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Playa Palancar

15 miles south of San Miguel | Parque National Palancar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 87 attractions in Cozumel
Type: Beaches
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Agua Dulce, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Keller, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The family and I made our way to Playa Palancar last week after docking off of a Carnival cruise. We were going to the mainland, but a cab driver suggested this as a good place to go snorkeling. A quick 15 min. cab ride and we were there. Very quiet and comfortable setting for the beach club. Not crowded, wonderful... More

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Lancashire
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Took a taxi from the cruise terminal $20 to this lovely beach. Free access & sunbeds. Waiter service - drinks reasonably priced at $7 for a margarita (had 2 each !). Juices for the grandson. Taxi back no problem also $20. There were jet skis and non-motorised boats for hire but we didn't bother as grandson was having such a... More

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful white sandy beach with lots to do from parasailing, to jet ski's or just lying in the aquamarine water letting all your worries float away!

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Katy, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We chose this place as our independent cruise excursion on the recommendation of a family member. We simply walked off the International pier to the taxi stand and arranged for a $25 cab ride for four to the beach, which was about 15 minutes away. There is no entry fee for the beach. The view was very scenic. The beach... More

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

the pre teen girls excitement was contagious. The snorkieing was great and the snacks were tasty as was the XX

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was a great spot!! Beautiful water and beach here. We stopped for lunch and swimming. The restaurant had great food!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We just went to the shallow palancar and there was nothing much to see. Even the kids agree with me. I had 3 teenagers and 2 21 year olds plus my husband. They did not see much. I would still say try the deep palancar. It might make you happy.

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