We have lived in Mexico for three years and live only 45 minutes away from Janitzio but we just visited the island and climbed to the top of the statue this past August. Janitzio is a beautiful little island located in Lake Patzcuaro in Michoacan, Mexico. You can reach the island via boat from Patzcuaro’s pier. There is a charge and I can’t exactly remember the price… sorry! But I do remember enjoying the trip and would highly recommend it if you are in the area. Just be ready for a workout because there are lots of steps to get to the top!