Garrafon Natural Park is famous throughout Mexico for the beauty and biodiversity of its reefs and rock formations facing the wonderful turquoise blue sea of Isla Mujeres in the Caribbean Sea. Take a 25-minute ferry ride from Cancun, and you’ll be able to visit this park that offers many recreational activities.
Where is Garrafon Park?
Garrafon Park is located on Kilometer 6, Carretera Garrafón in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo. If you’re not already in Isla Mujeres and want to visit the Park, there are packages that will include the ferry ride from Cancun.
What is Garrafon Park?
It is one of the most popular parks in the region. It has become a point of great tourist interest due to all its activities, both for kids and adults, and surrounded by an idyllic natural environment. It is a unique place, a large complex located in the paradisiacal Isla Mujeres, offering a wide range of activities and services for all visitors. Miles of fun where you can enjoy with friends, family or as a couple. Best of all, its connections to Cancun are excellent since there is a private ferry that takes you to the park.
What to do in Garrafon Park?
This park has many activities for both children and adults, where you can have a great day and with non-stop fun. Here’s a list of the main activities you’ll be able to find in Garrafon Park:
Explore the Zip-Lines
You’ll find that the zip lines in Garrafon park are among the most popular and attract record visitors in Cancun. The reason is it’s the only one where you can go across and over the Caribbean Sea. Once you’re up there, you can enjoy a magnificent landscape and, above all, unparalleled views. The zip line has several towers to explore and ranges between 40 and 100 feet high. Experience the thrill of flying over the sea of Isla Mujeres.
Kayak and Snorkeling
Garrafon Park offers numerous activities where water plays a leading role. Thus, for those wanting something more relaxing, you can take a kayak ride, enjoying the fauna and flora of the Caribbean Sea. For those travelers that want to go deeper, you can sign up for snorkeling, an activity that allows you to dive and explore the most incredible coral reefs and get to know marine life very closely. You can explore this extraordinary marine life on your own or with the help of a guide. The park provides users with all the equipment they need for both activities.
Join a Temazcal Session
For relaxation, the park offers the traditional Temazcal, where you can enjoy a great steam bath that was once carried out for medicinal purposes. This healing bath of pre-Hispanic origin promises many positive health benefits, including a complete detox. Check periodically on their webpage, to see if this activity is open on the date you’re planning on visiting.
Swim With Dolphins
Swimming with dolphins is another activity you can experience in this park. To enjoy these friendly animals, Garrafon offers the possibility of hiring several packages. One of the most popular is the so-called Dolphin Encounter, where users can get to know the natural habitat of dolphins in depth. You can purchase other experiences, and you can go through each one on their website.
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 Caribbean Sea. The swimming pool features a delightfully waterfall and is open to visitors of all ages. There are also hammocks and loungers where you can sunbathe and enjoy your favorite refreshment.
Important Information about Garrafon Park:
- Park is open Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
- Park amenities include a Parking Lot, restrooms, showers, dressing rooms, lockers, swimming pool, playground, and lounge chairs.
- “Tamarindo” restaurant offers a Mexican Buffet, which opens daily from 12 pm to 5 pm.
- There’s a bar that offers a great variety of drinks, opens daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
- You must bring your own towels, swimsuit, biodegradable sunscreen and sandals.
- You can book your reservation on their webpage, and if you purchase your entrance package before arrival, you will have a discount on the selected package.
If you’re planning a trip to Isla Mujeres, come and experience what Garrafon Natural Reef Park has for you and create amazing memories that will last forever.
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