We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Playa Palancar

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Miles South Of San Miguel 15 | Parque National Palancar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Book In Advance
More Info
$51.25*
and up
Private Tour: 5-Hour Cozumel Sightseeing with Private Driver and Tequila Tasting
More Info
$51.25*
and up
Cozumel Shore Excursion: 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 753 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 278
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
One of my favorite beaches

This is one of my favorite beaches in all of Cozumel. They have really, really good fish tacos and fresh guac and salsa. Beers are cold, views are amazing, snorkeling too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
krisfj40
,
Houston, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

753 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 483: English reviews
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite beaches in all of Cozumel. They have really, really good fish tacos and fresh guac and salsa. Beers are cold, views are amazing, snorkeling too -- without the hustle and bustle of the cruise ships and / or the inflatables.

Helpful?
Thank krisfj40
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped for a couple of hours on this beach to enjoy the morning sun and warm water of November in Cozumel. The staff was very attentive but did not push us to purchase anything more than we wanted. The tables with umbrellas are $10 for the day. The lounge chairs are free. Good clean beach and the surf is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Monte S
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
469 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Cozumel on a Royal Caribbean cruise to the sight of 5 other cruise ships in port - as you can imagine Cozumel was madly busy. We did a lot of research on TripAdvisor about independent options in order to avoid the heaving masses, the over-priced tour options or the tacky private beaches. We settled on a trip... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mutiny
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Cozumel for the day on a cruise ship. We wanted to do something relaxing and on our own. We decided on visiting playa Palancar. We got a cab there and back (easy to access both ways) which cost 25 us each way. Once there, the beach was not crowded, clean and beautiful. The sand soft and water... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank jo4422
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Palancar beach 2 days in a row as a location to have our surface interval between the 2 deep water dives being done. The beach is amazing !! We had a small lunch there, the service was very good, and the prices seemed quite reasonable. At the time, it was not crowded, but it could facilitate lots... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ward C
westchester
Level Contributor
151 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented a car and stopped here for lunch We also rented beach chairs (only $10) it was a beautiful day. There are good facilities here, beach bar service. Just tip the gentleman who parks your car!

Helpful?
Thank mahopac
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice place to spend the day. we took a taxi from the cruise ship to the beach and spent the day relaxing in the sun drinking pina coladas.

Helpful?
1 Thank JLyn1985
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came in on Carnival Liberty and took a taxi which was a bit pricey. $25 each way. They said it would be 25 minutes but I believe it was more like 15-20 minute drive. The beach was beautiful and calm. There were not many people. We had a couple drinks which were average in price and taste. The food... More 

Helpful?
Thank stacey f
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
375 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We stopped here after our 3 hour car tour with Tour Plaza, which was great, they left us here under our request, we arrived to the beach around 2pm, we were not able to rent a palapa and lounge chairs beacuse they were sold out. So we chose to have a table and some shade, you can sit there only... More 

Helpful?
Thank BlueBsAs
Arlington, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was a great beach. You can take a taxi from the dock without any issue. The water was clear and beautiful. The waves were minimum, so even little kids could play easily. There is a restaurant you can get food and drinks. There are also chairs and sport rentals on the beach. The beach and restrooms at free, so... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jami H

Travelers who viewed Playa Palancar also viewed

 
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
 

Been to Playa Palancar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Playa Palancar and other visitors
44 questions
Ask a question
4 months ago
Tennessee
over a year ago
5 months ago
Texas
7 days ago

See all questions (44)

Questions? Get answers from Playa Palancar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?