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Playa Palancar

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Address: Miles South Of San Miguel 15 | Parque National Palancar, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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US$51.25*
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Private Tour: 5-Hour Cozumel Sightseeing with Private Driver and Tequila Tasting
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US$51.25*
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Cozumel Shore Excursion: 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver

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My kind of beach

Mellow beach. Not filled with drunken cruise ship passengers. The food is OK. Nothing special. We like to go here and have a bite to eat, grab a free chair, hang out, go for a... read more

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Kathy W
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mellow beach. Not filled with drunken cruise ship passengers. The food is OK. Nothing special. We like to go here and have a bite to eat, grab a free chair, hang out, go for a walk on the beach and get in the water about every 15 minutes. We've been here 4 times and it was never terribly crowded. It... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived shortly after 9 AM and got in line for a trip to the reefs. They told us they would take us to Ceilo and Palancar. We asked if we could trade Ceilo for Colombia, and that was no problem! We loaded into a small boat which took us to a larger boat to go out to the reefs.... More 

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Bolton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you turn left at your beach from the occidental Cozumel or the iberostar Cozumel and just keep walking south along the beach, you will get to Playa Palancar in under an hour - great walk. We just had beers when we were there, but lots of people were eating there and menu looked great, places were clean and open.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for refreshing swim and lunch from snack bar served at tables in shade. Not many people in water or on beach. Nice break from ruins and heat.

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Thank CTriverrat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water is beautiful and the staff are so friendly. We got chicken tacos and shrimp tacos and they were delicious. We had a great day and can't wait to go back!

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Alvord, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our cab driver recommended this place and it was a nice getaway from the crowd. Get there early and get the best spots. Not all inclusive, but good choice of food and drinks on the menu, prices are very reasonable. Snorkeling is very close and had a wonderful guide.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Cancun but took a day trip over to Cozumel. Great time, the water and fish are amazing. Best snorkeling I've done in a while.

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Thank tallen39
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get there early to get lounge chairs! Great food and drinks! Food and drink service directly to the beach - clear water!

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playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your comments This does not motivate so that every day we can give a better service. Greetings. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Cozumel for the day via ferry from Playa del carmen. Took a cab to Playa Palancar and loved it. We booked a snorkel trip from the beach area and it was wonderful. Best snorkeling of our trip.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at a AI for a week, wanted to get off the resort for some beach time and drinks. Playa Palancar is a nice beach club. We found a table on the beach to enjoy a couple of drinks. Massage tables are on the edge of the beach under coconut trees. The masseuse offer several types of massage, for 1/2... More 

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Hi. Thanks for your comments This does not motivate so that every day we can give a better service. Greetings. More 

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