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Playa Palancar

Cozumel 77601, Mexico
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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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“beautiful beach” (61 reviews)
“fish” (85 reviews)
“beach club” (45 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cozumel 77601, Mexico
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"beautiful beach"
in 61 reviews
"fish"
in 85 reviews
"beach club"
in 45 reviews
"cruise crowd"
in 8 reviews
"free beach"
in 13 reviews
"lounge chairs"
in 31 reviews
"food and drinks"
in 39 reviews
"conch shells"
in 12 reviews
"snorkel tour"
in 23 reviews
"chicken tacos"
in 12 reviews
"clear water"
in 15 reviews
"rented a car"
in 11 reviews
"water shoes"
in 12 reviews
"beach loungers"
in 7 reviews
"white sand"
in 11 reviews
"palm trees"
in 11 reviews
"taxi driver"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were trying to squeeze as much of Cozumel in that we could. We wanted to spend a couple of hours at the beach and our driver Antonio from Tours Plaza recommended this beach. It was a bit of a drive, but it was worth...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stop over day on a cruise, and this place was an ideal hang out. really good value, beautiful beach, and good options for activities. Everything reasonably priced, and great news, no admission fee. Food and drink options really good, and a cheap taxi ride...More

4  Thank Pete L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here at least once a year and it never disappoints. This year the weather was bad with storms so we didn't really get in the water but we did eat lunch and hung out a couple of hours. It's usually uncrowded with reasonably...More

1  Thank maldenmusic
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Playa Palancar for the day from the Carnival Breeze. It was a simple 20 minute taxi ride to the beach. We paid $50 for our group of 6 people. When we arrived the club had just opened so we had our pick of...More

1  Thank Katy424
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Playa Palancar has a beach, a restaurant-bar, and a small gift shop. You will find scuba divers having a snack during their surface interval and families with children splashing about in water. It is just a good place to while away your afternoon, enjoying the...More

1  Thank Going_Somewhere_Else
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Arrive early morning!! We rented dune buggy a few blocks away from the port area and drove ourselves. Our second visit to this beach area. We had visited the island a few years earlier and recalled wanting to come back to this spot if we...More

2  Thank jennifer3433
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playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments we are very happy than you enjoy the experience of playa Palancar

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were staying in Cozumel for the week and wanted a quiet location to go to for a beach since our hotel wasn't located right on the water. We decided to drive to Playa Palencar on the south end of Cozumel. When we arrived, there...More

6  Thank caribbeantravelcielo
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Small kind of crowded beach. Nice restaurant with kind servers. Beach was disappointing because of the abundance of seaweed everywhere

1  Thank moniquesmall13
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playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi. Thanks for visiting our beach club. your comments will serve us better every day our service. Greetings

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Our 2nd time to Playa Palancar. Nice beach club. We came for drinks and couples massage. The massage tables are off to the side for privacy but close enough to beach to hear the ocean. The ladies offer several layers of massages from 30 minutes...More

2  Thank mushroom402
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playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments we are very happy than you enjoy the experience of playa Palancar

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We stayed in Playa del Carmen. We booked the ferry and scooters in Playa del Carmen, near the dock. We stopped at the beach, and stayed here a little while. You can book a snorkeling trip, or rent snorkeling gear and swim near the beach...More

Thank Inger S
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playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you for your comments we are very happy than you enjoy the experience of playa Palancar

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Qtrmilecrazy
10 June 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
28 December 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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jenniferatkinson2017
27 November 2017|
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Response from janetl122017 | Reviewed this property |
I’d say 15/20 minutes and yes- we took a taxi there and back to the ferry.
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