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Deer Island (Isla de Venados), Mazatlan

(3.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Escape the nearby resorts and enjoy the unspoiled beaches on Deer Island (Isla de Venados). The calm waters in this ecological reserve make the island perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Numerous tour companies offer excursions from Mazatlan; if you prefer to explore on your own, you can rent a boat with a driver to take you to the island. You'll find little shade once there, so ask in advance about borrowing an umbrella. The food service on the island is limited to those on the tours (and some reports cite poor quality), so pack a cooler full of drinks and snacks to keep you going. Make Deer Island (Isla de Venados) a part of your Mazatlan vacation plans using our Mazatlan holiday planner.
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  • Booked tour with Aries through El Cid. The island itself isn't much. Fairly rustic. It does have a nice long beach area where my daughters found several shells and sea glass. The activities were okay ...  more »
  • Our trip was set up by a gentleman named Angel at the El Cid resort, and it was through Aries Tours. He knocked a few bucks off the listed price, and even without that it would've still been worth it ...  more »
  • We booked this tour instead of Stone Island due to the snorkelling described from the tour company. This ended up being quite disappointing, there was only a small area to snorkel, the water was very ...  more »