We have lived in beautiful 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!
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Boarding the boat from Patzcuaro pier heading to Janitzio.
They put this water lily in the lake to clean the water. It’s not someplace you would want to swim.
Our beautiful daughter sporting my cheap shades :-)
Janitzio is very well-known for Day of the Dead celebrations.
These fishermen use butterfly-shaped nets to catch the white fish Janitizo is famous for. They put on a water dance routine when the boats approach! It was quite beautiful and worth a tip.
Fishermen of Old is for sale in my shop in black and white.
I fell in love with blue corn tortillas after tasting hers!
This shrimp soup was delicious! Many indigenous Purepecha live here and their cooking was wonderful!
My silly sister-in-law wearing one of the hats they knit and sell on the island.
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Spiral Up is for sale in my shop in black and white – We are climbing the statue of Jose Maria Morelos, a hero of Mexico’s independence.
I took this to try to show you how tight the stairs were near the top of the statue. There was a line going up and line coming down.
There are other little inhabited islands in Lake Patzcuaro too.
These young boys were performing a traditional dance for a small crowd.
I love the reflection of his dancing feet on the stone floor.
Picture for a Peso is for sale in my shop.
Statue of Jose Maria Morelos
Janitzio, another beautiful day and place in Mexico! Signing off, Tina
Originally published December 3, 2016
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