The Mexican Venice
Getting to Mexcaltitán Island is a highlight on its own. Your adventure begins with a 15 minute boat ride to the island. If it is shrimping season you’ll likely notice local fishermen out in the waters catching shrimp for the local restaurants of Mexcaltitán Mexico.
Not quite round, the oval shaped Isla de Mexcaltitán Mexico is not very large in size measuring just under 400 meters (1312 ft) at its widest. During the rainy season the streets of town flood, making travel by boat the only option. For this reason, the island has earned the name “The Mexican Venice.”
The name Mexcaltitán has been interpreted to mean a variety of things: for some, it means “land of herons,” while others translate the name as, “in the house of the moon.”
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