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Isla Janitzio

Patzcuaro, Mexico
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The boat ride is good, the walk up not sure!

Back in time, the idea to do the boat ride to the island as main attraction used to be a good idea... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Alfredo-Tourguide
,
Morelia
Nice view of the lake!

We were visiting Patzcuaro and decided to visit Janitzio. It was a cool place with tons of steps... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Andrew B
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Mexico City, Mexico
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This tiny island is inhabited solely by indigenous people, but is popular among tourists hoping for a glimpse of native culture.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“boat ride” (16 reviews)
“jose maria” (8 reviews)
“fishing nets” (4 reviews)
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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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"fun trip"
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Back in time, the idea to do the boat ride to the island as main attraction used to be a good idea, to present day not any more. Especially when you love the landscape thinking of a lake surrounded by volcanoes plus the bird watching...More

1  Thank Alfredo-Tourguide
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were visiting Patzcuaro and decided to visit Janitzio. It was a cool place with tons of steps and shops around / The view from the top was great. That being said if you're in the area this is a nice place to hang out...More

3  Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I love walking and what better place than the Isle of Janitzio, the place of not cars. Yes, no buses, cabs or vehicles. Take the boat from several locations around Lake Patzcuaro, I prefer the muelle (boat dock in Patzcuaro) and walk up hill to...More

Thank DMHAustin
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Decided to do this trip out to the island while visiting Patzcuaro. We took a taxi from Centro out to the launch area around 11 am, and took one of the many boats out to The Island of Janitzio. The lake itself is shallow and...More

Thank Paige925
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Take a water taxi on a misty morning across the water hyacinth filled lake and this island appears like a ghost. The entire island is a series of stairs lined with wonderful little shops, restaurants and stalls. It is stepping back in time since nothing...More

3  Thank MandragoraMaggie
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is the largest and most visited of the islands. There are many shops and restaurants. The boat ride is fun, as there usually are entertainers on board and you get close to the fishermen.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

In Patzcuaro, a short taxi ride from the main square, is a small port that accommodates long boats. This mode of transportation, transports a load of people to the island of Janitizio. Tickets are very reasonable and there are small three piece band that travel...More

Thank Chuck A
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Pleasant boat trip. Nice shopping. Look for the winding road to get to the top without the hundreds of steps.

1  Thank John G
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the island for the dead of the dead celebrations at night and it was an amazing experience. All of the shops were open and the inhabitants were very welcoming and gave you a lot of information about the island and were to avoid...More

Thank Palemon L
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is someting that you need to visit if you are in the area. More than the place, the experience of going in a boat to get and island an take the stairs to get the best higer viewpoint. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this to...More

2  Thank VicGGtz
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Drogohead1
27 April 2017|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend staying in Patzcuaro where there are so many hotel options. The ferry to the island takes only 15 to 20 minutes each way. In Patzcuaro we stayed at the Casa de Naranjo which is right on the Plaza - but... More
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gailbethrf
10 December 2016|
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Response from 18alvinb | Reviewed this property |
As my time spent there yes it was safe and I had no issues and really enjoyed my time there.
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Martha O
14 October 2016|
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Response from Violems | Reviewed this property |
Siempre hay tráfico, siempre hay gente, siempre salen botes y puede haber cola, pero la espera es poca, para ver la isla realmente en hora y media la recorren toda, dependerá de la cantidad de gente que les toque y sobretodo... More
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