Punta Sur is the first place in Mexico to receive the sun’s rays, discover all about this majestic place!
Isla Mujeres is a tourist destination of peace and tranquility that has a lot to offer, an example is the Tourist Parador Punta Sur, the highest point of Isla Mujeres and a famous attraction among all those who visit the island.
Every morning, this majestic place receives the first rays of the sun, which can be admired from its cliffs with incredible views of the Mexican Caribbean. You can also enjoy a sensational sculptural space, an experience in Isla Mujeres!
As its name suggests, Punta Sur is located in the southern part of Isla Mujeres. It is the highest point of the island, reaching 20 meters above sea level, which makes it the ideal place to receive the first rays of the sun, an impressive spectacle worth admiring!
This place is part of the natural paradises of the Mexican Caribbean and offers one of the best views of the Gulf of Mexico, the bay of Cancun and the bay of Isla Mujeres. If you love to visit places where nature blends with art, Punta Sur is a magical place you should definitely visit.
What to do in Punta Sur Isla Mujeres?
Punta Sur is a place with some wonders to enjoy:
The perfect fusion of culture and nature! When you arrive at Punta Sur the first thing you will see is the Sculpture Park, a corner with 23 pieces of contemporary outdoor art by artists from around the world: José Luis Cuevas, Manuel Felguérez, Enrique Carbajal González (Mexico), Bruce Beasley (United States), Vicente Rojo (Spain) and more.
This park was inaugurated in 2001, and you can admire different metal figures that represent the modernity and essence of the Mayan civilization. You will love to walk around this place!
Mayan Temple of Ixchel.
At the end of the tour of the Sculpture Garden, you will find the remains of the Temple of the Goddess Ixchel, an ancient sumptuary built by the Mayan people many years ago.
In this place, it was where the Spanish found a variety of female figures, hence the name: Isla Mujeres.
This goddess, in the Mayan culture, represents love, the moon and fertility, with great healing powers, so hundreds of couples come to Punta Sur to honor her and ask for a prosperous marriage.
Isla Mujeres Lighthouse.
In Punta Sur, you can find an old lighthouse which was used to guide fishermen who went out to look for a livelihood in the waters of the Caribbean. Also, in this area you can stop to rest and find some restaurants with terraces and souvenir stores, from here you will have a complete view of the wonderful sculptures!
Punta Sur Cliff.
The last corner of Mexico! Finally, you will find the majestic cliffs and sea rocks of Isla Mujeres. These imposing natural formations serve as a protective barrier from the waves of the Mexican Caribbean, forming a spectacular landscape worthy of an Instagram photo.
This place is the first in the Mexican Republic to receive the warmth of the sun, so hundreds of travelers, photographers and yoga and meditation lovers come every day to see the sunrise and recharge with good energy. Without a doubt, from this place you can enjoy incredible views of the sea!
How to get to Punta Sur Isla Mujeres?
Getting to Punta Sur Isla Mujeres is very easy: you can get there on foot, by bicycle, rented golf cart or cab (with an approximate cost of 5 USD or 100 MXN).
If you are in the center of the island, you just have to go to the southern part, it will take you about 20 minutes on foot, but we assure you that the trip will be totally worth it. When you get there you will see a ticket booth where you will have to pay an entrance fee of approximately 2 USD or 40 MXN.
Hotel Belo All Inclusive awaits you on your next visit to Punta Sur, an unmissable place in Isla Mujeres, you’ll love it!