, and took one of the many boats out to The Island of Janitzio. The lake itself is shallow and...More

Thank Paige925
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Take a water taxi on a misty morning across the water hyacinth filled lake and this island appears like a ghost. The entire island is a series of stairs lined with wonderful little shops, restaurants and stalls. It is stepping back in time since nothing...More

3  Thank MandragoraMaggie
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

This is the largest and most visited of the islands. There are many shops and restaurants. The boat ride is fun, as there usually are entertainers on board and you get close to the fishermen.

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

In Patzcuaro, a short taxi ride from the main square, is a small port that accommodates long boats. This mode of transportation, transports a load of people to the island of Janitizio. Tickets are very reasonable and there are small three piece band that travel...More

Thank Chuck A
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Drogohead1
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend staying in Patzcuaro where there are so many hotel options. The ferry to the island takes only 15 to 20 minutes each way. In Patzcuaro we stayed at the Casa de Naranjo which is right on the Plaza - but... More
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gailbethrf
December 10, 2016|
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Response from 18alvinb | Reviewed this property |
As my time spent there yes it was safe and I had no issues and really enjoyed my time there.
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Martha O
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Violems | Reviewed this property |
Siempre hay tráfico, siempre hay gente, siempre salen botes y puede haber cola, pero la espera es poca, para ver la isla realmente en hora y media la recorren toda, dependerá de la cantidad de gente que les toque y sobretodo... More
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