Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres

Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres

Punta Sur:

At the southern tip of the island, Punta Sur, or South Point, is home to the ruined temple of Ixchel, a Mayan Goddess. It is also the most eastern part of Mexico, which means it is the first place in Mexico to get greeted by sunlight each day. At the cliffs, one can view the beautiful waters and waves. There is a small sculpture garden (requires an entrance fee) with a pathway that leads to the temple ruins and the southern cliff. We did not get to walk around and explore the area much due to the wind and rain. I wish that we could have walked on the trail to see the temple ruins and get closer to the rocks and the waters, but the weather was too unpredictable (safety always comes first!).

Turquoise waters at Punta Sur
Turquoise waters at Punta Sur

Nearby, there is a water park called Garrafon Natural Park, where you pay exorbitant admission fees for water activities. Unfortunately, the views of the massive turquoise waters next to Punta Sur were ruined by the unsightly zip lines and towers (see picture below).

Eye sore created by Garrafon Natural Park
Eye sore created by Garrafon Natural Park

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