Snorkel El Cielo and Colombia Reef with Playa Mia
Sale Price: $65.00
After arriving at the pier downtown, you will board your boat and set sail on the shimmering water for one of Cozumel's best reef areas, Colombia and El Cielo, located inside the National Marine Park. In transit, your crew will prepare your snorkeling equipment and give instructions on its use during the approximately 1 hour trip.
Jump in with both feet and begin your Cozumel cruise excursions as you will first enter the water from the boat and drift snorkel (carried along by the tide) as the wonderful underwater world of Cozumel appears below you. You will spend approximately 35 to 40 minutes in the water at each vibrant reef.
At El Cielo, named after heaven itself, marvel at the starfish that decorate the sandy ocean floor. This sandbank in the southwestern tip of Cozumel is an incredibly beautiful spot with turquoise waters and shallow areas where the starfish are known to gather. The water depth at Cielo is very shallow, usually only waist deep, and is known as a sandbar. El Cielo is only accessible by boat and is about a half mile from the coast. The powder white sand will massage your feet every step you take.
For the next part of your Cozumel tour to Colombia Reef, a sublime snorkeling spot hailed as one of the Marine National Park's finest. Mild currents greet you in a protected bay like area where the shallow coral heads rise around 10-30 feet above the sandy ocean floor. Situated near Colombia Lagoon this area sometimes gets cool, fresh water coming from the lagoon. With excellent visibility and diverse variety of marine life, Colombia Reef is a perfect place to spot sea turtles, coral communities, barracudas, eagle rays and schools of shimmering fish.
From here, you will climb back aboard your boat and make your way to Playa Mia, which is only 15 minutes away. Upon arrival at Cozumel's most popular full service beach, you will have approximately 1 hour of fun.
Playa Mia offers something for everyone. In addition to the white sand beach and beautiful Cozumel water, there is a shopping area, swimming pool, lounge chairs, beach volleyball and soccer courts, ping-pong tables, restrooms, kayaks, paddle boats, water bicycles, floating mats, and a relaxing oasis island pool and hydro massage tub.
Your time at Playa Mia also includes the delicious buffet at the main restaurant with international and national specialties. For an additional fee, the following activities and items are also availabile at the park: drinks at the espresso bar, beach umbrellas, snorkel gear, other water sport equipment, outdoor massage, hair braiding, a fish spa, parasailing, and more.
For the younger kids, there is Buccaneer Bay, complete with a pirate ship, water cannons, and slides. For the older kids and kids at heart, there are two 200-foot water slides in addition to the pool and ocean. Under the ocean, there are sunken Mayan relics you can snorkel over and discover.
At the appointed time and place you will meet for your return trip.
Not only was the crew knowledgeable and very safety oriented , but they were so fun. The boat was not crowded at all. After snorkeling the drinks were flowing! My favorite part was actually the star fish sanctuary. Lunch provided was good. nothing fancy. The beach was fun at the end too. a guaranteed good time!
We signed up for the snorkel tour but saw the water was VERY choppy. So we asked to just go to the Playa Mia beach. They changed for us instantly and we gracious to change it. WE had a fantastic time at the Playa Mia beach and would consider going back again.
Reviewer: Tim Anderson
This Snorkel trip was the best we have ever been on. We have cruised on 9 Cruises, and going to the shallow water was the icing on the cake!! Saw great sea life on both stops. Lunch was very good and would like to do the same one again with our kids
The boat was fun and the staff were fabulous but the snorkelling seemed too short.
Reviewer: Daniela Boger
The excursion started with travelling to the reef. It was a very nice boat, great crew and with music blasting it was hard not to even enjoy the time to just getting to the reef. Gear was clean and in good condition. I have not never snorkeled so perhaps I have little to compare it to but the sight truly took my breath away. So much in fact that I gasped at how beautiful the underwater scene was that I ended up swallowing salt water! We visited two reefs and were served MANY drinks. The boat ride back was very enjoyable, music playing and people breaking out to dance on the decks. We arrived at a resort beach to eat a very delicious meal and got a taxi back to the port. The price included taxi, food, gear, and drinks. Unbelievable value and would highly recommend.