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Punta Cometa, Mazunte

Must see · Lookout · Tourist Spot
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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  • Absolutely best place to go to see the sunset! Don’t miss out on the small beaches that are beneath the point! Be mindful the hike out to the point may be tricky for some people, not a paved walkway.....  more »
  • An enjoyable hike to a beautiful lookout point, breathtaking views throughout the hike, offers access to a beach that feels like your own. There is also a hike down to a natural whirl pool (you...  more »
  • Punta Cometa is most outward point in Zipolite/Mazunte and watching the sunset is worth the 20-25 min hike. Couple of tips... 1. Wear comfortable shoes: The hike has many ups and downs and the...  more »
  • This place is a must when you visit Mazunte. I like taking the stairs that start at the main beach and climb up from there. It is a half an hour walk all the way to the top where you can enjoy one of the best sunsets you’ll ever experience. Try to get there about une hour before sunset so you can get a good spot. Take a tripod if you want to film a time lapse of the event and stay after the sun sets because the sky will still put on a show. Take a flashlight or make sure your phone has enough battery to walk back in the dark.
  • Beautiful views and sounds. It is definitely worth the hike, which was not too long. Bring a decent pair of shoes since it is very rocky and dangerous to walk too close to the edges. I highly recommend to make the stop. Bring a flashlight since it gets pitch black.
  • One of my favorite spots to visit. Go with running shoes or comfy shoes, don't wear flip flops. I suggest to start goin around 50 mins before sunset since it's a long walk and you can get there will the sun is out and get to see the sunset or the other way around the sun rise. There is a small beach there and a natural jacuzzi spot, secret and bonus to find ;) On busy holidays, it is crowded but if you get to be there with few people it's better.
  • What a great hike! Be sure to bring extra water. The hill to get out of here is a tough one. But the experience is well worth it! There's hardly anyone out here on the private beach, so you can enjoy it with your Adventure Partner. You'll get a panoramic view from east to west. I imagine if you were out there for sunrise & stay all day, you could see sunset by just looking the opposite direction! Enjoy your hike!
  • The sunset view is out of this world! This place is magical!

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