We were in port on Carnival Triumph on 10/11/12. We took cab to Playa Palancar. Paid $60 to cabbie and he took us there from Puetro Playa dock and waited for us in the parking lot all day (4-5 hours). We paid $35 per person to take boat out to reef. Our 8 year old son was free, since he did not snorkel. He went along for the ride and had fun regardless. The snorkeling was simply awesome. The reef was great. The staff was very nice and helpful. The water was very calm that day, which was good for our 13 year daughter, who has little snorkeling experience. We saw a shark, a few stingrays, and a sea turtle. M wife, daughter, and I absolutely loved it. When we returned, we spent the rest of our day on the beach. Beach is nice with plenty of beach chairs and chaises to relax. They have bar and restaurant, but we did not use either. This place was not crowded at all, which made it especially nice. We will defintiely be back.
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