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Deer Island (Isla de Venados), Mazatlan
(3/5 based on 200+ 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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  • If you're in Mazatlan, and you have never been ocean snorkeling or you're fairly new to snorkeling in general, this was a fantastic location. The water on the east side of the island is calm enough th...  more »
  • Deer Island is a great get away within arms reach. You can hire locals from many beaches in the Golden Zone to take you and later (at your direction) pick you up. The Hobie Cats are particularly fun t...  more »
  • We got this tour from attending a timeshare presentation. You get on a catamaran with 30 other people and they serve drinks while you boat around the bay, and then land on Deer Island. Here you can sw...  more »