The El Cielo Cozumel Beach is not only called like that because it looks and feels like a real paradise, but because of the large number of starfish that have made this soft and white sandbank its home. You only have to put on a visor, snorkel and fins and swim a few meters to contemplate a spectacular scenario. You may also have the opportunity to see stripes that seem to go up the flight between the stars.
It is very important to emphasize that you must not touch the starfish, because the mere fact of doing so can kill them. It may be tempting to take a selfie with them, but you put the life of this species at risk.
Up to this point located at the southern tip of the island, near the Palancar Reef, you can only arrive aboard a boat and accompanied by a certified guide. Here the water level is low, in some points it even barely reaches you waist-deep. El Cielo Cozumel is the ideal place to relax with a drink in your hand while you contemplate the nature that surrounds you.
It is said that this activity can be done by people of all ages, since you will have a captain and a guide who will take care of you. Likewise, the price of the activity includes snorkeling equipment, water, drinks, fruits and a snak for when you return from the activity.
Explore mangrove forests, wetlands and Mayan archaeological sites. Discover the rich history of local sailors at the Punta Celerain Lighthouse and the navigation museum.
In Punta Sur, a virgin beach (no large buildings), it has all the necessary facilities to spend the day without worries. It has a restaurant, a small palapa where you can rent a snorkel equipment, bathrooms, parking, snacks, lounge chairs.
To complement your visit with a little history and culture, in Punta Sur you can visit the Cultural and Navigation Museum. This simple nautical museum is located in an old lighthouse built during the Porfiriato and covers the history of navigation and signage from pre-Hispanic times to the present day.
You can appreciate the best panoramic view of Cozumel, from above the Celarain Lighthouse. If you are passionate about photography, here you will go crazy, where you turn there is a beautiful view: on one side a perfect horizon of the Caribbean Sea and its multiple shades of blue and on the other the huge Laguna Colombia surrounded by tropical jungle.
In Quintana Roo there are few places where you can contemplate a sunset on the beach. Due to its location, in Cancun and the Riviera Maya you can not see the sun falling on the sea, however, as Cozumel is an island, it looks very beautiful. It will be the last thing you do in Punta Sur Park as they close early.
“Cha´an Ka´an” was the name chosen by the Cozumeleños. Cha´an Ka´an means: Observe or enjoy the sky. The Mayans, through astronomical observation, obtained scientific knowledge that still surprises us because of their precision and with that they governed their life, religion and culture.
During the tour the tourists immerse themselves in the Mayan worldview, knowing the meaning of the ceiba and its relationship with the underworld, the earthly life and the celestial vault; also, visitors receive a talk about the meaning of the glyphs, and then make one that they take back home as a gift. At the end of the tour, the Mayan warrior waits for the classic “remembrance” photo.
To seal the visit, they live the experience that only gives the Dome of the Cozumel Planetarium with the movie “Maya Archaeoastronomy: observers of the universe”. Projected in English and Spanish, the totally Mexican production is a visual and sensory journey through five archaeological sites in the Mayan Riviera; Uxmal, San Gervarsio, Chichen Itza, Edzna and Bonampak.
The Cozumel Island Planetarium, Cha’an Ka’an, has state-of-the-art technology which includes a Digistar 5 system with 6 projectors that are capable of transmitting 3D and 2D images in a 360 ° projection area, this type of Technology will allow the visitor to see the solar system, constellations or even other galaxies uniquely in Mexico and Latin America. There are also exclusive screenings or films for Domo.