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Playa El Cielo

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| Playa El Cielo Se Llega En Barco , Desde El Muelle Fiscal., Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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All reviews star fish only accessible by boat beautiful clear water giant starfish snorkeling boat columbia shallow shallow water sandy bottom sand dollars ocean floor white sand private charter sand bar fresh guacamole visit cozumel palancar reef great snorkeling
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Reviewed yesterday

much calmer waters than out on the reef. Also shallower and warmer. There is a lot of starfish, but if you are looking for more, you may feel limited. It is sandy so you will probably not get much more than dozens of huge beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kiwtjro
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was part of a catamaran snorkeling day on a Celebrity Cruise excursion. I had expected a sandbar one could stand on with bright starfish, but the tide was high when we arrived and the starfish were at least 12 feet down and brown, so it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank keen2go77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tiger has the best excursion to El Cielo ! The whole trip Is an amazing experience. The trip includes food, drinks, fresh guacamole, and wonderful crew! Tiger takes you to 2 snorkel spots and shows you the beautiful ocean. Then it is off to El...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kyra M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a stop on our snorkeling tour. It had huge beige starfish in shallow water, but not much else. It would be good for Good for Children or First Time Snorkelers but I wouldn't make a special trip for it.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank amberailene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful snorkeling, easy to see the giant starfish. Calm waters and shallow depths make it a great place for all levels

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank LovedMexico2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot stand orchestrated tours. On this particular day we hired Mr. Yacht to take a group snorkeling, with lunch and drinks, with a stop at playa El Cielo. Cool spot! Can only get there by boat, the water is clear and shallow, and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank cokerbud
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We booked a boat tour to this sandbar in late January 2019 because we really wanted to see the starfish. We didn't see anything but one stingray. The stingray was cool but in hindsight we would have rather spent that time snorkeling at the nearby...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank michigantraveler35
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Do not pass on a chance to see this. Crystal clear warm water, and amazing starfish, complete with sandy white ocean floor.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jttown
Reviewed 29 January 2019

Stopped here as part of a glass-bottom boat/snorkeling tour. This was a great, calm area for snorkeling - great for beginners, kids or weaker swimmers

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asydneysmith
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Did a snorkel tour with our non-diving friends and it was decent. I say decent because we are pretty adventurous divers and for the price of four gringos (~$35USD each I believe), I don't think you're getting a lot of value for the money. However,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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5 December 2018|
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Response from cdill | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge. It is very possible you will see a ray or 2 there as well.
3 October 2018|
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Response from lucieza1 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Fishing with Pedro ( find them on facebook) it was not anything super luxury, but it was perfect for us since we wanted personalized trip. You can access El Cielo by boat only and every resort has some trip... More
20 August 2018|
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Response from valaverick | Reviewed this property |
At a kiosk called star tours next to Sr. Dan’s Margarita. I don’t remember exactly how much it was but anywhere from $50-$90 per person