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Garrafon de Castilla

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Carretera Punta Sur KM 6, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+52 998 877 0107
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Great snorkeling for a fair price

Many people go to the main attractions. This is literally the next bay down from Garrafon. It has a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Houston, Texas
Great hidden spot - fun snorkeling!

We took a day trip to Isla and stopped at Garrafon after spending the am cruising the island on our... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
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  • Poor3%
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“fish food” (60 reviews)
“small beach” (37 reviews)
“feed the fish” (28 reviews)
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Carretera Punta Sur KM 6, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
+52 998 877 0107

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Many people go to the main attractions. This is literally the next bay down from Garrafon. It has a decent price, local owners and one can enjoy the snorkeling while watching the neighbor, Garrafon, be inundated with tourists. If you choose to buy the fish...More

Thank PauPlaya
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We took a day trip to Isla and stopped at Garrafon after spending the am cruising the island on our golf cart. Doesn't look like much when you first enter but it was definitely worth it. Inexpensive to get in, food was respectable, beer is...More

Thank ToriandEnzo
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Some fellow travelers told us about this cheap snorkeling option. We saw so many fish and it was only $70 pesos.... little more for life jacket and fins. I wish I had my water shoes as the rocks and shells going out can be very...More

Thank Platinum10traveller
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Unfortunately we found this place towards the end of our holiday, so we were only able to go a couple of times. For a very reasonable price of 70 pesos per person, compared to Playa Norte which is about 250 each for a sun lounger!...More

2  Thank G_Smith95
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Only opened at 10 and closed at 18.00. The place has great shade and loungers for relaxing and a small beach with easy water access. Snorkelling was safe and there were enough fish to keep everyone interested for a while.

Thank hpminton
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is small and cozy, food is excellent and cheap. The servers were pleasant and friendly. If you want to spend a day swimming, snorkeling, don't go any further. Our second time there, we will be back for sure.

Thank Ana A
Reviewed 5 July 2017

70 pesos to snorkel----feed the fish...you cant beat this place. Fish literally jumping out of the water. Lots of starfish, some sand dollars.... make sure you swim everywhere as over to the left was a ton of larger more diverse fish

Thank jeffpags
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We took the ferry to Isla Mujeres from Cancun and ended up staying the whole day at Garrafon de Castilla! It's about a 20 min cab ride from the ferry terminal (cost 100 pesos) and the entrance fee for the beach club was 70 pesos...More

Thank Sheri L
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Every visit we go to Garrafon de Castilla the snorkeling and view can't compare for the price. It was 70 pesos a person for entry which is a very good deal. We did have an issue with our bill having an added "service" fee. Not...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Visited to snorkel mostly. Entrance fee of 70 pesos. Snorkeling was just okay, weather wasn't great, so hard to swim against the swells, just a few fish...until I decided to buy food. Then it was a frenzy of fin. A very entertaining frenzy. There is...More

Thank blessedbytwo
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10 September 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
Nikki B
8 December 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
6 June 2016|
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Response from shauna g | Reviewed this property |
Yea, towels 30 pesos each. Large thick towels worth not bringing own