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Address: Patzcuaro, Mexico
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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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Nice stroll after a leisurely boat ride

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
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Longwood, Florida
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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10 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Arlington, Texas
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Thank Rosquete
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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 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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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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San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The trip out to the island, about20 minutes, in a long "canal boat" with 75-85 passengers is fun. Great to visit with the Mexican tourists and locals. The island is a steep hill with a statue at the top. One winds up and up and up along a street packed with vendors and restaurants. I didn't go all the way... More 

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La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We went to Isla Janitzio to experience an island city in the heart of Mexico. The climb up to the statue is well worth the effort. There are 2 paths, the short cut or the circular less strenuous walk. The murals in the statue are well worth the climb, as well as, the view!

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Thank SpeechSayer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I never been to Mexico before and this one one of our stops. I found it really, really unique and fun! The long walk up and crowded, narrow streets are a real adventure. Just be sure to have walking shoes on because it is a long walk to the top! The restaurants are pretty good that offer real, legit food... More 

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