Garrafon Reef Park

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Garrafon Reef Park takes advantage of the natural reefs, cliffs, and ocean by creating a haven for those who love splashing around in the water. Offering a number of water activities, a restaurant, and a bar, this is a great place to spend a day.

This water park is filled with fish and coral, perfect for snorkeling and even offers snorkeling equipment, as well as guided tours of the park to help guests see as much as they can. They have several docks to enter the water from, and ropes throughout the water to help you find your way. In addition they also have a zip line that you can use to fly overhead. For those who do want to go a little further from shore, Garrafon offers boat charters that will go into the ocean to some of the deeper reefs and coral.


Positioned on the island of Isla Mujeres, 4.2 miles south-southeast of Downtown Isla Mujeres, Garrafon Reef Park happily welcomes travelers rooming on this part of the island. But even if you aren't staying very close, you are free to drop by to enjoy a great time.

Nearby Restaurants

There are plenty of eateries to choose from in the community around this wildlife reservation. The most nearby place to eat to Garrafon Reef Park is El Pueblito, an ideal location to have a bite to eat at before visiting this nature preserve. El Pueblito is a small distance away, but removed enough that you might want to make advance plans for employing a viable method of transport to get there. Also within reach, you and your group will have eateries such as Almar Lounge and Casa O'S where you and your group will want to eat some International cuisine and experience the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean culture.

Nearby Attractions

There are a couple other activities nearby, including Punta Sur Lighthouse, which is a quarter mile away Isla Mujeres. Also, you might consider checking out Ekab Maya Ruin, which is another attraction close by.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Garrafon Reef Park
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Punta Sur Lighthouse Other Attraction 0.3 mi. (3.8 km) ESE 2.3 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historic Site 0.4 mi. (4.0 km) ESE 2.5 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Bluffs Trail GeoFeature 0.7 mi. (2.3 km) N 1.4 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Pirate Mundaca Park -- 1.2 mi. (1.5 km) NW Sac Bajo --
Dolphin Discovery Other Attraction 2.5 mi. (1.0 km) NW 0.6 mi. West of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Hiking Trails GeoFeature 2.8 mi. (1.2 km) NW 0.7 mi. Northwest of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Caves And Arches GeoFeature 3.5 mi. (2.2 km) NNW 1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
El Farito Other Attraction 3.5 mi. (2.4 km) NW 1.5 mi. Northwest of Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres

More Information


Garrafon Reef Park is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The price of admission into the park is $15(USD) for adults and $8(USD) for children, though this does not include rentals or special tours.


(866) 393-5158



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