El Cielito Beach , A Travel Itinerary For Adventure Lovers!

Last Updated Oct 25, 2023

El Cielito Cozumel, one of the world’s natural wonders, is waiting for you to come, have a glimpse of the magic in this super amazing itinerary Odigoo has created for you.

El Cielito Beach!

El Cielito in Cozumel

Odigoo Travel has prepared this amazing travel itinerary that includes tours in the nature and ancient mayan cities for you, your friends and family. These incredible adventures will make your vacation something for the books!

If you want to make history with us, book this travel itinerary and let yourself loose into the fascinating world of natural wonders at Cielito Beach, Cozumel, admire the Mayans and their ancient, incredible culture by visiting Coba, a pyramid that’s even bigger than Chichen Itza, taller, surrounded by deep jungle and amazing singing birds. Imagine visiting ruins on the same day as swimming with turtles!

Yes, we’ll make it happen for you in this most complete tour.

Also, because we think about everything, you will be relaxing at Mahekal hotel, a beautiful escapade just by the biggest beach line in Playa del Carmen. You will have time to relax and sip coconut drinks by the beach. Contemplate the beauty of the Caribbean within this amazing mystical resort.

Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen

Pool in Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen

Amazing beach front in Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen

Ok. Now that we have your undivided attention, let us describe the beautiful moments you will be spending while on this magnificent itinerary.

Private pick up & Eco-Friendly Hotel in Playa del Carmen

A perfect stay before visiting El cielito Beach!

After your tiring flight, one of our staff members will meet you at the airport. A private driver will be waiting for you at the terminal, ready to take you to your hotel. Our representatives wear uniforms, so be sure you take a good look at the pictures that our agents are going to provide for you. Keep that photo in a safe-locatable place on your phone!

After pick up, our professional chauffeur will take you safely to your destination, which is an amazing Eco-Resort just in front of the stunning Caribbean Ocean, and a few blocks away from the lively Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen.

Transportation Services

Learn more about our private transportation services. We take you everywhere in Riviera Maya!

Once you get to Mahekal –that’s the name of your Eco-Resort, you can lay down for a little while and then pay a visit to the Spa for a Mayan-inspired treatment, eat in one of the 3 available restaurants or just relax by the biggest Playa del Carmen beach stretch. And if you’re feeling adventurous enough, you can dive into fun with all the amazing water experiences there are all around the area, but we’d recommend being cautious, as this travel itinerary was made just for you to dive into fun later on.

Also, our recommendation is to look for the amazing beach clubs available in the surroundings of Mahekal hotel. You can get to the famous Mamita’s Beach Club by walking only a few blocks if you’re looking for a good time to party or simply relax by the ocean. Go to Martina beach club just 2 blocks away, where you can eat something fresh or drink amazing cocktails on the beach.

The perfect location to enjoy sandy beaches and turquoise waters, prístine experiences that will take your senses to a relaxation mode you won’t ever forget.

Cielo & Cozumel Reefs + Travelers Table

El Cielito beach translates to english as “Little Heaven” beach, so… let’s start from there:

Why does this beautiful-beautiful place is called El Cielo, or heaven, and where does its name come from?

As everything does, this starts with culture and symbols.

Once upon a time, there was a young man who was passionately in love with a girl. He loved her so truly and beautifully that he caught the attention of a God.

But the youngster had an impediment: he had no goods to offer to his beloved so, touched by the young man’s infatuation, Poseidon, ruler of the ocean, decided to help this man and proceed to turn off all of the stars in the night sky and then placed them into the sea, so the man had an amazing present for his lady.

They concerted a date for which the damsell was reluctant, but the gods intervened her dreams and taught her into going on the date, where the young man appeared, all dressed in white and showing closed fists.

When she first arrived the man opened his hands and millions of starfish flew into the ocean, becoming a symbol of true love between youngsters.

