Palancar Beach

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Superb snorkeling and a laid-back atmosphere makes this Cozumel beach the sort of place visitors stop at for an afternoon and end up staying for a week.

Palancar Beach is situated on Cozumel, an island destination renowned for its snorkeling and diving. The island is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest reef in the world and the largest reef in the Americas. This beach is the quintessential Mexican Caribbean experience, with darting tropical fish visible from the beach, calm water and palm trees.The wonderful thing about Palancar Beach is that it feels like a private beach. It’s quieter than most other beaches on Cozumel and offers great activities and a calm atmosphere. Sway in a hammock under the palms and order a margarita from one of the beachside bars. The seafood here is fabulous. Make sure you try the local favorites: ceviche, a seafood dish marinated in citrus juice with chilies or peppers, and filete al mojo de ajo, grilled fish and garlic.When it’s time to get active, rent some snorkeling gear and simply float out from the beach, or join a dive trip to one of the spectacular nearby reefs.The beach offers plenty of other water-based activities too, from sea kayaking to paragliding. Palancar Beach is the perfect place to rejuvenate the mind and body. Book a beachside massage or beauty treatment in one of the resort spas, then find gifts and souvenirs among the local arts and crafts from the small market stalls.Easy to get to, Palancar Beach is only 20 minutes’ drive south of San Miguel, via the coastal road. Rent a motorcycle or car, or hail a taxi or minivan.

Top Hotels Close to Palancar Beach

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
Fully refundable
The price is $215 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"The property is a beautiful, rain forest-like atmosphere with charming cottages instead of a hotel. The walkways are meandering and full of wildlife to admire. The cleaning staff is top-notch. Our room was spotless and smelled of bleach (I like that) daily. Be prepared to tip at bars, restaurants, ..."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2022

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Maya palancar VIP
Maya palancar VIP
Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
Stay at this holiday park in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Popular attractions Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and Mr. Sancho's ...
Maya palancar VIP
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 16.6 Carretera Sur, El Cedral, San Francisco, Palancar, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $216 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Cozumel. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (988 reviews)
"The entire staff at Mexico Lindo was amazing. They went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. Kelly, Guadalupe and Antonio in the front bar were the best, we never had an empty glass. We will be back with our family next time."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Palancar Beach

Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Kilometro 16.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is $184 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 9
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is $215 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Maya palancar VIP
Maya palancar VIP
Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
Maya palancar VIP
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 16.6 Carretera Sur, El Cedral, San Francisco, Palancar, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is $216 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is $382 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
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Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km. 16.6, Carretera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77675
Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
 Ocean Front  Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
Cozumel, ROO
Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
El Cedral, QROO
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.9, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is $248 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.