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Punta Sur National Park

Punta Sur National Park Review

This 247-acre national preserve at Cozumel's southernmost tip is a protected habitat for numerous birds and animals, including crocodiles, flamingos, egrets, and herons. At the park's (and the island's) southernmost point stands the Faro de Celarain, a lighthouse that's now a museum of navigation. Climb the 134 steps to the top for the best view on the island. Spot crocodiles and birds from observation towers near Laguna Colombia or Laguna Chunchacaab, or visit the ancient Mayan lighthouse El Caracol, designed to whistle when the wind blows in a certain direction. Beaches here are wide and deserted, and there's great snorkeling offshore. Snorkeling equipment is available for rent, as are kayaks, and there are restrooms at the museum and by the beach. Leave your car at the Faro and take park shuttles or rental bikes to the beach. Without a rental car, expect to pay about $40 for a round-trip taxi ride from San Miguel.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Southernmost point of Carretera Sur and coastal road, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 77600
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Daily 8–4
  • Location: Cozumel
Updated: 03-29-2013

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