Snorkel El Cielo and Colombia Reef with Playa Mia
Sale Price: $65.00
After arriving at the pier downtown, you will board your boat with a maximum capacity of 75 guests 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.
Reviewer: Oscar Gutierrez
Absolutely one of the best excursions that we have experienced. The crew were very attentive and professional, made the trip fun and entertaining. The snorkeling at El Cielo was good and lasted about the right amount of time. Colombia Reef was gorgeous and we got to see manta rays and starfish and received great refreshments. Playa Mia was OK, the food was just average and the stay was too short to afford us any time to enjoy the beautiful facilities. We were provided taxi service (good) from/to the terminal and enjoyed shopping before the excursion. My wife loved it and we highly recommend this fun activity.
Reviewer: Debbie Cerda
Had the best time, the instructors were great and very professional and attentive. Our safety was their #1 priority. I would definitely book again!
Reviewer: Canisha myers
The guys provided the best service ever
Reviewer: Lynn Samsel
This was a great excursion. The snorkeling was OK but not as many variety of fish, etc. as I have seen on other excursions. The provider was fantastic and the trip was better than billed.
This trip was simply amazing. Lots of fun with the guys, good drinks on board, beautiful underwater world and in the end a nice buffet ashore. I would highly recomment this tour