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Isla Isabel

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San Blas, Mexico
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A Very Long Journey, but Worth the Effort

There are only a few things to say about Isla Isobel: Magnificent Frigate birds, Magnificent... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
yummyrib
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Seattle
Out of this world day trip

This was our second time taking this day trip to this magical island. If you are a birder you will... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
brittney-buddy
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Meredith, NH
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A marine and avian sanctuary with excellent snorkeling.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“frigate birds” (3 reviews)
“whales” (2 reviews)
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San Blas, Mexico
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"frigate birds"
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"blue footed boobies"
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"whales"
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"concrete"
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"swam"
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"overnight"
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"fishing"
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

There are only a few things to say about Isla Isobel: Magnificent Frigate birds, Magnificent Frigate birds, and Magnificent Frigate birds. Now ask yourself what magnificent frigate bird excrement smalls like. If you don't know now, you will never forget after spending time on Isla...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second time taking this day trip to this magical island. If you are a birder you will be in heaven. If not but a nature lover- you will be amazed. We hired the father and son team of Damian and Emilio with...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

We saw murals and photos of a grand nature preserve. It did have the birds, but left to disrepair over the last 15-20 years there is little left to see, on land. The trails are unmarked, overgrown and disappointing. The anchorage is trecherous with submerged...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2016

A wonderful experience camping on the island. There are no hotels to stay in and the island is home to noisy frigate birds which wake you very early.

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Chico, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2004

I spent a few nights on the island, ate the best fish cooked over an open fire.Swam in the clear water, snorkled and speared the fish that we ate.It was a very pleasant experience. We slept in sleeping bags on the sand.We covered our heads...More

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CT
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Reviewed 7 December 2003

Spent a month on Isla Isabel 5 years ago. Living conditions were very rustic (sleeping bags on concrete floors) but the wildlife was very interesting, including many seabirds, some small coral reefs, humpback whales breaching offshore in season. Package tours aren't available so far as...More

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