Playa Palancar
The More Peaceful Beach.

You will find peace and serenity on Playa Palancar. Palm trees and a gentle sea breeze accompanied with beautiful sand. If you are looking to have a calm relaxing day this may be the beach for you.

Playa Palancar or Palancar Beach is a wonderful beach in the southern part of Cozumel. Being away from the main city and the cruise ship terminal makes this one of the quieter and more relaxing Cozumel beaches on the leeward or west side of this beautiful Mexico island. If you are looking for all the water toys, parasailing and all the excitement these fun things can add to your Cozumel beach vacation this is not the beach for you. Enjoy those fun things another day! Playa Palancar is for your peaceful day. Bring a book and just relax!

There is a small bar and restaurant surrounded by lush palm trees to look after your beach vacation appetite, wet or dry! The servings (we are told) are generous, tasty and not overly priced.Enjoy eating Mexican seafood cuisine under the palapas while looking at the spectacular blue ocean! In order to use the lounge chairs, hammocks etc. you should purchase food and drinks from this “beach club”.

Part of the movie Against All Odds was apparently filmed here. This is where Rachel Ward was residing when she met Jeff Bridges on the beach. It was destroyed by hurricane Gilbert. Are you a romantic and did you love the movie? This might be enjoyable for you to reminisce! Go ahead... have a romantic, barefoot stroll along this beautiful beach.

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Scuba diving, snorkeling and the newer "snuba diving" are some of the best things to do in Cozumel. If you are looking for some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling on Cozumel the Palancar Reef is one of the best for novice or professional alike. The Palancar Reef offers diversity seldom offered anywhere. Choose from the Palancar Gardens or Shallows for novices. The Palancar Horseshoe with visibility up to an incredible 200'. The Palancar Caves where sightings of turtles, eagle ray and sharks are common. The Palancar Bricks will allow you to take some spectacular upward shots. Enjoy your dive!

Cozumel beaches offer great options from fun and exciting to relaxing.

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• Photo Credits •
Top Photo: Flickr Photo credit to zanzibar
Against All Odds house: Flickr photo Credit to waywuwei
Scuba diving Palancar Caves: Flickr photo credit to Chuck Gbur
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