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Address: 15 miles south of San Miguel | Parque National Palancar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Great beach. We went here yesterday and the beaches were beautiful. No seaweed with crystal clear waters. No minimum spend to sit at the tables under the hut with shade. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great beach. We went here yesterday and the beaches were beautiful. No seaweed with crystal clear waters. No minimum spend to sit at the tables under the hut with shade. If you wanted the a day bed with umbrella it was $10usd. Food and drinks reasonably priced and staff friendly and not pushy

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Pretty Crowded, not super clean but not bad :)) The food is horrible and the workers are pretty rude. The beach is super rocky so were a good water shoe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was by far the best beach we visited while in the Riviera Maya. The water was crystal clear and no signs of seaweed as the other ones. Will highly recommend it to everybody, families, couples, solo travelers. We took the ferry from Playa del Carmen, it was $270 pesos roundtrip and we park nearby for $10 pesos per hour.... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Absolutely stunning waters... Clearest in all the beaches we've been to. It is as calm as they say it is but be sure to have water shoes because the entrance of the water is rough. The snorkeling is fun due to great visibility but there is only a few small spots where activity is going on but beautiful fish! Beach... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This beach is the furthest away from the cruise port and it shows, its incredibly clean and relatively uncrowded. The staff at the restaurant are very welcoming and let you relax ( so long as you buy food or drinks), and the beach itself is stunning it looks like something out of a postcard. Additionally there is also a diveshop... More 

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Laredo,TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I am giving this place 5 star mostly for the beach. The service is ok as well as the place enough palapas for everybody. But the beach OMG is like a big pool no waves at all and the water is Crystal clear you can see the little fish around you when swimming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We somewhat stumbled on the location as we used scooters to travel the island. We had already been to the Money Bar and loved that location and were debating returning there for the day rather than pay to go to a new location. We were not super well informed of our choices even though I had tried to read up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cozumel is a stop on our carnival magic cruise and having been here several times I was looking forward coming to the quiet secret beach I found years ago. It's still semi descrete but the secret has gotten out! Expect an affordable, gorgeous beach experience with roaming peacocks, iguanas and locals. A few umbrellas chairs, scuba rentals (we brought our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Palancar beach was a fantastic visit for us (July 27th, 2015). It was just us and one other couple traveling together on a cruise. We read about this beach from others on trip advisor. The taxi ride was $25 per car, and we had four people in our cab. There were other bigger taxis that were offering $16 a person... More 

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

this beach is very nice, facilities are good too, and its free, no beach club, so its great!, a ree fis very clsoe to shore - small but big enough to see fish, great fro small children as you can hold them and they can snorkel and you are only in 4 /5 feet of water very nice

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