Iguanas at Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo

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Punta Sur

Isla Mujeres

At the island's southernmost point you’ll find a lighthouse, a sculpture garden and the worn remains of a temple dedicated to Ixchel, Maya goddess of the moon and fertility. Various hurricanes have pummeled the ruins over time and there’s now little to see other than the sculpture garden, the sea and Cancún in the distance. Taxis from town cost M$105.

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Nearby Isla Mujeres attractions

1. Lighthouse

0.02 MILES

Affords views from the island's southern end.

2. Playa Garrafón

0.46 MILES

Head to this beach for excellent snorkeling. It's 6.5km from the tourist center. A cab costs M$100.

3. Capitán Dulché

1.27 MILES

To say that this beach club has a maritime museum is a bit of a stretch, but it's as close as the island comes to having some culture, plus you get to see…

4. Playa Lancheros

1.59 MILES

About 5km south of town, this beach is less attractive than Playa Norte, but kayaks and SUPs can be rented if you're up for some water activities. A taxi…

5. Hacienda Mundaca

1.64 MILES

A 19th-century slave trader and reputed pirate, Fermín Antonio Mundaca de Marechaja fell in love with a local woman known as La Trigueña (The Brunette)…

8. Playa Secreto

4.81 MILES

The lagoon separating a large hotel complex from the rest of the island has a shallow swimming spot that's ideal for kids. Despite the depth (or lack of…