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

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Relax on the beach with few tourists!

My husband and I were scheduled to be in Cozumel on a cruise. We'd been there at least a dozen times before. Since we were traveling with 4 other folks, we wanted to find... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
PhyllisAndTim
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were scheduled to be in Cozumel on a cruise. We'd been there at least a dozen times before. Since we were traveling with 4 other folks, we wanted to find something a little more out-of-the-way and relaxed. Playa Palancar is just the ticket! It's about a 15-minute taxi ride from the International Pier. For a set... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have been here 3 times in my life and each time it was progressively worse. I realize this particular review is in May about my visit in December 2014, but what can I say, I am thinking about Cozumel because we will be there in a week!!! We will NOT be going here. This last visit I was amazed... More 

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Paris, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you like to dive then the only one to dive with is dive with Alison, believe me you will not be sorry, two tank dives and back in time for lunch with an 8am start

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The beach and water was unbelievable this time. Good solid service but we were distracted by larger than normal crowds/groups.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you plan to visit the beach make sure that you get a trip out to reef. Otherwise you wouldn't be able too see much from the shore. It is pretty much empty and muddy sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My friends and I visited this beach while in Cozumel for the day off a cruise ship. We enjoyed the beach and snorkeling. Very quiet and they had free tables with umbrellas and chairs which was nice. Good restaurant and cheap beer....had a great time here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A group of 6 got a driver for the day at $35 per person plus tip and explored a few beach options after settling for Playa Palancar. All inclusive was not worth it to us, prices here are so cheap that even with a full day of beers and food the bill was less than what an all inclusive package... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We spent a day at this beach, it is a nice beach but it is very rocky. It is a seclude place so very quiet and not commercial at all. There is a little restaurant and we get to be served on the beach. Would recommend it if you want to visit a quiet beach. If you are arriving to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Went out with Pedro on a snorkel tour that was really nice. We went out on a boat and snorkeled a couple of the reefs south of town. Water depths were 20-30 feet, so if you are comfortable with it, you can dive down. At one point, as we where snorkeling along, there was a group of scuba divers below... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beach a bit rocky as you get toward the shoreline. Friendly staff and no cost to enter the beach. Hardly any congestion making a good place for families to enjoy.

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