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“Beautiful, uncrowded beach”
Review of Playa Palancar

Playa Palancar
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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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Private Tour: 5-Hour Cozumel Sightseeing with Private Driver and Tequila Tasting
Ranked #20 of 160 things to do in Cozumel
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This was my 8th trip to Cozumel and my 8th trip to Playa Palancar. We like it because it is quiet, uncrowded and caters mostly to a crowd wanting to relax. There are not many water toys to speak of. I may have seen 1 or 2 jet skis but they stayed way out and away from the shore. There is no entrance fee. There are beach chairs and plenty of chairs and hammocks in the shade. The restaurant is very good and reasonably priced with soft drinks or alcoholic drinks. They rent snorkeling equipment. They only thing that was different this year was the house that sits just to the north of it is now being used by Carnival Cruises for an excursion. They allow something like 25 people to use the house and they have a private chef, beach chairs, etc. There were signs this year with private property posted and the excursion people stayed over there. They really did not make much of an impact. At the most I may have seen 75 people on the beach. They want to take your picture when you enter but you are under no obligation to purchase but we always do. This is a nice place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

6  Thank maldenmusic
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Just got back from a cruise. Decided not to join any excursions coz we've done that before. Just wanted a nice beach to relax in. This place hit the spot. Easy to get to. A cab ride from the ship terminal cost $20. No entrance fee. Best margaritas! The ceviche was good too. First hour of snorkeling rental was free. Will definitely come back to this place.

6  Thank Babette G
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We found this beach after asking a cab driver to take us to a beach away from where the other cruisers would go. It was wonderful!!!! Can't say enough about this beach, our kids had a blast and so did we. Very quiet, great food and drinks....
snorkeling right off the beach and a dive shop with everything you need. The dive shop even had a guy that followed us around and took pictures of our family snorkeling for a very small fee. perfect for a day at the beach away from the crowds.

4  Thank travelagentmama
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Nice beach that is free and well maintained. There is a bar, a couple of vendors and some pretty good snorkeling. I wouldn't have been able to make it our primary beach for our stay but it kept us entertained for an afternoon.

1  Thank us2travellin
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was by far the best beach we were on while in cozumel. Service was great and staff was very friendly

Thank Frank K
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