El Cielo and its Sea Stars

Come to Cozumel and experience the magic of El Cielo with its starfish! Enjoy transparent water, and scenery that seems plucked from a dream.

Cozumel is hugged by coral reefs, making it one of the best places in the Caribbean to scuba dive and snorkel. Plunging into El Cielo ’s turquoise water gives you a glimpse of the explosion of life and color provided by the spot’s starfish.

Want to visit Cozumel? Find out what to do in this amazing destination.

A Can’t-Miss Tourist Attraction

El Cielo’s beach holds one of Cozumel’s most unique and lovely attractions. The idyllic spot—its name does mean “heaven”—just half a mile from the coast is a sea star observatory. Because the water is shallow, it is the perfect place to get a look at these invertebrates in what is considered their sanctuary.

Remember not to touch or move the stars, as this is dangerous for them. Observing them is an unforgettable experience. 

What to Do in El Cielo

In El Cielo, with its warm, peaceful water, you can try out a range of activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding. Snorkeling and scuba diving let you get up close with its marine creatures by exploring, for example, Cozumel’s coral reef.

This is the perfect spot to snorkel or just float peacefully while enjoying the sight of the sky reflected in the sea.


Unlike other beaches, El Cielo is usually a quiet, less crowded beach. It is on Cozumel’s western coast on the part farthest from downtown San Miguel. To get there, take a catamaran from Palancar.

El Cielo is a truly magical destination if you are looking for an unforgettable experience in the Mexican Caribbean. Dive in!


El Cielo Cozumel, cozuemel, San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., México

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