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

Garrafon Reef Park is located on the southern edge of the island of Isla Mujeres, 4.2 miles south-southeast of Downtown Isla Mujeres.

Nearby Restaurants

You need not go hungry after spending time at this wildlife reserve; you will find an impressive array of dining options in this area. The most nearby eatery to Garrafon Reef Park is El Pueblito, a great location to eat at before visiting this nature preserve. It's only about a couple hundred yards from this wildlife reservation, so grab a table and try something off the menu. Almar Lounge and Casa O'S are some of the additional restaurant options within reach. At Casa O'S you should be sure to test out International fare and experience the flavors of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find other places of interest in the area, including Punta Sur Lighthouse, which is a quarter mile away Isla Mujeres. Also, you might think about checking out Ekab Maya Ruin, which is another attraction in the area.

Nature preserves are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's more to visit in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. 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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