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El Farito

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Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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So, we went to El Farito as part of a snorkeling tour. The one thing to say right away is: Make sure you are a strong swimmer!!! Our boat dropped us off at the sunken ship with El... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Holland, MI
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Holland, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we went to El Farito as part of a snorkeling tour. The one thing to say right away is: Make sure you are a strong swimmer!!! Our boat dropped us off at the sunken ship with El Farito being the pick up spot. The guide led us through several points leading to El Farito. We saw hundreds of multi-colored... More 

Thank rod48533
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

excelent snorkel spot really close to the shore but you need a boat to get to it. thons of fish and the water irnot deep

Thank Pacato
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We snorkel around here, and we could see some really pretty and colorful fishes and other creatures. Very cool place.

Thank annegaucha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is worth your time! We went twice while staying on the island. We saw hundreds of fish, many in large schools hidden in the beautiful and healthy coral. There were huge angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda, and colorful damselfish, pufferfish, and Sargent majors....just to name a few.

Thank hollerschool
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a drift snorkel. They drop you off at one end of the rocks and reef area. The boat floats along nearby. We went early in the morning while it was calm and not crowded. The water is 8-12 feet deep. We saw a ton of fish. Lots of baracuda in the area along with the usual reef fish.... More 

Thank asilk
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Amazing experience. Saw so many beautiful fish on this trip. Can highly recommend to go on a snorkeling trip. Do NOT go to Garrafon!!

1 Thank Mia G
Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

lots of fish, great for beginner snorkelers, float with the current and enjoy enjoy the fish. Even the 4 and 5 yr old in our group snorkeled and enjoyed it.

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

saw plenty of variety of fish at el farito while on our group snorkeling trip last week. Saw coral reefs, angel fish, star fish, barracuda & many other small colorfull fish. will definitely go back again.

Thank Maria Delgado A
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This seems to be the place where many snorkeling hotel trips come to show fish to the tourists. I went twice from my hotel and we spent about half an hour. With the strong current you do not even need to swim as you drift across from where you jump in to the place where the boat will you up.... More 

2 Thank Gmil420
Snohomish, Washington
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We saw the most fish here and the biggest variety. Saw barracuda, sea star, and the standard variety seen elsewhere around the area.

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