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Catemaco Lake

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Address: Catemaco, Mexico
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Mexiko 2015

A beautiful and quite place to spend time with family and friends. People are very nice. There are some excursions to do, the nature is awesome.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Puebla, Mexico
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Puebla, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful and quite place to spend time with family and friends. People are very nice. There are some excursions to do, the nature is awesome.

Thank aramo2011
Kent Island, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our boat only took two of us as it was the day after the semana santa holidays and town was quiet. He stopped at a local pier so we could purchase beer. Fun stops along the lake to see the monkeys, preserve and they also make hand make tortillas with stuffings for lunch!!

Thank kentmorrdave
Woodstock, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

A great little city the lake is large and beautiful. We reserved a private boat tour and went around the whole lake. The sights and wildlife is exceptional.

Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We took.the boat cruise of the areas around the lake with another couple. There are many boats available. Each stop around the lake is an additional fee so we only stopped at the witch doctor island. We also opted for the volcanic dust facial which is donation only. After it dries you stop at another stop to wash it off... More 

Thank rvjoyce
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Our covered boat picked us up at the hotel and the pilot was very knowledgeable about the lake's details as well as pointing out different birds and monkeys. The monkeys live on two different islands. The pilot had brought bananas to lure them right down to the water and spent much time positioning the boat so all could see.

Thank kehoedds
Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

The lake is beautiful and we very much enjoyed the 2 hour cruise arranged for us by our hotel, with one exception. The Monkey islands. Two of the islands on the lake have resident monkeys. Two species are represented, neither of which is native to the area and only one of those is even native to Mexico. Despite signs that... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

You can explore the lake by boat that leave from Catemaco. They drive you around the norther shore of the lake and make stops at little villages where you can get a clay-massage etc. for extra-cost. Nice for 2-3 hours. But there are definitely more stunning lakes to be found in Mexico and elsewhere in the world.

Thank Dryanta
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Very nice walk through the ecological reserve, monkeys swinging over top. Stone heads of the Olmecs. Restaurant very good with home made tacos. take a boat ride to monkey and bird islands.

Thank RoseH399
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

The lake is not as exciting... But the view around the lake is full of rainforest and if you have a good camera you can take very nice pictures

Thank PatracaWisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

I made a speedboat ride on lake Catemaco.The tour was scenic. We saw Lotus flowers, small islands with many birds. The highlight were two islands with monkeys. We gave them some fruits. I likef this lake a lot.

Thank ElmarBacher

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