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Isla Janitzio

Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Touristy but nice

This is the largest and most visited of the islands. There are many shops and restaurants. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Very interesting and unique.

In Patzcuaro, a short taxi ride from the main square, is a small port that accommodates long... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Chuck A
Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank nanatravels2
Reviewed 11 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
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.

Thank John G
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
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

Thank VicGGtz
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went in the morning and it was pretty quiet and we were able to enjoy a slow amble up the hill. We were rewarded with spectacular views and a nice cold beer. I can only imagine this place during a fiesta time !

Thank Wendyk9
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place! Full of shops with souvenirs and food. We enjoyed the climb up to the top of the island!! A little treacherous but the hike up was well worth it!

Thank Cesar G
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Do it! Take the boat to the island and wander the small streets - you can't get lost - and the beauty everywhere from the lake vistas to the small shops offering hand made artifacts made on the island as well as beautiful local embroideries.

Thank Zbjhnstn
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Went by boat, easy ride, Butterfly net fisherman come out for a handout, expected a demonstration of how the nets work, but they just took money and left, did not like that. The island is very steep, be in good shape to get to the...More

Thank SES5311
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I've visited several times and each year it has become more polluted over the years. Both the island and the dock are filled with vendors who will harass you as well.

Thank christopher g
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26 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
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.
Martha O
13 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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