Punta Cometa, Mazunte

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Venture to Punta Cometa, a high, rocky cape with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. Standing at the southernmost point of Oaxaca, this spot is renowned for its sunset view, so expect to see other tourists during that time of day. Trails among grassy shrubs and cacti line the cliffs' edge; these eventually lead you to adjacent beaches. While here, be on the lookout for migrating whales and flocks of pelicans. Make Punta Cometa part of your personalized Mazunte itinerary using our Mazunte trip planner.
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  • Seems most people here skip the Southern most fortification of the Aztec Empire. Rather than following the trail to Punta Cometa, try to travel via this stone wall at the Northern edge of the parking ...  more »
  • The place is very nice to enjoy a sunset and a lot of people gather there to see it; there is a good beach just next to it.  more »
  • Favourite spot in Mazunte to watch the sunset. Bring repellent with you since the sand flies can be annoying.  more »
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  • Excelent place to sit and watch the sunset. There is also a natural jacuzzi where people can swim.
  • Beautiful view. Some locals played music at the sunset last time I went there. Pack some water and get decent shoes. A few annoying dogs were there too, running around, but nothing too serious. Bring a pareo to sit on
  • One of the coolest places and hikes in the area. Don't miss a sunset here.
  • One of the few places on a mainland where you can see the sun rise and set over the water from the same spot. Don't think it will be a romantic desolate spot though; there will be a crowd who will trudge up and down the dusty and steep path to get there, take a photo and leave.Hang around and they soon leave so you can chill out with the remainder.
  • Love it, great view and fresh salty air!

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