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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  • South point is a cliff of about 4 meters, being the highest point of the Yucatan Peninsula. For the Maya from here the gods watched the Caribbean Sea. The entrance is a statue of the goddess Ixchel (from Rainbow) and a monument to "La Iguana", icon of the region. A series of sculptures by local artists accompany us until the end of the cliff where the Temple of the Ixchel goddess, which Gilberto was partially affected by the hurricane in 1988 that collapsed much of the same. You can descend and various trails along the cliff. In this area there is a lighthouse, an elegant restaurant overlooking the sea and numerous businesses for curious tourists
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  • You can’t miss Punta Sur! Allow at least an hour to explore the area and take pictures. Look for iguanas & visit the shops. It takes a few minutes to get there by golf cart but it’s well worth the tim...  more »
  • The south point has a collection of modern sculpted iron art, walking trail at the sea level and a small Mayan building. There is a snack bar. It is a nice place to visit while staying on Isla Mujeres...  more »
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  • Beautiful views, iguanas, and a few souvenir shops with good prices. Worth the stop. Plenty of parking and a pergola that provides some shade.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful location to visit while on Isla Mujeres.
  • A beautiful park with local artists' sculptures. If you're able, at the point, take the stairs and walk along the water.
  • 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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