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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Mountainside, New Jersey

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

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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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We drove south from San Miguel and stopped by quite a few beach clubs before reaching Playa Planacar. We were looking for a relaxed beach day with easy access to swimming in the ocean. Our 6th stop offered up no entrance fee, a great beach, service that was prompt. Playa Planacar also offered drinks and food at reasonable prices. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

beautiful sand and very friendly staff. You can help yourself to available chairs, rent an umbrella for $10, and snorkel equipment for $10. Food was good, drinks were refreshing. Great day at the beach

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've been to Playa Palancar three times already and will continue to return any time I'm in Cozumel - which will likely be via cruise ship like my previous visits. It's got a beautiful beach, but that's fairly easy to find in the Caribbean so I'll touch upon what's not so easy to find: I've visited many islands and beaches... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Can't say enough amazing things. The water is fantastic and crystal clear!! The taxi ride cost is $25 each way, but if you can get another couple both ways with you it would be cheaper (that rate was for a 1-4 person cab total). When you arrive, there is a quaint authentic Mexican restaurant and bar right on that water.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Beach was about 20 mins out of town.. well worth the trip in general because the last three resorts we stayed at didn't have much of a beach. the park royle, hotel Cozumel and resort, and the suites colonial. Theres jet sking , para sailing, shops and food , drinks right on the beach with servers. Prices were all pretty... More 

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Woodstock Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

great diving area clean and safe as long as you are with tourist guides. went with Prodive left in the water for 25 minutes waiting for our boat poor quality dive operator. Diving was great spectacular views.

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have been to Cozumel seven times since 2002. Tripped over this beach when the East cost beaches were closed due to rough seas. Nice relaxing clean beach. Plenty to do and the food is reasonably priced. The steak tacos were awesome and the beer was cold. Bartender came out and chatted with me towards the end of the day.... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped for about an hour during our tour of Cozumel. Great opportunity to snorkel right from the beach and have some refreshments. The Nachos and cold drinks were perfect after a morning of touring!

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Malden, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was my 9th visit to this beach from a cruise that docked in Cozumel. We found this place back in 2009 and have been coming here ever since. It is located on the SW side of the island near world famous Palancar Reef. I am giving it 4 stars this time instead of 5 only because we noted a... More 

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Address: 15 miles south of San Miguel | Parque National Palancar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel

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