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Playa Palancar

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“nice beach”(60 reviews)
“beach club”(50 reviews)
“fish”(89 reviews)
The most wonderful thing about Playa Palancar is that it feels like a private beach. It is quieter than most beaches in Cozumel and presents both a great diversity of activities and a peaceful environment. Order a Margarita in one of the beach bars...more
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Carretera Costera Sur Kilometro 19.5, Cozumel 77601, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We used to love this place. Good food, great views and strong drinks. But that was several years ago. We visited this Cozumel trip and were very disappointed. They now charge for chairs/table on the beach.... Which I wouldn't mind if it came off the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank hammond6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very filthy and full of seaweeds, super crowded, small beach, nothing special, I don't understand why is so busy

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank AmiinaJiang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$20 taxi per person round trip from port (25 min ride). Food at restaurant wasn't good 3 beers, 1 shrimp Taco and fish nuggets for $41 (tip not included). $10 for 2 chairs and 1 umbrella. Sand had a lot of loose rocks, reefs and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank ozzy q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty lunch and drinks in outdoor restaurant right on the beach. Wear swim suit and flip flops to fully enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and beach activities. Good for families as well as couples.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lorraine-Lonnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dived with Aldora divers several times now and most recently last week. They often stop here for their surface intervals between dives. There is a very nice beach area here with plenty of chairs. The restroom facilities were clean and functioning. We had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

I researched beaches in Cozumel and Palancar was recommended as a beach that one could reach without the benefit of a high priced excursion purchased from a cruise line. One could get a local experience at a reasonable price. The beach is about a 20...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank tomZom2
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Stopped by Palancar Beach this week for the second time - first was once last year. No entry fee so that was good. Had a chicken quesadilla, fries, and fish tacos. Food was okay but we weren’t interested enough to eat much of any of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Cozlover2002
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Ever since snorkeling at Columbia, Palancar and Cielo a few years ago in an expensive, time-consuming package deal from downtown, I have wanted to find a fast, economical way to return to the wonders of Columbia Reef. Playa Palancar was the answer I was looking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank 751JackC751
Reviewed 21 January 2019

Went to Playa Palancar to have a day of snorkling from the beach, as it was not so windy at that location. however the beach and water was full of seaweed and useless for both snorkling and swimming, so we left after a short time.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ClausF265
playapalancarcozumel, Gerente at Playa Palancar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Thank you for your comment unfortunately the weather conditions did not allow us to provide a better service.

Reviewed 18 January 2019

Went there with the kids and sand is nice, not too much seaweeds. we had a nice day. kids played all day in the sand and water. if you need food and drinks, there is the beach club right next door.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank vramool
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17 March 2019|
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Response from Cozlover2002 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, I don’t know if dogs are allowed. Have not seen any there, but my experience is limited.
Troy L
14 February 2019|
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Response from Cozlover2002 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t do the snorkel tour, but I think it’s only about an hour and a half so that doesn’t seem like enough time to also go to El Cielo. Probably need to ask the club directly or maybe as a separate question on the forum... More
Robin D
18 January 2019|
Response from 751JackC751 | Reviewed this property |
We just walked into the beach club and went to the snorkel and dive hut to the left. Not sure about other means.