Faro Celerain Eco Park (Punta Sur Eco Beach Park)

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Key Info

Autopista Km. 30 Sur, Matamoros Norte-Centro-Sur, Guaycura

Price & Hours

$14 for adults; $8 for kids 4-12
Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Details

Beaches, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Sightseeing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

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  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

If you're a wildlife lover, a trip to the Faro Celerain Eco Park is a must. Also known as Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, this ecological park sprawls across the southern tip of Cozumel. Its 2,500 acres are home to exotic birds, crocodiles and sea turtles. But don't let the animals distract you from everything else the park has to offer. Take some time to explore the eco park's two lighthouses, one of which hails from the pre-Hispanic era. There's also a museum that details the history of the Maya, as well as pirates and corsairs that once frequented the area. You can also book a catamaran tour of the Colombia lagoon. 

Recent visitors said that the beach park offers a great mix of history and nature situated in a beautiful spot. The white sands and peaceful atmosphere of the beach are just about perfect, according to most visitors. 

The Faro Celerain Eco Park is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission costs $14 for adults and $8 for children ages 4 to 12; guided boat tours will cost extra. The park is located 20-some miles south of San Miguel de Cozumel and is accessible via taxi. To learn more about the park's facilities, visit the Cozumel Parks' website.

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