Punta Sur

Punta Sur, Isla Mujeres

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Duane K
Mesa, AZ11 contributions
Went to Punta Sur this past week. I can't remember the exact cost, maybe a couple bucks to get in. There are a couple of stores and a restaurant/bar you can go to prior to entry. Keep in mind though, that you can only go to the bathroom if you buy something (have to show your receipt). This is the only negative and kind of dumb trivial thing to have in place. There are no other restrooms for miles and you are there to visit, you may need to make a bathroom break while there... The walking around, trails that lead up and down to the water are quite fun. It's the very first place in the entire country of Mexico that gets to experience the sunrise every morning. There are people that appear to be there every day working to maintain and improve trails and infrastructure. After getting a few great photos we chilled at the bar. They have great drinks and great music. If you are going to Isla Mujeres, this is a great place to add to your exploration.
Written March 9, 2022
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Jeffery S
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Couples
Punta Sur eco park is a great experience. Most likely an almost 2,000 year old site used for a Mayan temple to worship the sun, complete with remaining ruins of the temple on the Eastern most edge of the island built to catch the first rays of the sunrise that touch the entire country of Mexico. Only $2 admission fee to get in the archeological site and walk around the paths and explore. You can almost feel the Native presence all around you. There are no buildings or anything to ruin the ancient area, but there is a good restaurant that serves alcohol before the site and gift shops at the front entrance. A walk around the site lets you appreciate all the natural beauty around and gives great views of the Caribbean. Great alternative to the hustle and shopping of El Centro.
Written December 20, 2021
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ThebestofKendell
Denver, CO348 contributions
Couples
For my boyfriend and I, this was the most impressive part of the island. We rented a scooter and it took us about 18 minutes to get from the ferry port to the south side of the island. A very easy ride, just watch out for the speed bumps everywhere. I highly recommend paying the 30 pesos/each to walk down around the little Mayan ruin and the pathway they have around the cliffs. It’s hot so bring water and sunscreen. They checked temperatures and gave sanitizer and the woman doing the checks was very kind. There is no swimming here and fishing is prohibited but they do have some little shops, a restaurant, a coffee shop and street vendors selling both food and trinkets. This was definitely the most beautiful part of the island.
Written August 25, 2020
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trocki005
Erie, PA244 contributions
Friends
Winchester is the easternmost point in Mexico, and southernmost tip on Isla Mujeres. For a small entrance fee of 30 pesos or 3 US dollars, you can get in and walk around the old ecological site. I recommend bringing pesos with you as 30 pesos is roughly a dollar fifty in USD. There are a little bit of the Mayan ruins left and descriptions of everything that you're looking at. For those of you who are brave at heart there are Pathways to walk down directly to the surf. It looked a little dangerous for me. Lots of people were down there. The views are the most breathtaking I have ever seen. Being the easternmost point in Mexico, if one was to go there at sunup you would actually be the first person in all of Mexico to watch the sunrise. I was very close one morning. Amazing ruins, beautiful Rock sculptures, iguanas everywhere and the smell of the Salty Sea Air made it a fabulous experience. I would definitely recommend making a stop here to anyone visiting the island
Written March 8, 2021
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Tom B
Yorba Linda, CA66 contributions
Very cool spot, really the highlight of the island for my wife and I who are NOT into the boozing + golfcart scene. Only $3 per person to go out to the point, walk the "catwalk" type boardwalk right next to the waves, and see the ruins.

Note that you can get easy and cheap transportation down here from the ferry terminal ( or really any point between playa norte and the punta) via the #4 city bus that runs every 10-15 minutes in a big loop! Clean, friendly drivers who help you get off at the right stop, and only ONE DOLLAR per person per ride for tourists!
Written September 16, 2021
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Court
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Punta Sur is a photographer's dream. No bad picture can be taken. I even saw a couple doing shibari (bondage rope tying type stuff) and taking pictures. And an old lady standing on a big sharp rock with her arms out like Titanic. You don't have to pay 30 pesos ($3) to go towards the back, but I highly recommend you do. You can even walk down the walkway to get up close to the water (at your own risk of course). I suggest you wear sneakers. I saw people in flip flops. No bueno, This is a beautiful place that reminds you how small you are. Note the walk way leads to Garrafon Reef Park, so at one point you will have to turn back or pay, in case you planned to try to sneak in. There's a lady waiting for you. Also some girl dressed as a mermaid to take pictures with and lure you over.
Written September 6, 2021
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JustSomeHuman
World4 contributions
During our vacation to Isla Mujeres, we stayed at a condo that was only a 5 minute walk from Punta Sur, so we visited it 4 times. It cost 30 pesos to get in.

There are several Mayan statues that are interesting to look at. There is a small Mayan building as well. I wouldn't come here only for the Mayan structures though. Punta Sur was great because of the views and the breeze. It feels much cooler there because of the wind.

You can see south, east (towards Cancun) and west off the island. To the east, in the evening, you can see the sea turtles not far off the coast. There are several walking paths to get different views. One evening while we were walking, someone caught a barracuda, and took a picture with us.

On our last day on the island, we got up early and watched the sun rise. It was a little cloudy but we still got a decent view. We then walked north along the coast for a morning stroll and saw more sea turtles out in the ocean. It was a perfect ending to our vacation.

If you are someone that likes walking in nature, you should definitely check out Punta Sur. It's worth the 30 peso admission. I recommend coming either in the morning for the sunrise, or in the evening before dusk.
Written July 2, 2022
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Courtney N
Andover, MN11 contributions
Friends
We stopped here to get ice cream cones. They put one small scoop of ice cream in a big cone for $3-4. We went in another store looking for vanilla. They lady working there was talking on her cellphone the whole time we were in the store and she was not wearing a mask. You must pay to use the bathrooms onsite.
Written February 19, 2021
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cypjg
Spring Branch, TX192 contributions
Family
We had to visit Punta Sur based on it being second on the list of things to do in Isla Mujeres. There were plenty of cart vendors selling snacks and drinks so we picked up a churro to share from Churros Rellenos. We also enjoyed the ice cream cup we got at the ice cream shop and thought it was different and tastier than what we are used to getting in Texas. Looking at others pricing it does seem a little higher at $70 pesos for 2 scoops. Today on Miguel Hidalgo Ave we found a restaurant selling 4 scoops for $40 pesos. Big difference. We noticed you also have to pay to use the bathroom which was surprising. It really has amazing views so add it to your list of wanting to get out and about on the island.
Written July 25, 2021
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB2,930 contributions
Spanish lesson of the day: “Punta Sur” means “South Point” in English. Punta Sur is the southern tip of Isla Mujeres.
We visited here in early March, before the COVID-19 pandemic. For lighthouse lovers, I’d recommend this place because they have a cute lighthouse that sits on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. It’s also got a Mayan Temple ruins (Templo Ixchel), which may have been an ancient lighthouse. There are great views of the turquoise sea, winding paths that descend the rocks down to the tiny beach below; there are walking trails for those who like to enjoy nature.
There’s a charming restaurant that sits inside the park (although we didn’t eat there, it looked nice); you can also find a Starbucks beneath the lighthouse.
Like most people, we got here via rented golf cart (if you rent a golf cart, know your prices, because many will try to charge you double the regular price or more on this tourist trap of an island).
Written April 2, 2020
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