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Playa Palancar

Cozumel 77601, Mexico
+52 1 987 118 5154
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The most wonderful thing about Playa Palancar is that it feels like a private beach. It is quieter than most beaches in Cozumel and presents both a great diversity of activities and a peaceful environment. Order a Margarita in one of the beach bars. The seafood here is fabulous. Try the local specialties: the Ceviche, a seafood dish marinated in citrus juice with chili, and the fillet with the garlic sauce, a grilled fish with garlic. When you're in the mood for a little activity, rent a snorkel gear and swim from the beach, or take a snorkeling tour at a distance from the nearby reefs or "el cielo" beach On the beach there is a wide variety of water activities available, such as kayaking by the sea, Paddle board or take a parachute tour.​
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“nice beach” (56 reviews)
“fish” (83 reviews)
“beach club” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Cozumel 77601, Mexico
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+52 1 987 118 5154
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"nice beach"
in 56 reviews
"fish"
in 83 reviews
"beach club"
in 45 reviews
"cruise crowd"
in 8 reviews
"free beach"
in 14 reviews
"food and drinks"
in 40 reviews
"lounge chairs"
in 31 reviews
"snorkel tour"
in 22 reviews
"chicken tacos"
in 12 reviews
"clear water"
in 14 reviews
"rented a car"
in 11 reviews
"beach loungers"
in 7 reviews
"white sand"
in 11 reviews
"water shoes"
in 11 reviews
"palm trees"
in 11 reviews
"taxi stand"
in 7 reviews
"taxi driver"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The beach is nice (there are better ones at the north side of the island), but what horrible service they provide. First, we both arrived and the place was packed, not a single chair was available. When I asked the waiters, they told me to...More

2  Thank Aldo V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a payable beach (as most of the beaches in Cozumel) - it is not directly payable, but it is expected that you order food and drinks from the nearby bars (as you are prohibited to bring your own). Water is nice, the atmosphere...More

2  Thank JernejJeraj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great out of the way beach without the love boat crowd. Nice little restaurant/bar. Nice sandy beach without all the water toys.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in search of some amazing blue water and journeyed from Tulum, which was experiencing seaweed issues, to Playa Palancar for the day. We ferried from Playa Del Carmen on the Ultramar, then taxi (about $15 US) to Palancar. We spent the day on...More

1  Thank Theresa G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place. Food is delicious, and do not be afraid to ask for dessert. The beach is wonderful and pleasant, no vendors so quiet.

Thank Dane C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been coming to Cozumel since 1995 and just discovered this hidden gem. Beautiful beaches, great food and uncrowded...this is a great find!

Thank TAMUfan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a jeep two different days and drove here - superb!! We rented umbrellas and chairs right on the water, ate and drank the best food and drinks - snorkeled very far out and saw all kinds of fish and lobster. It was FANTASTIC!

Thank jlgnorton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting playa palancar for 10+ years and it is changing- we are sad. The beer is now $3.50 US each and the servers don't seem happy to be there. We had a large party of 9 and the servers were more worried...More

3  Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice snorkeling tour, our guides Marcel & Manuel where very good. We saw lots of fishes, and the coast is so beautiful.

Thank Yohan B
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The cruise began in the Mobile Alabama cruise port. First time leaving from this port. Only one stop. Cozumel Mexico, which was fine but I promise myself to never cruise out of Mobile ever again. Been to Cozumel five other times. This time my daughter...More

2  Thank jackiendaddy
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houstonccgirl
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Gail C | Reviewed this property |
it's about a 20 minute cab ride, it's the farthest beach club from the docks downtown, there are beach clubs closer to your port
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Qtrmilecrazy
June 9, 2018|
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Response from caribbeantravelcielo | Reviewed this property |
Calendar was a nice beach area. If you are staying on the south end of the island you are very close to the location. If you are staying in town, you'll need a vehicle to get there. They have a bar, restaurant, beach chairs... More
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madcity2013
December 27, 2017|
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Response from playapalancarcozumel | Property representative |
Hi. yes. we have hair trensa and massages we also have snorkel and boat diving we wait for you
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