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Garrafon Natural Park in Isla Mujeres

A mere 25 minutes away from Cancun lies Garrafon Reef Park at Isla Mujeres – a paradise beloved by locals and tourists alike. With its picturesque views and abundance of recreational activities, this natural park is the perfect spot for families to explore and makes for an excellent day trip choice from Cancun! Snorkeling in the Mexican Caribbean is just one way you can make use of all that Garrafon has to offer.

Come discover why it’s renowned far beyond local borders! For outdoor enthusiasts, Garrafon Reef Park is a haven of fun and adventure! Whether you’re kayaking, cycling, hiking or flying on zip-lines – there is something for everyone. Most tours from Cancun are beyond exceptional. Swimming with dolphins? We’ve got it all covered!


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 Isla Mujeres El Garrafon Park
Isla Mujeres El Garrafon Park

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Garrafon Park is the perfect spot to absorb stunning landscapes, relax in a hammock while gazing at the Caribbean Sea, or partake in various water activities such as snorkeling among vivid fish. You can also marvel at an unobstructed view of paradise from a never-ending infinity pool and take flight on three zip lines above the sea. Additionally, savour traditional Mexican cuisine with buffet options and sip refreshing beverages through an open bar service. Lastly, explore southwards to witness one of Mexico’s most exquisite cliffs!

Visiting Garrafon Park is an unforgettable experience, and swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery Facilities near the park will be a highlight of your trip! Dolphins Swim offers an incredible opportunity to bond with these majestic creatures – from as young as 1 year old. Your adventure includes the thrilling “foot push” where you’ll propel across the pool by pushing off against their noses, plus they provide you a fast ride on their back in what’s known as “dorsal tow”. Don’t miss out on such a unique experience when visiting Cancun – it promises to bring joy for all ages!

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Isla Mujeres – El Garrafon Park

For those seeking luxurious treatment, the park offers an elevated VIP Lounge experience that includes a buffet-style restaurant featuring upscale fare such as steak, salmon, sushi and pasta. Not to mention the international open bar! This space is designed with extravagance in mind; it features a private pool overlooking panoramic views on the ground floor and an exclusive jacuzzi for adults upstairs. Enjoy your Caribbean vacation in superb style with the premium services at the park’s VIP Lounge!

*The park is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

*Rates: From $ 89 USD

*Includes: Access to the park, snorkeling and kayaking, buffet lunch and open bar, towels, and lockers.

*Zip lines and VIP Lounge service have an additional cost.

How to get there

Are you ready to revel in a unique and unforgettable experience? If you’re in Isla Mujeres without your own car, hop into a taxi (no uber available) and make your way to Garrafon Park! The driver will know where it is. To get around the island with ease, rent out one of the golf carts – consult this map for their exact locations. You’ll find maps scattered around the island that can guide you as well — no matter what part of town you’re in, we’ll only be 15 minutes away from wherever you are!

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 Isla Mujeres El Garrafon Park
Isla Mujeres El Garrafon Park

When coming from Cancun to enjoy Dolphin Discovery and Garrafon Park, the departure station is Marina Aquatours located close to the resorts on Boulevard Kukulcan (Hotel Zone) near Kilometer 6.5–you’ll receive the exact time when you book your ticket! Please make sure to show up 40 minutes early for check-in so that you can get your identification bracelet; without it, boarding will be denied.

Garrafon Natural Park is renowned across Mexico for its stunning rock formations, vibrant coral reefs and crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Located on Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun, a 25-minute ferry ride transports you to this breathtaking park with plenty of recreational activities available.


Where is Garrafon Park?

Located at Kilometer 6, Carretera Garrafón in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo is the heavenly paradise of Garrafon Park! If you’re not already spending time on this majestic island and would love to explore it’s charms, try one of the convenient packages that include ferry rides from Cancun.

What is Garrafon Park?

The immensely popular park, located in the tropical Isla Mujeres, has become a major tourist attraction due to its plethora of activities and services for both adults and children. This spectacular complex offers miles worth of fun with friends or family – or even as a couple! Plus, Cancun is conveniently accessible via ferry ride. It’s no wonder why it is one of the region’s most beloved parks!

 Isla Mujeres El Garrafon Park

What to do in Garrafon Park?

If you’re looking for a day full of entertainment and excitement, then Garrafon Park is the place to be! There is an array of activities that will invigorate both kids and adults alike. The list includes but is not limited to: [list] – ensuring your visit will be unforgettable. So come on over today and let’s get this party started!

Explore the Zip-Lines

The zip lines at Garrafon Park are one-of-a kind and draw a high number of tourists to Cancun. As it is the only park where you can soar across the Caribbean Sea, visitors flock from near and far for an unimpeded view of its captivating landscape. With towers ranging between 40 to 100 feet in height, guests embark on a thrilling flight above Isla Mujeres with no regrets!

Kayak and Snorkeling

Garrafon Park provides the perfect opportunity to explore and discover the wonders of nature’s aquatic realm. From leisurely kayaking trips that allow you to take in the magic of Caribbean Sea fauna and flora, or a more adventurous snorkeling excursion offering up close inspection of spellbinding coral reefs – all activities are provided with top-notch equipment for both solo explorers or guided tours.

Join a Temazcal Session

The park gives you the opportunity to relax and experience a traditional Temazcal steam bath, used in pre-Hispanic times for medicinal purposes. This ancient healing therapy promises many health benefits, including a full body detox! Be sure to check their webpage regularly so that you know when this activity is open on the day of your visit.

Swim With Dolphins

Visit Garrafon to share a special moment with one of the ocean’s friendliest creatures: dolphins! With numerous Dolphin Encounter packages available, you can learn more about their natural habitat and explore it in depth. From swimming alongside them to learning all about these beloved animals from an expert guide, your dolphin experience is sure to be unforgettable. And if that weren’t enough – there are plenty of other experiences on offer too! Check out the website for full details.

Chill at the Swimming Pool

If you just want to relax, you can do it in an infinity pool with the most amazing views of the Experience the Caribbean Sea in all its glory! The swimming pool offers a picturesque waterfall and is open to guests of any age. When you’re done splashing about, grab one of the stylish hammocks or comfy loungers for optimal sunbathing pleasure – don’t forget your favorite beverage either!

Important Information about Garrafon Park:

  • The park is open seven days a week, from 9:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening – come enjoy its splendor!
  • The park offers a range of amenities including an expansive parking lot, restrooms with state-of-the-art showers and dressing facilities, lockers for storage needs, a refreshing pool to cool off in during the hot summer months, a playground full of imaginative possibilities for kids from all ages as well as lounge chairs ideal for unwinding after an arduous day.
  • Stop by the “Tamarindo” restaurant for a delicious Mexican Buffet, open daily from noon to five in the afternoon!
  • Every day, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, this bar offers an extensive selection of drinks for your enjoyment!
  • Don’t forget to pack your towels, swimwear, biodegradable sunscreen and sandals – these items are essential for a memorable trip!

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity and book your reservation on the Park’s webpage! Plus, you will receive an exclusive discount if you purchase your entrance package prior to arrival. Don’t miss out – reserve now for the best prices!

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