Isla Mata La Gata
Isla Mata La Gata
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Sydney C
Holyoke, MA179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Breathtaking views at this beach! You have to take a boat to the island but there are many different places to choose from to take the boat. They will drop you off and pick you up at your specified time. You can easily spend a day here so pack food! There are no stores or bathrooms on the island and no pets are allowed. There is a grilling area and multiple covered seating areas with picnic tables. The sand is a bit rocky in places, but still nice to lay on. There are multiple places to swim; whether you like waves or want calm water the island has both! It’s a beautiful place to spend the day!
Written 1 May 2022
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Christina T
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
The water is beautiful. We used Johnny's boats as a water taxi. Great experience. There's a lagoon that isn't very deep with a pier and steps to get in and out of the water with ease. Pack everything you may need since there's nothing on the island. There are restroom (beware, they aren't clean). Unfortunately when we were there a lot of trash was left. Who do from other visitors. Great day trip. If you can rent a small boat/skiff so you can visit the other cays as well.
Written 5 July 2017
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Daisy A
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
When you go to this tiny island is very cheap I think you pay $20 you go for a couple hours you take your beer your lunch a bag for your garbage so you can bring it back they want you to keep the island clean for somebody else to enjoy it Puerto Rico is beautiful
Written 22 March 2020
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tilney7
Indiana189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We paid Johnny's boats $10/person to take us out to the island. It was a weekday, so there weren't many people there, and we felt like we had it to ourselves. It was a beautiful and relaxing experience.
Written 7 February 2020
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Sweetheart14047
Melbourne, Australia183 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We were looking for a beach with clear water and no waves. The manager at the place we stayed, suggested to take a tour day to La Parguera and visit this island.
We drove about 2 hours, got there around 9:00 AM, it was like a ghost town. We had to wait until the rental boat places were open. We decided to take the water taxi to Mata La Gata. The water taxi dropped us at the islet - there are no islands here, all of them are islets.
I am glad we didn’t rent a boat because there the islets have no docks. I guess you just tie the boat in the mangroves. I am not sure how you climb to the boat if you are in the water - we noticed that the small boats for rental have no ladder.
We explored the islet, there was no beach, no place for snorkeling. There were bathrooms and grills.
We were told not to swim outside of the gated area as the boats go around often.
The swimming area is a gated section between the mangroves and the deck, the water was very clear. The gate prevents big fish to get in there.
After 20 minutes of peace, 5 boats got into the islet, 3 of those loaded with kids. The kids were constantly jumping in the water and it obviously got really murky so we couldn’t snorkel anymore.
There was nothing else to do so we decided to call the water taxi to pick us up.
Not sure why people thing this place is great. There is no beach, no place to sit, no place to really snorkel.
4 hours driving for us to this place was worthless.
We were extremely disappointed as this was not what we expected.
Written 21 May 2019
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AndresX
Georgetown, TX41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
The youngest (4 yo) enjoyed walking around the shallow rocky areas looking for rocks, urchins and other.

The oldest (10 yo) enjoyed the salt water "pool"

Overall, a nice trip for a few hours to do something different. Boating companies charged $8 per person. I believe they run between 9am and 5.30pm.
Written 11 April 2017
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Richard Belt
San Juan, Puerto Rico121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Torres Boat or Gina and Johnnys Boat Tour, there are water taxi plus they offer other services, like mini boats rental for $35 an hour, bay tours, kayaks rental. Island entrance is free, is included in taxi cost. Water is like 5ft deep and another open water areas with no more than 1ft. No lifeguards but there a few DRNA personel. (Natural Resources Dept.) From 9 to 5pm. You can bring your drinks and food, not glass bottles allowed. Bathrooms available and bbq spots. Gazebos available but you get to be there early to have one. An open water area in the side and back with no more than 1 or 2ft. Kind of rocky, no big waves, very windy. You can walk 3/4 of the island with caution. It is a gated mangroove salted beach pool woth ladders and/or rocky entrance. You "can't dive". Hope this helps.
Written 21 July 2016
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lauranet
Seaside, OR162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We ended up going to Matalagata cay after not been able to make it to Gilligan Island. We were advised by Ernesto, a nice man we met at Playa Santa beach (he owns the kayak rental business at the beach) he suggested that if in case we were not able to make it to the Gilligan, to visit matalagata. It is a beautiful little island with stunning views, white sand and warm water. perfect for a picnic day and fun in the sun. Easy access to the island by private charters for about $9 pp.
Written 20 July 2016
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Juanma S
Levittown, PA512 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Super nice spot very quiet clean and nice to be with friends and family. A lot of boats close by but nice.
Written 18 April 2021
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Magaly R
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
a unique experience where we spent a very comfortable day surrounded by nature and its crystal clear waters
Written 31 January 2021
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