Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

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Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve
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Faro Celarain (Punta Sur) is an Ecological Reserve,which encloses a variety of natural wonders. It covers an area of one thousand hectares and it is destined for the conservation and preservation of the 5 ecosystems that conform it. Faro Celarain is rich in coastal dunes, mangroves, reefs,lagoons systems, the Island's most beautiful beaches and reefs. Faro Celarain light house is a museum dedicated to the navigation
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Ethan G
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We made a quick stop here as part of our snorkeling tour and we loved this houselight. It is the oldest in town and located on the south east of the island. You can literally see the whole cost and the view is just spectacular.
Written June 1, 2022
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nohassle1956
gulf shores292 contributions
When you climb the lighthouse you have a nice view of the lagoon and the ocean. There is a small museum there. There is shopping there. There is tequila tasting there. The day we were there there ware crocodiles present in the lagoon. Half way point form the park entrance to the beach. Nice to stop in the way in or the way out.
Written October 27, 2021
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Cynthia P
San Jose, CA2,269 contributions
Nice view from the old lighthouse. While it is still working there is not a lighthouse keeper. The park complex has an old observation tower that offers a nice view. On the day we were there they had a lot of flamingos and a croc.
Written January 16, 2020
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ejpl
Newtown, PA145 contributions
My husband and I have been to Cozumel a few times before and always go to Chankanaab, which is wonderful, but we wanted to try something new. Before heading out, I did my research and decided to go to Punta Sur--it was the best day of our cruise!

The ride from the cruise port to the park was $30 (one way)--make sure to ask your driver to return for you when you are done because there are no taxis waiting. We were driven to the lighthouse n the park, and made a stop along the way to view the crocodile habitat which was wonderful! They were very active--eating, swimmng, even a bit of fighting! We also saw a flamingo flying which was a rare treat. Across from this is El Carasol, the Ancient Mayan lighthouse. Our taxi then finished driving us to the modern lighthouse and we were on our own. We took a fun open air "bus" ride to the other end of the park, where we took a fun pontoon boat ride on the lagoon, then walked to the amazingly beautiful beach--one of the most gorgous I have ever seen. We brought our own snorkel gear but you can rent it at the palapa if you need. The snorkeling as a whole was O.K., but what was a treat was that we saw a sea turtle, squid and a blow fish! I hear sting rays and sharks are not uncommon here, either! The reef is a bit of a swim from the beach but is easy and worth it. After our snorkeling adventure was time for cheap beers bought from the palapa and some swimming time. This place was so secluded that at the end of our time there we were the only people in the park! The bus will return to drive you back to the lighthouse, where a wlak to the top is worht it for the view of the turquise ocean and lagoons.

Admission: $10 per person, inclusive of everything
Everyone here speaks amazing English and is very helpful, but try a few Spanich phrases, I am sure they will appreciate it! I cannot imagine anyone being so helpful and friendly as the people in that park!

Also, go on your own,not with a cruise tour group, etc. Not only will you save a ton of money, but you will have more time at the park and not have to stick to their schedule.

HAVE FUN!!
Written May 28, 2007
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ElleTiger
Birmingham, AL22 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I have 3 teenagers and they really liked it a lot too. The view is incredible from the lighthouse. We did the $6 tour which included the ride out to the lighthouse and all. We did not do the longer tour(s). We snorkel at our hotel and the water & ironshore was too rough here from what we saw.

You will want to take something to drink and you will need lots of sunscreen. They have a "store" there, but I wouldn't want to go without my own supplies. You can't take it on the "tour", but you'll want it when you get back.

This is at the southern tip of the island and there isn't anything else around.

I have attached photos. These were some of our very best photos from our trip!!!

I'd definitely go again.
Written July 6, 2005
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Daydream26737
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I went to Punta Sur as a shore excursion on a recent cruise. First, my tour group went off-road driving in Jeeps. Our tour guides were very enthusiastic which added to the excitement. When we got to Punta Sur, we boarded another vehicle which stopped at several interesting spots: a small Mayan ruin, a freshwater bay where crocodiles reside, and a lighthouse. Along the way we saw many iguanas and birds native to the area. We got to a beach, where we snorkeled along a coral reef a mile in length. This was very exhausting and I would say that if you are not an avid snorkeler or do not enjoy strenuous physical activity, this would not be of interest to you. However, there were many fish to view and the coral reef itself is a natural wonder. As with any other tourist attraction, there were souvenir shops located within the park. My suggestion is to take your camera instead and capture your own experiences. There is an admission fee to enter the park. If you like history, nature and water sports, Punta Sur is a great place to add to your Cozumel itinerary.
Written June 28, 2005
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John20191234
Branson, MO9 contributions
This place was incredible! My husband and I rented a moped and drove around the whole island (which I definitely recommend) and stopped at Punta Sur. It is a beautiful drive down the sand road along the ocean. When you arrive to the Park, it costs $6 per person and you get a ride to the light house. Walk the long stairway up for awesome views....there is a small lighthouse museum and a small Mayan ruin to look at. Then you ride down to another small Mayan ruin and then to the crocodile farm. They were pretty intimidating!
A lot of people gripe about spending money because Cozumel is a tourist trap, but spending a little extra money on things is what makes a vacation memorable. Definitely paying $6 and an hour out of your time to enjoy this beautiful lighthouse and scenery.
Written August 10, 2004
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Blue Jackets Fan
Ohio64 contributions
My wife and I visited Punta Sur Eco Park during our Honeymoon Cruise last November. We booked the trip with the cruise line, and loved everything about the park. It was both educational and entertaining. Our guides Lewis, Nikko and Jose took us to the Education center, Miran lighthouse, the current lighthouse, showed us crocodiles, and took us out snorkeling at the coral reef. The reef was simply fantastic, we saw all type of wild life, including a sea turtle. Then we had time to relax on the beach before they returned us to the pier. We would recommended this excursion to any one and have told many people back home to visit Punta Sur Eco Park when they visit Cozumel.
Written September 12, 2004
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Expedition30740
Bedford, NH1 contribution
We went to Punta Sur 13 years ago and it was truly a paradise. We just went last week and brought our children to share the experience with them. what we found there now is nothing but a tourist trap. They've added a snack bar and changing rooms, but have limited the access to disovering the coastline on your own. You are trucked in - and subject to "mexican" time. All we wanted to do was go to the beach and they charged us $10 per person, even the kids. We ended up requesting our money back because they never got us to the beach - and they refused until we made a big stink - an enoromously big stink. In the end they returned our money and we went out to the parking lot to find our tires slashed. Stay far far far away. Paradise cafe - right at the entrance is far more enjoyable. So it doesn't have a lighthouse and a little ruin to look at. But it's just as beautiful and much more relaxing - and not a rip off.
Written May 3, 2004
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Stay20538
Albany, NY3 contributions
The park is split in two, $6 for the first half and $10 for access to the whole thing. The lighthouse is the center point. 'Buses' run on both halves. There is a very nice beach a the far end, with snorkel and kayak rentals, and a lagoon boat tour. I saw very little wildlife, and would have missed the crocodiles if I hadn't accidentally joined a tour that was feeding them...but I went on a cool day in January. If there is more wildlife during other months, I would give this a 5 rating (excellent). A good place to spend the whole day, if you can.
Written January 20, 2003
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