Palancar Beach

Cozumel featuring tropical scenes, a beach and swimming
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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

Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Kilometro 16.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,023 reviews)
"I spent 7 days and enjoyed them all very much. Food is good and a wide selection, if you go away hungry, its your own fault. Angel and Brian with entertainment are really great guys and fun. We played bingo around the pool, played sand volleyball, loved the shows and danced at the disco. So fun. ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 29, 2023

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
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury property in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,048 reviews)
"The property was gorgeous and well maintained. Enjoyed the on-site “wildlife”! My only complaint would be that the pool events and evening shows were a bit too loud for me."

Reviewed on Jan. 30, 2023

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 Paseo El Cedral Reef and Palancar Beach are located ...
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Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.9, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
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Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Kilometro 16.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
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Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Maya palancar VIP
Maya palancar VIP
Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
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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
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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
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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
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Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Dreams Cozumel Cape Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.9, Zona Hotelera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
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From LuxuryCozumel Collection - Architectural Lovers Dream Retreat!
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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.