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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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No crowds! Beautiful water and white sand beach

OK - this is one of my new favorites! There were six of us, so we hired a taxi van to take us to the beach, sit and wait for us (for 3 hours) and bring us back to the cruise port... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lehi, Utah

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Salt Lake City
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

$25 taxi ride from our cruise ship port to this beach. We were hoping to avoid the crowds but 7 ships were in port and this beach was packed. The beach is gorgeous. We found 2 chairs but there were no umbrellas anywhere that we saw other than palapas over tables. The entry to the water was uncomfortable on the... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK - this is one of my new favorites! There were six of us, so we hired a taxi van to take us to the beach, sit and wait for us (for 3 hours) and bring us back to the cruise port. The ride was maybe 11 or 12 minutes, and this is one of the furthest beaches away from... More 

Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun spot, good snorkeling, but can get very hot there. Nice and casual for people not staying at a beachfront hotel and locals.

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Northern Virginia
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not great for snorkeling, but a beautiful sand beach and perfect for swimming and enjoying the sea. There were a few coral/rock outcroppings which did have many fish, but there weren't too many outcroppings. We enjoyed our time.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This day beach has free parking and the sand is pure, smooth, white sand. The swimming and snorkeling is one of the best on the island. The beach is clean, and the water is a perfect temperature. There is food and drinks and souveniers for everyone.

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Ottumwa, Iowa
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53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our cab driver in Cozumel brought us to this beach telling us it had good food and a nice beach. For $25 our cab driver brought us to the beach, waited for 3 hours for us, then took us back to the port of our cruise. He also got us free snorkeling equipment to use on the beach. The food... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I visited for a relaxing day at the beach, and it certainly did not disappoint. The food and drinks were amazing, the property beautifully maintained, and the staff was absolutely fantastic. Quiet, relaxing, and a must-do if you want a leisurely day.

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Manchester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great, quit, have a beer, and a massage place to visit. We always return to this beach club due to its laid back ambiance. They have everything to offer that we enjoy.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place looking for a beach to snorkel. They had a snorkel tour for $30 a person. 10 minute boat ride and 1 hour snorkel tour over the Columbia Shelf and Palancar Reef. This is the best snorkeling I've ever experienced (have snorkeled in the Bahamas, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Jamaica). The coral reef is huge and... More 

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Mountains of Colorado
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Incredible beautiful!! Can also see where the turtles come in every year to lay eggs, see the lighthouse, it is just breathtaking out there. Best to rent a Jeep or something so you can stay out there and explore as long as you want. Even a crocodile spot!!

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