El Cielito is not actually a beach, but a sandbar made of shallow and pristine waters that allow you to observe all the natural wonders that lay below the surface. This site’s been selected as one of the most beautiful spots to snorkel in the world given the amount of starfish that can be observed close by on the shallow bottom of this sandbar.

El Cielito in Cozumel

Perhaps the most important thing to mention regarding this amazing sandbar is that it is just next to Cozumel’s shore, and this comes in handy when you’re looking for a tour that does not take away one whole day of your trip.

It works as follows:

You will get on a high-speed boat to discover the Cozumel Reef National Park, one of the best places in the world to snorkel and witness marine life.

After this you will get to “El Cielito”, where the sky is always full of stars!

Turtle in the reefs of Cozumel

Once you’re fascinated by the starfish constellations below the surface and rested for a while in your hotel room, we suggest you take a shower and bathe yourself in mosquito repellent, so we can pick you up In the evening, as we’ll be taking you to enjoy a culinary experience with a former Master Chef participant!

Traveler’s table will guide you through a senses experience. You will be part of the preparation process of your own food, as our master chefs guide you through incredible cuisine and mystical culinary history. Dishes like a special chicken salad or Caribbean ceviche, a gluten free or vegetarian menu for those who take special care and, last but not least, a homemade bread!

The flavors of the Mayan Empire will fill your soul with their mysticism and you’ll pair these amazon pleasures with mezcal, tequila and wine.

This 5-course meal will leave you astonished and get you ready for the next step in your itinerary.

Travelers table

Travelers table

Chill and Relax in Playa del Carmen

You probably will need to rest a little bit after visiting El Cielito Beach in Cozumel, and having had the two most amazing days of your life. We know this, so we’ll leave you to rest on this day in your nice and cozy hotel, so you can go explore Playa del Carmen by yourself and see what all the fuss is about!

You can enjoy Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen on your own.

A few blocks from your hotel, you will discover lots of restaurants, beach clubs, bars and shops.

You can have an excellent steak meal if you visit Harry’s or Montefuego, right down at Fifth Avenue. Go on the lookout for some mind bending tacos at “La Vagabunda'', or Ictio Fish House if you’re feeling like seafood is your thing.

Whichever way you decide, we recommend you experience the vast Mexican gastronomy, for it is UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage and you’ll find out the reason why as soon as you try local food made by locals with local ingredients and the magic happens just inside your mouth! Let this be the WOWest moment of your day!

Trust us… If you haven’t tried the real thing you’ll be astonished at how different and superior tacos are in Mexico.

The amazing Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen

In case you’re not feeling adventurous, here’s a list of restaurants you can visit to soothe your palate if you look for haute cuisine and impressive options.

Also.. Nightlife is absolutely thriving in Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue!

We recommend a visit to “La Bodeguita del Medio”, where you’ll be able to dance salsa with locals, take rumba classes and sip a few mojitos in the process.

Check out this list of party centers, bars and beach bars you can pay a visit to.


  • Coco Bongo Playa del Carmen.
  • Mandala.
  • Clandestino.
  • Santino.
  • Speakeasy.

Bars and Lounges.

  • Roof Club.
  • La Vaquita.
  • L'Ambassade.
  • ALIVE snack-bar.
  • Prana.
  • Club Social.

Beach Bars.

  • Coralina Daylight Club.
  • The Palm at Playa.
  • Mamitas.
  • Kool.
  • Deck.
  • Thompson hotel pool.

Enjoy the local cocktails and find the perfect souvenirs. Want to have some fun at night? There are also clubs where you will make friends from all over the world.

Coba & Turtles

Now it’s time to explore the jungle and learn about the Mayans in the ancient city of Coba.

This part of your itinerary will make your senses go absolutely crazy!


We will pick you up early in the morning, be ready to have wild fun!

From your hotel to Coba archaeological site you will be comfortably driven in a shuttle with A.C. so you can relax and enjoy the views this road trip gives. When you get to Coba prepare to be astonished by the stunning beauty of the jungle guarding this Mayan city, part of the “Sacbe” or stone roads that covered the grounds of connection between Mayan cities.

