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The star attraction of Cozumel Reefs National Park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel), Palancar Reef is a rich underwater landscape ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Aquatic species thrive amidst these colorful corals, including sea turtles, rays, nurse sharks, barracudas, moray eels, and a kaleidoscope of colorful fish.

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Parque Marino de Cozumel,One mile off the southeastern coast
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and El Cielo Reefs

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Colombia and El Cielo Reefs

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Set off for a great Adventure to the Caribbean and admire the spectacular marine life in Cozumel's most popular snorkeling tour. Enjoy Cozumel's Top attractions and most visited reefs in the Caribbean. Palancar reef, known by it's variety of abundant sea life, Columbia reef, full of brightly colored fish, turtles and coral formations and El Cielo reef surrounded by amazing starfish all over it's white sandy bottom, considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Mexican Caribbean. PLEASE NOTE: El Cielo Beach recently opened it's waters to the public for a limited time, don't miss your only chance to visit one the most amazing attractions in the caribbean!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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El Cielo reef by Catamaran with Beach Club
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El Cielo reef by Catamaran with Beach Club

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Get in the mood for fun aboard your Catamaran in a fun sail to magnificent reefs and great snorkeling and after, head back to a signature Beach Club to relax and enjoy the beauty of Cozumel and it's crystal clear waters. This amazing snorkeling adventure will allow you to explore the most renowned reefs in the Caribbean: Palancar, Columbia and the Famous El Cielo reef. Soft drinks, Beers, Margaritas, freshly made Ceviche and appetizers are included. After you Snorkeling fun, relax at the pristine caribbean waters of Our Beach club where you can use the beach with loungers, umbrellas, showers among other amenities.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure

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Invisible Boat Snorkeling Adventure

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Hope on aboard a unique experience in the only 100% transparent boat in the World. This is definitely one of the most original snorkeling tours in Cozumel. Discover shipwrecks, multicoloured fish, coral reefs and abundant marine while you snorkel the refreshing waters of the Mexican caribbean. Watch everything from above the surface or dare to discover the underwater world and be part of this fun snorkeling adventure on a Crystal clear boat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.75
$45.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

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Sail the shimmering sea on a glass-bottom boat and snorkel at specular reefs off the coast of Cozumel on this half-day guided tour of the National Marine Park. At El Cielo, named after heaven itself, marvel at the sea stars that decorate the sandy ocean floor. Float beside sea turtles at Columbia Reef then plunge into the crystal clear waters of Palancar Reef to discover fascinating fish, nurse sharks, and colorful coral reefs. Between sublime snorkeling stops, refresh with complimentary beverages as the warm sun soothes your skin on this unforgettable ocean odyssey.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Complete Tour to "El Cielo" at Cozumel with transportation included!

Enjoy the most complete tour to one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, "El Cielo" in Cozumel. El cielo is one of the most beautiful beaches in mexico and its name is due to the large number of starfish that you can find at this part of the caribbean sea, an unforgettable place To start this tour we will pick you up at your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya to go to Playa del Carmen to take the ferry to Cozumel (Ferry ticket included) to set sail on the 4-hour tour to swim and snorkel in three places, El cielo , Colombia reef and Palancar reef, We include life jackets, fins, visor and a new snorkel tube. These places are a wonder of nature and swimming in these places is a unique and unforgettable experience, during the boat trip you can enjoy water, Soda or Beer. Then we will visit "El Cielito" a beautiful beach at Cozumel, here we will enjoy a buffet lunch with a refreshing drink and at the end we will have 2 hours to walk around the island before to return to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.18
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Catamaran Snorkeling to El Cielo and Beach Break

