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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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Avoid the crowds and enjoy this beautiful beach

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Play Palnacar has a lovely beach with snorkeling. it has a few shops on the property and a really nice bar restaurant. Satqff is very friendly and heplful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Having done some tours on previous ports on our cruise we looked into just getting a taxi to Playa Palancar when we got to Mexico. Given that we were out of season and letting the mad rush of booked tours get off the ship we had no queue for a taxi. Prices are all listed so no need to worry... More 

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