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Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres
(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Without a doubt a beautiful place, a part of the paradise. Isla Mujeres is a place which ultimately should know, it's not very big in size, but big is beauty and says it my title, with a beautiful view of that great and vast blue sea. Arriving at the island you can rent a golf cart that are approximately $600 Mexican pesos "all day" which is worth mentioning that I rented it early like around 10:00 am and had to return to 5:00 pm (so it is not all day) but it is enough time to explore the island's southern tip to North end and unhurried. Punta Sur, where you will find the Palace of the Maya goddess Ixchel is a mandatory stop and worth paying to enter the Mayan ruin, they will not regret the beautiful view and the rich sea breeze, that if photography is beautiful live no words to explain it. If after your tour of the island, they want to go to the beach, North Beach is the most recommended, that if the food is not anything cheap (it is not for all budgets) and anything rich from the other world (referring to the restaurants that are in North Beach) therefore I don't dare to recommend any. Isla Mujeres has more activities such as: El Garrafón, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins etc... I hope a little help them this talk them and very much enjoy your trip!
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  • Not a great or large island. I went by taxi. I think it's best to rent electric carts, because if you have air conditioning in the cab. The ride is worth it.
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  • Gone North Beach Walk pretty ballad until the southern tip even if by place it must depart from the sea and walk on the road... It's still 6-7 Km from friendly ballad with the desire to reach the southern tip... Except that there big disappointment the last 100 meters are paying... very cheap $ 30 I think memory... But the principle is "shocking" even if 5 works of art are installed on the course to justify these 30 pesos...
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  • This is island mujeres...breath taking views of ocean and cliffs....great place to spend the day. Great beaches.
  • Don't miss Punta Sur, you'll love it. This is one the places I visited while at Isla Mujeres, this is at the top of the Island, the views up here are amazingly beautiful, breath taking, too bad I couldn't stay for sunset. The blue sea waters, the rocks, the Iguanas, an amazing place to visit while at Isla Mujeres, so relaxing, so peaceful. Once you visit you'll understand.
  • Take the walk down to the water. There are wonderful views and great photo opportunities. Make sure to wear good shoes, there are steep stairs in places.
  • Punta Sur is the Southernmost tip of Isla Mujeres and the Easternmost tip of Mexico. You can find the ruins of a Mayan temple, dedicated to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility, motherhood, the moon, water, medicine, love, rainbows & weaving. Also, there's a sculpture garden, created by 23 artists from Mexico and around the world.
  • Lovely beach, with calm waters. Great place to catch a memorable, picture worthy sunset.