Playa Palancar, Cozumel

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Take a day of rest at Playa Palancar, one of Mexico's Caribbean beaches. Many visitors explore off the beaten path and simply lounge on this hidden gem of a beach, with its soft white sand contrasting the vivid azure waters. Take advantage of the calm currents to go swimming, snorkelling, or bodysurfing. The beach also has a bar and restaurant with an array of options at affordable prices. Using our international travel planner, Cozumel attractions like Playa Palancar can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Taxied with my family (25$) to this beach from Cozumel Pier. We were early there (10:00 am) and saw one more family there. Upon entering, on the right-hand side is the snorkeling shack with adjacent l...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The beach is extensive, it has no fish, whether there are services, free deck chairs, or you can pay by umbrellas. It has a restaurant very cute and with great food. According to a beach bar prices. There is a Peacock walking between tables. There are also businesses to buy gifts.
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  • August 11, 2017
    A beautiful place, good service, very good food; and the ideal place to take the excursion to the sky and Colombia reef, which are paradise and must-see places. Excursion service is provided by Ivan, great person, friendly, accompanied by Marcelo Alonso and Captain Felipe collaborators. A large group of professionals! It is ideal to take the excursion early in the morning, to go back and enjoy a good lunch and the beach.
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Where to stay in Cozumel

Most accommodations in Cozumel line the island's western shoreline, offering excellent beach access and the airport. Avenida Rafael E. Melgar provides the widest range of hotels and private rentals, with some of the more spacious and relaxed options sitting around 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the town center. Budget-conscious travelers should look to the main township, where a selection of smaller guesthouses and pensions can be found just a few streets back from the beach.
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