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Garrafon de Castilla

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Carretera Punta Sur KM 6, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Laid back, great price: beach, bar & snorkel

Isla gets busy, we didn’t want to wait in line and pay tourist prices for snorkeling. A fellow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elledufour
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Montreal, Canada
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nice beach

This place was fairly oriced..The beach area was small but it was an easy place to snorkle. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
efjmg
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish food” (62 reviews)
“small beach” (41 reviews)
“feed the fish” (28 reviews)
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Carretera Punta Sur KM 6, Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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"fish food"
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"small beach"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Isla gets busy, we didn’t want to wait in line and pay tourist prices for snorkeling. A fellow traveler told us about this about this spot! Truly a perfect hideaway for a great day by the beach and simple off the beach snorkeling! Lockers, change...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fairly oriced..The beach area was small but it was an easy place to snorkle. The ffood was decent and so were the drinks. Service was excellent.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a great day relaxing at this beautiful beach. The beach is a little bit rocky but the clear water and beautiful view makes up for it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a peaceful day snorkeling and relaxing at the beach. This is not a fancy place but perfect to relax with ok snorkeling from shore in the morning. Beer and bathrooms and great iguanas to watch. Much prefer this to the touristy and expensive spot...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Just returned from our March 2018 visit to Cancun and Isla Mujeres. For the last 10 years, I have always made a point to spend a day at Garrafon de Castilla. While the water remains beautiful, calm and clear, the facilities have gone downhill in...More

2  Thank beach-vacation-fun
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Rocky beach, not enough chairs and umbrellas, dirty bathrooms, no service. Otherwise, just fine. Once in the water the snorkeling is good not great. Time for bulldozer.

Thank rbassh
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautiful water and and nice snorkeling. The views are wonderful. We had a great day. Rented a golf cart to get to travel around the island.

Thank JGarth
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The Garrafon de Castilla park (not to be confused with the Garrafon Natural Reef Park) is a small beach with some colourful fish - mostly sargeant majors - and little coral. We arrived eàrly before it opened so we practically had the beach to ourselves....More

1  Thank Janet G
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We read about this little spot while looking for snorkeling suggestions on Isla. The big park next door is about 1000 peso each and this one 60 pesos each that gets you two lounge chairs and umbrella on a small clean beach that was as...More

Thank Brent C
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

When it came time to settle the bill, we noticed that it included a "suggested" 15% gratuity; a "propina sugerida." When we paid cash, the server brought the change on the the total, including the gratuity. I'm sure many people don't notice this, and then...More

2  Thank YYCFly
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Lib080
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
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Nikki B
8 December 2016|
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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.
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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
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