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Playa Palancar

15 miles south of San Miguel | Parque National Palancar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Ranked #16 of 87 Attractions in Cozumel
Type: Beaches
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okc
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was on the island for 15 days and happened to have some very good friends coming in on a cruise. Luckily I talked them out of going to mr sanchos and going snorkeling to the reefs. I dive and have been to Cozumel many times and don't care to snorkel. For the price this is a great trip. $35... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This place had it all beautiful beach cold beer great fried snapper and tacos. Margarita ice cold The locals are great people goid service very friendly. I highly recommend this spot,

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Arroyo Grande, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and i go here every time in cozumel, we love that it's not cruise ship crazy. The atmosphere is quiet and comfortable, the food is very good and reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It had been a couple of years since my last visit and I'm happy to say I still love this place. While it is a $15 cab ride from town it's well worth it. No fees, just buy a couple of drinks. Quiet, peaceful, lounge chairs either in the sun or shade, hammocks, onsite massages that were heavenly (get deep... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Playa Palancar was our favourite beach on Cozumel. Of the several beaches we tried and the many we passed, it has the most natural look & feel, with least plastic in evidence and most wood & thatch, even down to the sunbeds and sunshades. The atmosphere is more laid-back, with less hassle from souvenir stalls and sellers than at some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great day at the beach! The water was beautiful and the service was great! I swam and sat on the beach and lunch was very nice! The drinks were good also!

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Tallmadge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We wanted something away from our cruise lines excursions. We met up with a taxi driver and told us to take us somewhere nice. We ended up here. We had snorkeling. Wonderful. The water was a little rocky on bottom though. Nice Bar with friendly staff. Happy with the choice.

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Agua Dulce, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we enjoyed the beach and service. several good spots on the beach or under a palm to lounge or set your stuff while you snorkel. mostly sandy bottom, they try to get you to pay for a snorkel trip. good food, and margaritas

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to Cozumel on the Carnival Elation (another review, for another day) so we were only there for one day. We have stayed before and wanted to try to avoid the cruise crowd. The day we were there, there were either 4 or 5 boats in for a total port load of over 11,000! We got off the boat... More

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Jenison, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We got off our cruise ship in hopes of finding our own Diving excursion. Our great taxi driver took us here. Everyone was extremely friendly, the beach was gorgeous, the diving was amazing. The dive master and boat captain for our charter could not have been better. Very one on one, personal customer service. We did a 2 tank dive... More

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