Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres

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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. Put Punta Sur into our Isla Mujeres tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful and great restaurant on-site. Good servers and hosts. Decent drinks. Adequately supplied store on site. But the hours of operation need to be extended.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Incredible views over the Caribbean sea. Incredible sunrise. I love this place and I love the whole island. If you are going cancun you must visit Isla.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    While on Isla Mujeres for the day, we took a trip in the golf cart to the most southern part, Punta Sur. The view is amazing, there is a small ruin at the point of the island, and a pathway to go down...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Beautiful views, iguanas, and a few souvenir shops with good prices. Worth the stop. Plenty of parking and a pergola that provides some shade.
  • June 5, 2017
    The ruins here aren't impressive, but the art placed around this area make up a little for that. If possible, do take the stairs down and walk the path closer to the water. We really enjoyed our short time here.
  • June 19, 2017
    Very beautiful location to visit while on Isla Mujeres.
  • March 4, 2017
    A beautiful park with local artists' sculptures. If you're able, at the point, take the stairs and walk along the water.
  • April 5, 2017
    It's a beautiful place. Some of the clearest watets I've ever seen.

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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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