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Palancar Beach

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.


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Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive $170
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Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Cozumel property is located on the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Paradise Beach. Palancar Beach and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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    Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this holiday park is steps from Paseo El Cedral Reef and Palancar Beach. Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and San Francisco Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive $121
      Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive

      Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive

      Kilometro 16.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Cozumel, this beachfront property is in a national park and within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, Paradise Beach, and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive $145
        Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

        Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

        Km 16.6 Carretera Sur, El Cedral, San Francisco, Palancar, Cozumel, QROO
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Cozumel, this beachfront property is in a national park and within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Paradise Beach. Palancar Beach and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive $276
          Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

          Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

          Km. 16.6, Carretera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel property is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Paradise Beach. Palancar Beach and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
            Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront

            Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront

            Cozumel, ROO
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Cozumel, this villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Paradise Beach. Mr. Sancho's Beach Club and Palancar Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Big! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & Wifi
              Big! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & Wifi

              Big! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & Wifi

              Cozumel, ROO
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Cozumel, this historic villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach. El Cedral is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

                Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive
                Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive

                Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive

                Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.9, Cozumel, QROO
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel property is within a 15-minute walk of Paradise Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, and Mr. Sancho's Beach Club. San Francisco Beach and Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).