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.

Location

Located on the island of Isla Mujeres, 4.2 miles south-southeast of Downtown Isla Mujeres, Garrafon Reef Park invites local residents and tourists who are rooming on this part of the island or nearby. Whether or not you're staying nearby, you should think about stopping by for some fun in the sun.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area is chowing down on food at a restaurant within traveling distance of this nature preserve. The most frequented nearby restaurant to Garrafon Reef Park is El Pueblito, an ideal locale to enjoy a meal at on your way to spending some time at this wildlife reservation. El Pueblito is only around a couple hundred yards from the nature preserve, so stop in and dig in! Almar Lounge and Casa O'S are some more restaurant options close to this page's attraction. At Casa O'S you can try out International dishes and experience the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean culture.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find some additional places of interest nearby, including Punta Sur Lighthouse, which is a quarter mile away Isla Mujeres. Furthermore, you can consider heading to Ekab Maya Ruin, which is another attraction in the area.

A wildlife reservation is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Garrafon Reef Park.

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

Hours

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

Cost

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.

Location: Isla Mujeres

Phone

(866) 393-5158

(998) 193-3350

Website

http://www.garrafon.com/park/

 

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