Janitzio Island

Local nameIsla Janitzio
LocationPátzcuaro, Mexico

Isla de Janitzio is the main island of Lake Pátzcuaro in the state of Michoacán, Mexico.The town of Janitzio, which means "where it rains", is located atop the hill. Janitzio can only be reached by boats which run regularly back and forth from about 7:30 am to 6 pm, accessible from Pátzcuaro's pier. These boats can be hired to take visitors around other parts of the lake. The town is known for the butterfly fishermen who are skilled at lowering their butterfly-shaped nets to catch the local cuisine "pescado blanco". The butterfly fisherman were also located on the back of the 50 peso Mexican banknote.

The island is the subject of Silvestre Revueltas's 1933 composition Janitzio.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janitzio

Address 61616, Mexico

Coordinates 19°34'25.32" N -101°39'8.6" E

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