Punta Sur

Southern tip of Isla Mujeres
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Mayan Temple to the Goddess Ixchel

Punta Sur is located 20 meters above sea level, where the rising sun first touches Mexican soil. Isla Mujeres is where Mexico wakes up!

This is the highest elevation in the Yucatan and home to the ruins of an ancient temple honoring the Mayan Moon Goddess. Visitors can access Punta Sur through Garrafon Reef Park and look out from its steep, naturally carved cliffs toward stunning turquoise views of Cancun and the bay. Sculptures from artists around the world dot the park, next to the temple ruins. In the Mayan culture, Ixchel is the Goddess of the Moon. Known as the wife of the Sun, Ixchel is considered a fertility goddess with great healing powers. Even though time and weather have affected the temple, it remains a fascinating example of Pre-Columbian architecture.