“Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth
They say in heaven, love comes first
We’ll make heaven a place on earth
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth” – Belinda Carlisle
If you are looking for a little piece of heaven on earth, look no further than the island of Cozumel, Mexico! The crystal-clear waters and stunning reefs are just part of what makes this island a paradise, there are hidden wonders around every turn of the coast. One of our faves is “El Cielo Cozumel“, the name means “Heaven” in Spanish and we can’t think of a better phrase to describe this beautiful corner of the world.
Getting to Cozumel from Cancun is an adventure on its own,Â the bus ride takes you past the vibrant jungle of the Riviera Maya and into the chic seaside town of Playa del Carmen. From Playa you’ll board a modern ferry for the 45 minute boat ride to Cozumel, crossing the ocean and being mesmerized by the turquoise waves.Â This is your first taste of the sea for the day, but it most certainly won’t be the last!
Upon arriving at the main dock in Cozumel,Â you’ll feel the island vibes as you leave the ferry to board a luxurious catamaran for the next phase of your journey. You’ll meet captain and crew and learn the basics of how to use your mask and snorkel. These guides LIVE in the water and have much to share with you, their tips and tricks on getting the most of your Cozumel snorkel excursionÂ are bang on! (Did you know that a little Vaseline on your mustache can help get a better seal on the mask?) With your fins in place, you’ll make the first jump of the day to explore theÂ famous Columbia Reef.Â The striking coral formations are home to a wide variety of marine life, beginners and experts alike will marvel at the underwater scene.
After making fishy friends, you’ll sail away to paradise, next stop, El Cielo Cozumel! At the southern end of Cozumel Island sits a hidden beach, only accessible by boat. This shallow sand bar is home to hundreds of incredible starfish, dotting the sea floor like stars in the night sky, thus the name, “El Cielo”. Here you’ll enjoy snorkeling with these beautiful creatures, soaking in the tropical sun and floating in the sea.
Saying adios to El Cielo Cozumel isn’t easy, but the rest of yourÂ Cozumel day trip will soften the blow. A private beach club awaits at Playa Mia Cozumel! A delicious buffet lunch, open bar and endless aquatic activities like kayaking, sailing or jumping on the inflatable water park will satisfy your every vacation need. You’ll make the return trip to Cancun with a full belly, a full heart and a camera full of memories.
Are you ready to discover heaven on earth at El Cielo Cozumel? Reserve your place on thisÂ incredible Cozumel tour from Cancun today for the experience of a lifetime!