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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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+52 1 987 118 5154
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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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Great Day at the Beach

We arrived about 10:30 and we had our pick of seats. We enjoyed the sun and the beautiful waters. The calm ocean water was great for bobbing around, talking and having a good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 10:30 and we had our pick of seats. We enjoyed the sun and the beautiful waters. The calm ocean water was great for bobbing around, talking and having a good time. Drinks were good and we had a tasty light lunch. The attendants were available, but not overly attentive. Great time had by all!

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mykindoftown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very windy on the day I was there, so the snorkeling was not that great. Food was good and staff were incredibly friendly.

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Poplar, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach and the beach club are great. The fish tacos are delicious. The sandy beach is perfect for a swim. Great place for a short or long stop.

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Albertville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Cozumel several times while in port from a cruise and always enjoy a day at Playa Palancar. It's laid back atmosphere is a refreshing change from the crowds onboard the ship and in town and other places. The beach is sandy and generally clean. There are a few rocky spots out in the water which make for... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Cozumel on a NCL Epic cruise and didn't want to pay for an excursion from NCL, so we chose to get a taxi to this public beach which is not too far from the port. The beach was rather disappointing being littered with sea weed. I know that is normal for a beach but this is a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It all started when we had to pick a table: most were covered in bird droppings. The peacocks were nice to see, if a bit disheveled, but there were a lot of rooks feeding on all the tortilla chips the tourists were throwing around, hence the droppings. Eventually we got a clean table, and tried to get a waiter. Once... More 

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Weatherford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a cruise in November 2016 which ported in Cozumel. We wanted a quiet, peaceful, beautiful beach and we found it here! We caught a cab (actually a large, air conditioned van) just outside of the cruise port. It was a $50 ride each way (split between 6 of us) and our driver waited for us at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Cancun region, please schedule an excursion for Cozumel. From Playa Del Carmen,you can get a ferry to take you to this beauty. The main attraction are the beaches which surround the island. You can also do snorkeling in open sea, go see a crocodile river, chill at the beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tense morning because we were supposed to go snorkeling and the surf was just too rough. So I had an afternoon plan to go to Playa Palancar based on TA reviews and am so glad we were able to save the day by going immediately there! We were on a cruise and caught a cab outside of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited off Carnival Jan 2017. It's a $25 taxi ride each way, so a bit more than some of the others, but no charge to go. Nice facilities for Mexico beach. The beach was very nice and the staff was great. If you don't use the cushions, then the beach loungers are free as well (bring an extra towel for... More 

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