Catamaran Snorkeling to El Cielo and Beach Break

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Hop on board our comfortable Catamaran to visit Cozumel’s Landmark: El Cielo. Sunbathe while sailing along the beautiful coastline of Cozumel on the way to its world famous coral reef barrier, the second largest in the World. Enjoy music and spectacular views while working on your tan or just relax before arriving at the first of two snorkeling stops. Snorkeling in Cozumel is the most popular activity among locals and visitors, as the shallow and turquoise waters create the perfect set up to enjoy the spectacular sea life of the Caribbean. . Then, off to the breathtaking El Cielo. Enjoy leisure time at one of its unparalleled sand banks just like a natural swimming pool. Enjoy refreshments, seasonal fresh fruit, snacks and freshly made fish ceviche. Now, sail back to Tortugas Beach Club. An inflatable water park, music, beach lounge chairs, umbrellas, bathrooms, delicious Mexican food, fresh seafood & incredible drinks await you at this hearth welcoming place.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.00
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Cozumel Heaven

Cozumel Heaven

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Our experience begins with transportation from your hotel to the Maritime terminal of Playa del Carmen where we will take the ferry to cross the island, when a glass bottom boat arrives we will be waiting to take us to travel 2 reefs (Palancar and Colombia), we will continue our tour and we will go to the beautiful beach “ The sky ”where you can see dozens of starfish at a depth of no more than 3 meters, We will continue the journey to El Cielito beach where the depth of the sea is not more than 1 meter there you can see manta rays and fish that cross your feet, an experience that you can not miss, we will end our tour in a restaurant where you can delight your palate With a unique seasoning, we finish the tour at the doors of your hotel again.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
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El Cielo and Snorkel Private Excursion

El Cielo and Snorkel Private Excursion

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Cruise along Cozumel’s coastline aboard your own private boat on this personalized snorkeling excursion. Opt to snorkel around the barrier reef or to shallow sandbars, and customize the itinerary to your preferences, choosing from locations such as El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Colombia Reef. Your crew can recommend stops and adapt the itinerary to fit the needs of your group, so kids can enjoy this excursion too.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$520.00
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Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

Cozumel Reef Snorkeling Tour

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Explore some of Mexico’s top snorkeling locations on this comprehensive adventure to beautiful Cozumel. World-famous for its diving, the island boasts great snorkeling spots and fascinating underwater sights. This complete tour takes you to you five different coral reefs, Cozumel’s best and most important ones. Upon arriving on the island, board a speedboat and head to El Cielo, the popular national park on the southern tip. Put on your snorkel gear and plunge into the cool waters of the Caribbean to take in the incomparable beauty of the marine flora and fauna you are witnessing. Colorful coral formations, playful tropical fish, and with some luck, graceful sea turtles and stingrays, form the breathtaking seascapes. In addition, you will discover the Palancar, Columbia, Chankanaab and Paradise Reefs—each representing a unique experience. Back on the island, enjoy a lunch on the beach, before continuing to San Miguel, Cozumel’s main town.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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El Cielo in Cozumel

El Cielo in Cozumel

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Cozumel, island chosen for its beautiful crystalline beaches and its beautiful starfish, come and enjoy a beautiful day in the beautiful waters of the Mexican Caribbean. Enjoy this beautiful boat ride to the fullest, visiting the coasts of the Island and admiring its beautiful nature full of vegetation, if you are an expert in snorkeling then prepare your aquatic camera and explore every corner of these reefs that we are going to explore, we will find starfish, multicolored fish that will come to you to welcome you to its beautiful coral reefs that are part of the second largest barrier in the world and we have it in Mexico, if we have your luck we will be able to see manta rays, barracudas and more. Our boats have a controlled capacity of 6 people, in order to offer you a personalized service and enjoy the activity, so we recommend that you reserve your place in advance.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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Come to visit

