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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Playa Palancar by using our Cozumel sightseeing planner .
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  • Beautiful beach just 20 minutes of surprisingly not crowded taxi from the port (where were standing well 5 cruise ships over ours). The part of the beach with the 100 meters to the beach is small but walking right (looking at the sea) there is a very long beach of white sand, almost deserted and palm fringed: a Caribbean Dream! The seaside resort, small, does not ask for money for ma input (if you will) 10 USD for umbrella and 2 sunbeds. The restaurant menu offers mostly Mexican food of good quality at prices that are not excessive. The sea was calm, clear and with beautiful shades of blue. But the best part of the day was the exit with the diving center of the Center: for $35 each (we went to two) got us to snorkel the giant starfish, dried and then to Columbia reef, where we could see lots of fish and a giant manta. At the end of the excursion, reached the rest of the family on the beach, margarita, shower and return to the ship with the numerous taxi that we expected. The cost for a family of 4 people? 25 each way for taxi, umbrella 10 35 apiece, Snorkel tour, lunch and margaritas 85 total total 215 USD which is 180 euro for the whole family, almost half of the relevant cruise excursion. I haven't seen other COZUMEL beaches but recommend this solution for a nice day on the beach and snorkel
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  • My husband and I stopped here on our cruise and wanted a relaxing day on the beach. That's just what we got. We grabbed a taxi from the cruise terminal and paid $50(!!!) round trip. We arrived at Play...  more »
  • Crystal clear water, like glass. We snorkeled a lot and this was one of our favs. The water was so clear all the way to the bottom that it was unbelievable. We paid about $10 for two lounge chairs in ...  more »
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  • Visited this beach in April 2016. The beach is amazing! Clear water great food and friendly staff!
  • Playa Palancar Attentive Staff. Eat the Best SeaFood with your feet in the Sand. Free Beach $ Snorkeling
  • Good beach
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  • Amazing this place! The beach is free! And consume there super economical! A beach of pure beauty.
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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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