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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  • For many years Playa Palancar was our go to beach. We decided to give it a try again. We were surprised that they were now charging $10.00 for an umbrella. There only seemed to b 2 or 3 waiters for th...  more »
  • We were on this beach a day after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. Arrived by ferry from playa del Carmen, then 20 minutes by taxi-300 pesos-then everything as written, the beach though I expected something more, perhaps aided by the strong wind of that day I haven't found her unforgettable nor unmissable compared to other beaches of the holiday. Apart from a small area of beach "organized" then there is a whole part free to stay (we stayed in the latter), we ate in one of the two restaurants definitely very dear than the average Mexican (but I do not say anything: we are on an island , have no competitors and only tourists as customers). I was able to make only a brief bathroom because the exit of the water with the wind so strong I was freezing. Anyway I must say Beach looking as much as possible to keep the "original state" so obvious that there are seaweed ... as well as shells!!
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  • We were thinking of going to a different resort, but our private tour driver (toursplaza) suggested this would be better for our family (with little kids). It was also suggested because there wasn't a...  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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