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El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

1. El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

Board the boat or 45 ft yacht (if available) at 12 pm to sail the coast until arrival at Palancar reef. Meet with friendly staff and be provided with all the necessary snorkel equipment and lifejackets to safely enjoy one of the most beautiful sites in the Caribbean. Marvel at the corals and colorful marine life at Palancar Reef, known for its corals, rays, sponges, sea turtles, and tropical fish. See a dreamlike view of the ocean floor at El Cielo, known for its basket stars and sea stars. Snorkel the shallow clear waters of El Cielo, before returning to the boat and traveling to El Cielito beach to relax with a drink, ceviche, and fruit. Arrival back at the port between 4 and 4:30 pm.

Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

2. Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

Join one of the most luxurious catamaran tours in the Caribbean and discover the two best parts of Cozumel's marine park: El Cielo Beach and Palancar Reef. Later, relax or play on the pristine white beach while enjoying unlimited beer, margaritas, and lunch. Set sail on board a first-class 65-foot Fury Catamaran, with shade, fresh-water showers, bathrooms, sanitized snorkeling gear, and a brand new snorkel pipe for you to keep. Explore one of Cozumel's finest snorkeling sites, Palancar Reef. Then, get ready to discover the world-famous El Cielo Beach: a secluded sandbar that can only be reached by boat. Snorkel and swim in this pristine paradise and play in shallow waters surrounded by starfish. An ultimate beach experience comes next: sail to a private white-sand beach. Enjoy an Angus cheeseburger, unlimited margaritas, beer, sodas, and purified water. Relax on a lounge chair or hammock, play on a floating water park, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

Cozumel: VIP Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling 3 Reefs Tour

3. Cozumel: VIP Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling 3 Reefs Tour

Meet the crew either at the Hotel "El Cid la Ceiba" by the cruise ships at the Puerta Maya pier and the International pier, or at Hotel Barracuda for visitors from the mainland. Climb aboard a glass bottom boat and take part in a 3 reefs snorkeling tour perfect for those who want to swim or those who want to stay dry. The boat has bathroom facilities, a sundeck, and a glass bottom that will allow the non-swimmers of your group to be part of the party just as the ones that decide to do the snorkeling. The crew will make sure to keep you safe and of course, help you have a blast. During the activity, water and sodas will be available at all time, and after the snorkeling, beers will be provided. Once your tour is over, you will be taken back to the hotel "El Cid la Ceiba", you're welcome to use the facilities simply by paying for your meals or a drink.

Cozumel: Manatee Encounter with Chankanaab Park Entrance

4. Cozumel: Manatee Encounter with Chankanaab Park Entrance

Experience Cozumel memorably with direct contact with the cute, chubby marine mammals known as manatees. At Dolphin Discovery-Cozumel, interact with and even feed these lively creatures. Go snorkeling while you're at it, and enjoy included access to Chankanaab Park. With the Manatee Encounter program, listen as your instructor gives a short briefing on how to play with the sea mammals. Get happy as the manatee swims by you so you can touch and pet it. Fear not, as the manatees are very gentle. Then move in for a close-up as it gives you a big, charming hug. Bond with your new pal as you even get to feed him. For yet more fun, visit Chankanaab Park, where you can admire the local flora and fauna and take advantage of the top-notch facilities to relax.

Cozumel: ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern

5. Cozumel: ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern

An opportunity to venture into the jungle of Cozumel onboard thrilling ATV’s. Let your senses guide you through your adventure as you traverse dirt paths surrounded by an abundant nature, with your experienced and enthusiastic team taking care of you while teaching you many fun facts about the cenote of Jade Caverns. The cenote is connected to several underground tunnels on the island, and once in the cenote, you will have the opportunity to take a dip with plenty of time to admire all of the incredible nature. During your adventure, you will admire the Coral Cove cave system, cross El Cedral village, travel over several rocky trails, swim in a cenote, and travel through many mud pits that will test your driving skills. You also have the option to bring back many wonderful moments after they are captured by a team of paparazzi throughout your journey.

Cozumel: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

6. Cozumel: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

The tour begins with a scenic cruise sailing along the coastline as your snorkeling Catamaran is on its way to a Cozumel Reef system for drift snorkeling. Then the helm is set to the most secluded treasure in Cozumel, El Cielo Bay, a heaven on earth paradise, sanctuary for starfish and other protected species. Receive snorkeling instruction and gear and then follow your PADI certified guide for drift snorkeling over famous Palancar Reef. You will discover an infinite array of colors and forms of exuberant marine life. Then owe at El Cielo named after the incredible blue and starfish. After the adventure, you will enjoy a satisfying lunch at one of Cozumel´s most relaxing and beautiful beaches. Then it is up to you, take a splash into the ocean, or engage in any of the services and attractions included. Later on, it´s time to navigate back to the pier for you to return to the comfort of your stay after a memorable day.

