Punta Sur is a 2,500-acre Ecological Beach Park located on the tip of Cozumel Island. Here you can take pictures of exotic birds, wild flora and even crocodiles in their natural habitat! As always, plan to visit as early as you can to avoid heat and the crowds. The boat tour runs at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00pm.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: 255 pesos ($14 usd) Adults and 146 pesos ($8 usd) Child (3-11)
The Celerain Lighthouse (131 steps up!) offers you spectacular views of the grounds as well as the Carribean ocean and Colombia Lagoon. The lighthouse (Faro de Celarain) sits on the Punta Sur promontory (Punta Celarain) and is part of a nautical museum. Just northeast of it is the Caracol (Tumba del Caracol), is a Maya building erected during the post-classic period. There is a persistent myth, often repeated by tour guides, that the building functioned as a weather alarm, producing a whistle that would precede the arrival of a hurricane, but that is only a legend. The steps are quite steep, especially going down, but the view will be worth it!Included in the entrance fee to Punta Sur Park is also a guided boat ride on the Colombia Lagoon for bird watching, sightseeing, crocodile observation and more.On the tour you will learn about how they are working hard to rebuild the mangroves after the destruction of Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and the fact that the lagoon consists of brackish water, a combination of salt water mixing with fresh.
The tour will allow you to get up close and personal with the crocodiles in their natural habitat! A small donation is accepted at the end of the tour.
There are three restaurants on site that offer bathrooms, hammocks and the finest beaches you will lay eyes on. Plan a day trip and take advantage of the snorkeling on site and snack bars. There are several small ruins on location that you can see and walk around.
Have you been to Punta Sur? What was your favorite part?