Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres

Explore the protected park of Punta Sur, encompassing reefs, beaches, lagoons, and low forests. The site also includes an ancient Mayan ruin, with folklore suggesting it once acted as a whistling building that warned of approaching hurricanes. Take a hike alongside the ocean, observing sculptures corroding in the salty spray and frigate birds riding the breeze, before enjoying a cocktail in the restaurant. Keep your eyes peeled for the iguanas sunning themselves on the rocks. Plan to visit Punta Sur during your Isla Mujeres vacation using our convenient Isla Mujeres trip tool .
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  • Great place for a bite and a drink on a sunny day. First time to the cafe. View is phenomenal, crepe cart there, and the park trails nicely done.  more »
  • Punta Sur has Mayan ruins at its tip. We got there via golf cart. Parking is at a premium but we got the last spot. There are 2 or 3 buildings at the point, all housing touristy stores plus a restaura...  more »
  • South point is at the opposite end of North Beach, to get with my partner rent a golf cart ($250 x hour), just one hour was sufficient to go to southern tip and walk the rest of the island, also if you prefer can rent it all day for $750. Arriving, the view here is amazing, the different shades of blue of the sea, the breeze, the cliff, all makes the place unique, pity that the Majesty of nature can not be captured in a photograph. In the place you find two to three monuments (Goddess Ixchel, Iguana), in some parts a somewhat neglected, but in general I recommend to visit and see the spot where arrive the first rays of the Sun.
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  • The view - you're paying for the view. It's 30 pesos or $3 to get in. Beautiful views, incredibly strong waves crashing against cliffs make for a stunning display. Very nice place to hang out for a bit. (You cannot get in the water)
  • Take a golf cart or taxi to this park on south end of island. There are some small shops as well as ice cream and beer. It is very much worth the 30 pesos per person to do the art walk and trails. There are stairs that will take you to paths down along the water which are very beautiful to see (a must). Depening on waves, some will crash against rocks and splash the walkways which can be refreshing! There are also some neat little caves. Add this to your to do list while on the island.
  • The most beautiful place in this part of Mexico, without a doubt. The 30 pesos tariff to enter is a mere pittance when compared with the views you get, especially when the sea wild and the sky half-darkened by clouds. The ruins are small and lackluster, but the many paths downward and close to the rocks are worth exploring.
  • Pristine views from the Southernmost tip of Isla Mujeres. Must must visit. Enjoy the seafood, the Mayan temple , the iguanas at the edge of the rocks, and the ocean views that will spell-bind you. The $3 entry is definitely worth it and you can take the pathway and walk till the end till you reach the edge of the ocean-line within the cove. Enjoy!
  • It felt very touristy to us. We did not pay to see the ruins up close, they were visible from all of the other paths. However the iguanas, the sculptures, and the beautiful scenery make this an interesting spot.

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Where to stay in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres brims with accommodations catering to visitors looking to indulge in the region's excellent diving options. Budget-conscious travelers can find a selection of hostels and small guesthouses--many of which only accept payment in cash--just back from the beach. A larger selection of mid-range and luxury hotels offer views over the water, with the northern tip of the island serving as the most popular place to stay. Make sure you book your accommodations well in advance if visiting in peak season, from December to April.
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