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Garrafon Natural Reef Park

Fly above the jungle on a zip-wire, kayak through the turquoise Caribbean waters before kicking back in a hammock with a cocktail – all on Cancun’s doorstep.

Garrafon Natural Reef Park is on the southern tip of Isla Mujeres and a 25-minute boat trip from Cancun. Leave behind the hustle and bustle and come into this natural playground where you can snorkel right off the shore, go trekking through the jungle, swim with dolphins or simply find yourself a lounger and enjoy a long cool drink.

This a great snorkelling spot. There’s no need to arrange a lift out to sea as you can simply wade out into the water from the beach and enjoy the dazzling palette of the underwater world of the reef. The entrance fee includes snorkelling gear, so all you need is swimwear and a towel.

You could also get further out to sea on a kayak. There are one- or two-man kayaks available and you’ll always be safely within the confines of the park.

Then there are the dolphins to swim, play and make friends with. Have a chat to one of the staff to find the best dolphin experience to suit you. If the waves are looking rough out there, don’t forget there’s also a 30-metre freshwater swimming pool.

For those of us who are feeling more energetic, there is also the option of hiking up through the jungle to the top of the cliff at Punta Sur, where the view is even more breathtaking. Up at the top there is also an outdoor sculpture garden where you can wander around among works by 23 artists from Mexico and beyond. There is also a ruined Mayan Temple up here. Built in reverence to Ixchel, Goddess of the Moon, the temple was damaged quite severely by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, but still stands as a cultural monument. Then, last but not least, rip through the air on the zip-line which will take you back down to the coast!

Boats to Isla Mujeres leave from Playa Tortuga and other coastal areas around Cancun. The park is open daily, and the entrance fee covers most activities as well as a buffet.

You don't have to sleep in fancy hotels or fly first class to have a memorable vacation. Simply dive into all the fun things you can do while you're there!

Ever heard of a Royal Garrafon Park at Isla Mujeres Tickets? You may want to consider trying one. This awesome activity deserves to be put at the top of your to-do list.

For a more complete range of activities, head to our Garrafon Natural Reef Park things to do page.


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    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Isla Mujeres hotel is just steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.

    Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres NT$2,513
    Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres

    Hotel Beló Isla Mujeres

    Laguna Mar M 72 L 5, Isla Mujeres, QROO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

      Belo Isla Mujeres
      Belo Isla Mujeres

      Belo Isla Mujeres

      SAC BAJO NO. 046 LT.5 MZ 07 SM 07, Isla Mujeres, ROO
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Isla Mujeres, this all-inclusive hotel is steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.

        Casa Coco by Coco B Isla NT$5,823
        Casa Coco by Coco B Isla

        Casa Coco by Coco B Isla

        Lot 12 Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Isla Mujeres bed & breakfast is just steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) away.

          Puerta Al Mar - Villa 105
          Puerta Al Mar - Villa 105

          Puerta Al Mar - Villa 105

          Puerta Al Mar, Isla Mujeres, QROO
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

            Puerta Al Mar 105 by Skyrun
            Puerta Al Mar 105 by Skyrun

            Puerta Al Mar 105 by Skyrun

            Sac Bajo, Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

              Coco B Isla NT$12,499
              Coco B Isla

              Coco B Isla

              Lot 12, Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Isla Mujeres bed & breakfast is just steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

                Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 501
                Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 501

                Puerta Al Mar - Penthouse 501

                Carretera Sac Bajo, Isla Mujeres, QROO
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this spa villa is steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Dolphin Discovery is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.