Come to visit "El Cielo" at Cozumel with this complete Snorkeling Adventure

Come to visit "El Cielo" at Cozumel.and be part of an unforgettable experience! El cielo is one of the most beautiful beaches in mexico and its name is due to the large number of starfish that you can find at this part of the caribbean sea, an unforgettable place To start this tour we will pick you up at your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya to go to Playa del Carmen to take the ferry to Cozumel (Ferry ticket included) to set sail on the 4-hour tour to swim and snorkel in three places, El cielo , Colombia reef and Palancar reef, We include life jackets, fins, visor and a new snorkel tube. These places are a wonder of nature and swimming in these places is a unique and unforgettable experience, during the boat trip you can enjoy water, Soda or Beer. Then we will visit "El Cielito" a beautiful beach at Cozumel, here we will enjoy a buffet lunch with a refreshing drink and at the end we will have 2 hours to walk around the island before to return to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.60
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Complete Snorkeling tour to El Cielo at Cozumel from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Complete Snorkeling tour to El Cielo at Cozumel from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Enjoy the most complete tour to one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, "El Cielo" in Cozumel. El cielo is one of the most beautiful beaches in mexico and its name is due to the large number of starfish that you can find at this part of the caribbean sea, an unforgettable place To start this tour we will pick you up at your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya to go to Playa del Carmen to take the ferry to Cozumel (Ferry ticket included) to set sail on the 4-hour tour to swim and snorkel in three places, El cielo , Colombia reef and Palancar reef, We include life jackets, fins, visor and a new snorkel tube. These places are a wonder of nature and swimming in these places is a unique and unforgettable experience, during the boat trip you can enjoy water, Soda or Beer. Then we will visit "El Cielito" a beautiful beach at Cozumel, here we will enjoy a buffet lunch with a refreshing drink and at the end we will have 2 hours to walk around the island before to return to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.32
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Cozumel Snorkel tour to El Cielo Beach

Cozumel Snorkel tour to El Cielo Beach

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Thanks to a glass boat, this Cozumel snorkeling trip is the perfect choice for travelers in groups with a mixed interest in snorkeling. Though you head out to three spectacular snorkeling locations known for their active reefs, you can also choose to relax and enjoy looking at the tropical fish, starfish, and more from on board the boat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Private Boat Charter Tour in Cozumel

Private Boat Charter Tour in Cozumel

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Customize your time on the water off Cozumel with this private boat charter. Choose where you'd like the captain to take you (depending on conditions and weather) and if you'd like to focus on beach-hopping, snorkeling, fishing, or just hanging out. Scuba diving is welcome for certified scuba divers only. All equipment for water sports included, as well as beer, nonalcoholic beverages, and snacks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$717.95
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 Cozumel Shore Excursion: 3 Reefs Snorkel & El Cielo Experience

Cozumel Shore Excursion: 3 Reefs Snorkel & El Cielo Experience

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Enjoy a hassle-free excursion to some of Cozumel’s most striking natural attractions during this comprehensive full-day trip. Let the professionals deal with the day’s logistics while you relax with a cocktail in the shallows of El Cielo Beach, snorkel at the Palancar Reef off Cozumel, and visit Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour from Playa del Carmen

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Combine snorkeling at two fantastic sites on this day trip from the Riviera Maya to Cozumel. After a ferry ride from Playa del Carmen, you’ll take a boat to Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. Explore the warm waters of this protected coral reserve located off Cozumel’s southern coast. Marvel at the abundance of butterflyfish, parrotfish, snapper and more. Snorkel gear, buffet lunch, refreshments and round-trip hotel transport from the mainland are all included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Try Scuba Diving - No previous experience!

Try Scuba Diving - No previous experience!

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Our expert staff will get you comfortable in our private pool before taking you to the reef. Once you are ready we head to the boat and go diving ont he amazing reefs of Cozumel!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour Arrecife el Cielo, Palancar and Colombia in Cozumel Snorkel All Inclusive

Tour Arrecife el Cielo, Palancar and Colombia in Cozumel Snorkel All Inclusive

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Cozumel Sky Tour plus Snorkel, discover marine life in one of the most recommended places to do it, the island of Cozumel. Start your adventure aboard the boat. When you arrive at the pier you will receive directions to start this activity. Enjoy knowing two reefs, Paradise and Colombia, areas where you can observe the abundance of fish and marine creatures, starfish, fish of the Caribbean marine fauna. You will have approximately 30 minutes to snorkel in each section. You will also have free time to swim in the Sky, a beach known for its crystalline waters and bottom with sea stars.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palancar Reef can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 18 Palancar Reef tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Palancar Reef 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palancar Reef costs USD 44.00. Guided Palancar Reef tours start around USD 44.00 per person. See all 18 Palancar Reef tickets and tours on Viator.
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