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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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Private Tour: 5-Hour Cozumel Sightseeing with Private Driver and Tequila Tasting
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Cozumel Shore Excursion: 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour with Private Driver

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Amazing Free Beach

This was a great little spot. We asked some of the locals for help since Mr. Sanchos was full and we didn't really care for San Fransisco Beach. They recommended this spot and... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was a great little spot. We asked some of the locals for help since Mr. Sanchos was full and we didn't really care for San Fransisco Beach. They recommended this spot and we loved it! It was not overly crowded like the other beaches, but still had an amazing little restaurant with great drinks. It didn't cost to get... More 

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playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your comments This allows us to give every day the best service for your Greetings. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The beach itself is OK, but pretty small and the main part is pretty packed. If you have you're own beach towel you can allways move 10-20-30 meters out from the big crowd of people. Me and my girlfriend didn't find their service and waitors as friendly as we did most other places in Cozumel. Had lunch somewhere else! But,... More 

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playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your comments. We will take it into account so that each day we improve our services. The comments help us grow and be more professional. Greetings. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My friend and I came here specifically to jump onto a boat taking snorkelers to Palancar and Columbia Reefs. Alas, we got there just minutes after the boat left. Pedro was great; he encouraged us to sign for the Cielo and Columbia reefs snorkel instead, leaving just an hour and a half later. He gave us a table where we... More 

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Bennington, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Everything was perfect!!! Beautiful water. Amazing snorkeling of a local boat. Best small shops. Good food. EXCELLENT service. We came in on a cruise ship. There was 3 large ones that day. This beach maybe had a total of 30 people by lunch time.Very safe!

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Lexington, United States
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We picked this spot so we could meet some friends here. We arrived by boat and it is about a 25 minute taxi from town.… Roughly $25. We arrived to a well-groomed area with vendors, palm trees, peacocks, lizards, and activities. About 100 feet farther is the beach. We were disappointed that storms the night before had dirtied the water.... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We rented a car and decided to come here to snorkel but it was not so great since it was a pretty windy day. Some people had come from playa del carmen thinking it would be less windy here but it was just as bad. I did get a drink and enjoy it sitting at the beach.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great view, good food , nice servers . We ordered a fish ceviche and it came with chips and sauces. Price ok. Delicious !

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Glenview, Illinois
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

we came her with our Taxi service Tour plaza see review from our cruise ship we didnt have much time less then an hour but wanted some beach time. when we arrived someone took a pic when we arrived they gave hats, put ur hand like this, heads together, etc. The water was crystal blue and warm for end of... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Try to make it over. We rented jeeps and drove around the island. Decided to stay a few hours since the water was spectacular. I was even able to find a restaurant across the road and had some margaritas on the beach.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

What a great little spot to spend the afternoon. I had the opportunity to visit tise beach while diving. The company that I used for diving while in Cozumel stops here for lunch and a short break in between dives. The sand, sun, food and the margaritas are worth the trip! I didn't see anything in the way of fine... More 

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