Cozumel: Private Buggy Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling

7. Cozumel: Private Buggy Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling

Start your Cozumel buggy tour with a drive through town to the tequilera, where you can learn all about tequila’s distillation process. Next, explore the beautiful beaches on the east side of the island with their magnificent white sand beaches, mesmerizing rock formations, secret beaches, off-road paths, and much more. Experience the untouched part of the island where there is no electricity and just a few scattered beach restaurants and bars. Journey along forest roads to reach the Caribbean Sea and snorkel with the marine life. Get some time to relax on the beach and enjoy a lunch of authentic Mexican food.

Cozumel: Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays

8. Cozumel: Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays

Embark on a stingray encounter and snorkel excursion. Meet at the Stingray Beach Cozumel where you will interact and feed stingrays.  Before entering the enclosure, receive a safety briefing and get all your necessary gear. Meet the rays in waist-deep water for a 30-minute encounter.  Be surrounded by the stingrays and feel them softly touch your legs. Feed the stingrays and feel their silky wings. After, move to the deeper part of the enclosure with your snorkel gear and snorkel for 30 minutes with stingrays and many colorful fish. Witness a coral reef installation with more than 800 rescued coral. Enjoy the Beach Club and visit a photo and souvenir shop. See macaws, a green iguana, a hermit crab, and a water trampoline for kids.

Cozumel: Mayan Jungle Jeep Ride to Jade Caverns and Snorkel

9. Cozumel: Mayan Jungle Jeep Ride to Jade Caverns and Snorkel

Meet your guide at a central location near the cruise port in Cozumel, receive your instructions, and then start driving your Jeep through the island till you reach its oldest town, El Cedral, where you will get to know the history of the town and the Mayan culture. Next, stop at Jade Caverns where you can take a dip in the pristine water of the Cenote and relax. Once you are done with this activity, get back to your jeep and drive back through the jungle and an amazing off road. Once back at the entrance, stop at the famous tequila factory where you can learn all about its history and the distillation process, ending with the most important part which is the the tasting of many flavours of Tequila. Lastly, stop at Tortugas Beach Club and get set for the amazing 30 minute snorkeling trip from shore at Dzul ha Reef the snorkel activity to your final destination.

Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

10. Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

Experience Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park's underwater world on a one tank scuba diving introductory dive. You will see the marine life of the second largest reef barrier in the word firsthand as well as the ancient caves and underwater sculptures. This is the perfect diving tour for certified and noncertified divers. You can easily enjoy the tropical fish, underwater sculptures, and coral reef formations that make this the best Cozumel diving experience. Once your dive is over, relax and stay as long as you like at the park. Enjoy full access to the amenities including the beach, hammocks, shaded palapas, sea lion show, and crocodile exhibits.

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What people are saying about Cozumel

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 79 reviews

VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SAFTEY CONSCIOUS. 1 GUIDE LEAD THE EXPERIENCED RIDERS AND 1 STUCK WITH US, SLOW PEOPLE. HAD FUN AND THE CENOTE WAS VERY LUSH AND BEAUTIFUL. THE ONLY DRAWBACK WAS IT WAS IN A CAVE INHABITED BY BATS AND THE WATER WAS GREEN AND FULL OF LEAVES AND SUCH AND I DIDN'T GET IN FOR FEAR OF SOME TYPE OF CONTAMINATION AND SMELLING NASTY AS I HAD MORE TIME BEFORE RE-EMBARKING ON THE CRUISE SHIP. THE TEQUILA TASTING WAS GREAT AND I REGRETTED NOT GETTING THE COFFE FLAVORED TEQUILA IT WAS THE CHEAPEST OPTION ON THE ISLAND.

Everyone involved was friendly and knowledgable. Everything was very clear on what we needed to do once we got to our meeting point. We felt safe, which can be difficult in an unfamiliar place with people you don't know. We had a great time snorkeling.

It was very nice. I enjoyed learning about the way honey is made. I also love my new necklace. They also let you taste the honey and cough drops.

The trail is rough and many turns. Awesome for someone liking to drive. A little dusty. Would be grat and muddy after a rain.

It was great. They helped me keep up with the others by pulling me by a rope when we went to see the last reef. It was fun.