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Reviewed yesterday

We visit Isla Mujeres all the time and this is one of our favorite snorkeling places to just hang out, relax, snorkel our fannies off, and then go back into town for a nice relaxing dinner. The price is perfect. This is where the locals...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank raygay
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a little run down and basic but it was part of its charm. We spent a few hours here, lots of marine life. Cheap entrance fee, good cheap food and beer. The water crystal clear. I didn’t get a massage but wished...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TeeHolmes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to avoid the ‘big Garrafon’, so came here. Glad we got there early and snagged chairs - it filled up fast. Water was pretty clear, though seas were rough, and there was some snorkeling on the artificial reef. Restaurant food and drink service...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S6026YLstephaniec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This qualifies as among the “cheap eats” of beach hangouts. Very low key and a little frayed around the edges - but also has a local vibe and the prices are right (entrance, snorkeling equipment, and locker are all quite cheap). The small beach is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FamSiam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. My mom and I just returned from the most relaxing ocean front massage ever. For $400 pesos each we received a facial, foot scrub and full body massage for an hour. Everyone should experience this bliss! Thank you to our masseuses!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sasha R
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The price is right but there is nothing to see. We enjoyed laying in sun for a bit but only saw 2-3 fish and they were tiny. There is no reef or coral or any kind in the area, so not sure why they are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sammy17
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

I want to make an update to my last review of Garrafon de Castilla. Everything is still as described before except that the price went up to 90 mexican pesos per person. The cost of gear is separate and each item is 50 Pesos. Remember,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacqueline N
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We rented a golf cart and drove over to Garafron De Castillo and I had done some research before hand on google maps and I knew it was hard to see from the road but we were able to find it. I thought we had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Laken B
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We wanted to snorkel the Garrafon natural reef, but didn't want the expense or hoopla of the Garrafon Park (all-inclusive, $80-100/person,that has ziplines, etc). We just wanted to snorkel. The snorkeling was amazing. We saw lots of fish and a variety, squid (one inked somebody!),...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Family wanted to do a little snorkeling and not spend a ton. This place is right next to Garrafon Park, but the park costs around $65US each and this place runs $3.50US each. Also offer fish food for around the same price. If you sprinkle...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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.
6 June 2016|
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Response from 799shaunag | Reviewed this property |
Yea, towels 30 pesos each. Large thick towels worth not bringing own