This enigmatic place is home to the highest building in a Mayan City: the Nohoch Mul Pyramid (135 ft. tall), so at arrival, you will see the tip of the pyramid peeping at you from the skies above the deep jungle, ready to receive your presence with “stairs wide open”.

Pyramid in Coba

As you get out of the shuttle, guides will give you a spectacular tour of the ruins, and take you to side pyramids and ritual sites that are also part of this beautiful, emblematic city.

Pro Tip: be on the lookout for birds, as Coba is one of the marvels for birdwatchers, if you’re listening, observant, you’ll probably get to see loads of colorful birds surrounding you.

Coba ruins

Once you’ve embellished your soul with the spirits of the jungle, it will be time to leave Coba for your next adventure… a water dance with sea turtles!

Welcome to Akumal bay!

A shrine to beauty in the midst of the jungle and one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire planet. This part of the Caribbean is home for an amazing diversity of species. From sharks, to reefs, Akumal is a wonderful land with a splendid pristine set of waters that will lead you to…

Sea turtles!


To protect these incredibly cute animals, only 300 people are allowed to share the ocean with them per day, so take advantage of this privilege and swim close to them, at their own home and habitat and be amazed by the species' hospitality. Akumal, actually, means “place of turtles”, this is why these beauties reign in this beautiful domain.

After making friends with the sea turtles you will have lunch by the beach, because… why not!

Punta Venado Beach Club will be waiting for you with a regional banquet to soothe your senses into sunset. Delight with typical Mayan foods and beverages while having a relaxation time in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Relax at the Beach or go shopping.

The final day of this incredible voyage can be something fruitful if you get up early, enjoy breakfast at your All-inclusive Eco-hotel and then head to the luxury avenue, where you can have a morning shopping spree before getting back to the hotel and enjoy the last day of the beach.

This way you can exercise while shopping for low-cost luxurious clothing and handicrafts made by the best Mexican artisans.

Here is a list of luxury malls in Quinta Avenida Playa del Carmen.

Playa del Carmen

Quinta Alegría Shopping Mall:
Location: 5th Avenue and Avenida Constituyentes
Features: Three stories, major retailers including Forever 21, American Eagle, Aerie, and Columbia Sportswear, Victoria's Secret (beauty product and fragrance store), Sanborns (small department store), Starbucks, Haagen Dazs Ice Cream, Sushitto, La Europea (specialty wine and liquor shop)

Paseo del Carmen Shopping Mall:
Location: Near the Cozumel ferry pier
Features: Restaurants, bars, and a variety of stores

Calle Corazón Shopping Plaza:
Location: 5th Avenue
Features: Restaurants, bars, and a variety of stores

La Galería de Playa:
Location: 5th Avenue
Features: Restaurants, bars, and a variety of stores

La 5ta Hacienda:
Location: 5th Avenue
Features: Restaurants, bars, and a variety of stores

After shopping, you can go back to the hotel and relax while sipping drinks, reflecting on how this amazing travel itinerary has completely changed the way you take vacations.

“See also: Best beaches in Cancun - Odigoo”

Also, if what you came for is adventure and more fun, we would recommend for you to get up early in the morning and head for one of the waterparks around you, namely Xcaret, Xel-ha, Xplor, where the fun can continue for you on this last day.

Take advantage of the closeness to all this fun in Mahekal Eco-Hotel for one last day.

Let's head back home!

Our private Chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel’s lobby to take you to the airport.

By this point of your itinerary we recommend you start booking your next experience with Odigoo Travel. Remember our team of international tourism professionals provide our customers with the best travel tips, activities, tours and things to do in the Mexican Caribbean and the beaches in Cancun. Whether you want to go on a daytrip to Playa del Carmen or Cozumel, visit the cenotes in Tulum, or discover Chichen Itza and other Mayan ruins, Odigoo Travel is your best option!

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