Welcome to the Mexican Caribbean!
In this blog post, we have put together the best things to do and to see in Punta Sur Isla Mujeres.
Let’s jump in!
Things To Do
Picture yourself standing at the southernmost tip of Isla Mujeres.
You’ve arrived at Punta Sur, a place of great beauty, where the sun paints the sky with different shades of orange and pink every morning.
But what’s next? Why should you come here?
This is one of the MOST UNIQUE experiences in Punta Sur.
It’s not just a park; it’s an outdoor art gallery with sculptures created by artists from all over the world. The statues are a modern representation of the Mayans.
And the best part?
Each statue has a QR code next to it! So, you are not only admiring these statues with the backdrop of the Caribbean sea BUT also learning about the Mayan Civilisation.
At the southernmost tip of the island, you’ll find the ruins of the Temple Ixchel, named after the Mayan goddess of the moon, fertility, and happiness.
These ruins aren’t the biggest in size but their history are VERY RICH.
Walking around the ruins are a VISUAL TREAT, they are located at the highest elevation on the island. The views are AMAZING of the Caribbean Sea.
In case you might be asking yourself if it is really worth the visit…
The ruins are very accessible and if you are doing a tour of the island, it is a great stop to add to your route.
On top of that, it ONLY COSTS 30 PESOS (1,80$).
Punta Sur Cliffs
You are standing at the edge 20 meters above sea level and you feel the force of the sea clash.
Isn’t it SO THRILLING?
Visitors can explore the cliffs by walking through the paths. Don’t worry the paths are very safe as they are fenced with rope.
Punta Sur Isla Mujeres Cliffs are also home to the famous “Cliff of the Dawn”. This is the easternmost point in Mexico!
Wildlife in Punta Sur Isla Mujeres
Picture this: You are walking around in nature, admiring the landscapes and hearing the sea clash with the cliffs. Suddenly, you spot a flash of movement out of the corner of your eye.
What could it be? A bird taking flight from a tree? Or perhaps, a creature sprinting to the rocks?
First, let’s talk about the famous local inhabitant.
Iguanas: These lizards are the rockstars of the jungle. They can grow up to 5 feet long and are covered in scales that come in a rainbow of colors. They love to climb trees and bask in the sun, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch them doing some air guitar!
Don’t forget to also look up and look down! Punta Sur has amazing widelife, so keep your eyes peeled.
Here are some fascinating creatures you could encounter:
- Sea turtles: These guys are like the beach bums of Punta Sur Isla Mujeres. They love to hang out on the sand, sunbathe, and nest their eggs on the warm, sandy beaches. So, if you see a turtle with shades on, you know they’re really chill!
- Pelicans: These birds are like the divas of Punta Sur Isla Mujeres. With their massive beaks and flashy feathers, they command attention wherever they go. They’re often seen diving into the water to catch fish, and if you’re lucky, you might even witness them doing a synchronized swimming routine!
- Dolphins: These friendly creatures are like the party animals of the sea. They love to swim and play in the crystal-clear waters of Punta Sur Isla Mujeres, and they’re always up for a game of catch or a friendly race. So, if you see a dolphin with a beach ball, you know it’s time to join the party!
Fun fact: Punta Sur Isla Mujeres is home to over 130 species of birds.
Sunsets in Punta Sur
Last but not least!
If you’re planning a trip to Punta Sur Isla Mujeres, catching the sunset IS A MUST.
Let us share our FAVOURITE sunset spots.
One of the top locations is obviously Punta Sur itself. This spot offers panoramic views of the ocean and the Caribbean Sea. You will feel as at the very edge of the world as you watch the colors of the sky blend and change with the setting sun.
Another great spot is the Cliff of the Dawn, where you can see both the sunset and the sunrise over the ocean.
Finally, the Garrafón Reef Park is another top choice for viewing a spectacular sunset. Here, you can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the island and the sunset all at once, making it an unforgettable experience.
Restaurants in Punta Sur Isla Mujeres
Are you feeling a little hungry?
Let’s get you sorted before it becomes the ultimate HANGER.
Below are our top recommendations for Punta Sur Isla Mujeres:
The Joint Reggae Bar n Grill: For a more laid-back vibe, this is the place to be. This spot is very lively with reggae music, great food and cocktails. The perfect place to relax after a day of adventure.
Reef Club Restaurant: This restaurant is great if you want to watch the sunset while having an amazing meal! This area is very calm and the menu is packed with local foods but also offers a range of international dishes.
That’s it for this blog post about Punta Sur Isla Mujeres!
With all the different activities available on this side of the island your trip to Punta Sur Isla Mujeres can only be full of amazing experiences.
Let us know in the comments below which activities you incorporated into your trip!
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