Did You Know that You Can Swim with Starfish Off the Coast of Cozumel?

Author:
Laura Nazimiec

There’s no shortage of attractions on Cozumel, an island paradise and popular resort destination located off the Caribbean coast of Mexico. With pristine white sand beaches, a coral reef system that extends just offshore, an ecological reserve and an archaeological site, as well as shopping, dining and entertainment, this island offers something for every type of traveler. Come to explore the vast underwater world on a scuba diving or snorkeling tour, swim with dolphins, lounge on the beaches and be pampered at the resorts. You can even swim with starfish at El Cielo!

Starfish in Cozumel

Situated about half a mile off the coast of the island of Cozumel and only accessible by boat, El Cielo is a remote and shallow sandy section of calm, crystal clear Caribbean Sea that’s home to a large population of starfish. El Cielo, meaning “The Sky,” gets its name from the numerous starfish that dot the ocean floor just like stars in the night sky, and it’s the perfect place to swim with these beautiful creatures. On your next trip to Cozumel, don’t pass up the opportunity to visit this idyllic beach and see for yourself!