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Playa Palancar

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Address: 15 miles south of San Miguel | Parque National Palancar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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A Hidden Surprise

Great views and a peaceful place to stop and relax. An estate agent might describe this place as "rustic" or a "fixer upper" - please come to your own conclusion on that. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views and a peaceful place to stop and relax. An estate agent might describe this place as "rustic" or a "fixer upper" - please come to your own conclusion on that. This was a pleasant discovery after our 20km cycle ride around the island. The toilets worked, were cleanish (think Moto services standard in the UK) and there was... More 

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Thank xpatusa
Willoughby, Ohio
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were only visiting Cozumel for the day and traveled from el dorado royale near Puerto Morelos. We rented a jeep and cruised the island. The city driving was stressful but once you leave there didn't seem to be any traffic around the rest of island. After we made a few stops for pictures and some quick snorkeling; we made... More 

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Thank Kyle M
South Texas, USA
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Playa Palancar is a nice public beach located on the west side of the island. There is no public transportation to get there, you have to rent a car or take a cab. The beach has two restaurants and a few small shops. We order a few beers and a couple of appetizers. The ceviche was real good as well... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 3 hours here one afternoon enjoying some lunch the beach, and simply relaxing. We only had some appetizers and beers but it was decent food.

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1 Thank Brian F
Middletown, New Jersey
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84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from our visit to Playa Palancar during a visit to Cozumel via a cruise ship. This locations is FREE and a little further away from the cruise port than other attractions. If you get there early you will have no problem getting a seat. Third party beach vendors are the services provided at this location and... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the beach, food was good and snorkeling was great, nice clean beach great for families and couples too.

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Thank Lisallkell
Mexico City, Mexico
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to relax and a very sweet place, love it! You can stay in the restaurant and ask for the nachos a very good choice

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

can I say that? well I think it is. if you want a location where you feel that you are not rushed, you need to go to Cozumel, we were able to rent a scooter for $30 a day/24 hours and were going to different places, feeling free and able to do more and a cheaper cost. We did not... More 

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playa Palancar is a nice beach located at the south end of the island on the lee side and the beach is the main attraction It has a restaurant/bar, bathrooms, white sandy beach, excellent snorkeling, chairs, palapa covers and chaise lounges, along with rental services for snorkel equipment, jet skis and even roving parasail operators. Plenty of palm trees. I... More 

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3 Thank bigfishpk
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great spot to hang out for the day! This was my 3rd visit to this spot, and I will be going back. It's $10 US to rent an umbrella, table and 2 loungers for the day. I saw so many people turning it down, and I couldn't believe it. You're on vacation, spend the 10 bucks! Anyway, the... More 

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