An island that is off the coast from Patzcuaro, in the state of Michoacan, where the Tarascan culture lingers.
Its famous for being one of the best places to celebrate "el dia de los muertos". But unless you really enjoy being a part of crowds of bad mannered tourist,s who like staring at other people, I recommend you avoid going on that day.
Michoacan has a bad reputation among the Mexicans: corruption, drugs, cartels...not a very enticing picture, and so it's a destination that is not well known to travellers. Which is a pity because the region, between the sea and the mountains, has a lot to offer. Among other places that the visitor can choose from in the area, there is the Island of Janitzio.