My only regret is that we left our hotel a bit late and only arrived once the sun had almost set. I recommend leaving around 2 hours before sunset from wherever you are staying in Mazunte to have enough time there to appreciate the amazing view before it gets dark.
Getting there is easy. You just take the street called Rinconcito that forks off the main road in Mazunte. Before you get to the beach, there will be another fork in the road where the path to Punta Cometa goes off to the right. There will be a sign there, as well as further along the path so you can't miss it. From the fork at Rinconcito it is about a 20 minute walk to the most southern point through the woods, but the path is clearly visible at all times, it is no problem to walk in sneakers or sturdy sandals, flip-flops would be a bad idea though. Once you arrive, you will have impressive cliffs in front and a nice little beach to the right as well as a stunning view of the sunset.
I would not be concerned to walk there alone while it is still light out, but maybe leave when a bigger group of people is walking back. The woods are quite deserted and I would not feel comfortable walking there alone at night. But since there seem to be always people out there, it should not be a problem to walk back with someone. (we were there in off-season in October and there were still about 20 people there when we arrived at sunset).
Also: bring your camera, bug spray, and don't forget your flashlight, the way back will be almost impossible without it!
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