El Cielo is a sand bank that is approximately 800 meters off the coast of Cozumel. One of the ways to get to El Cielo is by boat or catamaran. This beach receives that name because there you can snorkel, swim in the depths of the water and see different types of starfish. In addition to this, in this place you will be able to charm yourself with the perfection of turquoise blue water; for that reason in El Cielo you will not only see echinoderms, but also, colorful fish, sea turtles, stingrays and birds that come to the beach periodically.
Due to the great demand of tourists for El Cielo, many travel agencies offer you a tour to live the experience. These can include snorkeling at the two best reefs on the island: Colombia and Palancar.
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.
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.