Janitzio is an island off of Patzcuaro that was on Globe Trekker. I’m think I may have seen it in the blur of one of my three post-partum periods (which one, I don’t recall), but I remember absolutely nothing about it. Mikey assures me it was a good show.
So we piled into a cab from Patzcuaro, piled onto the boat, piled up the stairs and it was fun. The boat part was especially fun. Once there, it’s like this weird vertical mall, chock full of indigenous crafts, Peruvian ponchos and… dashikis. The top sported a big statue of Jose Maria Morelos, play spaces, more stores (more shopping! more dashikis!) and some kid-run-around-space.
There were also some gorgeous butterflies.
Then back down.
If you are the type that loves shopping whilst climbing up and down hundreds of stairs, this is your spot!