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Holidays in Palancar Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Cozumel which includes swimming, a sandy beach and tropical scenes

Make sure to pack your beach bag with all the essentials, as day trippers to this idyllic beach tend to stick around a bit longer than initially planned.

Situated along the coast of Cozumel, an island renowned for its diving, snorkelling and laidback vibe, Palancar Beach rarely disappoints. Ticking all the essential Caribbean boxes – clear waters, swaying palms and glinting tropical marine life – the beach is also located adjacent to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system, where exciting water-based activities abound.

One of the major attractions of Palancar Beach is that it is much quieter than its coastal neighbours. At times, the beach can feel almost private, making it a great spot to swing lazily in a comfy hammock or sip a freshly made margarita from one of the beachside bars.

The food here is just as excellent as the cocktails, so take the time to try one of the local seafood specialities. Ceviche is a fresh seafood dish marinated in citrus juice and chili, while the filete al mojo de ajo is a simple dish of grilled fish and garlic.

When you've had your fill of food and drink and are starting to feel the need for some physical activity, there are a wealth of water sports on offer along the coast and the barrier reef. Sign up for an organised diving trip or grab some snorkelling gear and do your own thing. Alternatively, you could try your hand at one of the activities offered along the beach, like sea kayaking or paragliding.

And what better way to end your day amid the waves than by easing out your aching limbs with a massage or pampering treatment in one of the nearby resort spas?

Palancar Beach is a 20-minute drive along the coastal road from San Miguel. The best way to get here is to rent a car or motorbike, or simply grab a taxi.

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760 Cheap Hotels Near Palancar Beach

Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 16.6 Carretera Sur, El Cedral, San Francisco, Palancar, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$252 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Located in Cozumel, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and San Francisco Beach. Playa ...
3.8/5Good! (976 reviews)
"This resort is amazing. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous, so clean, so relaxing and quiet. The staff are so friendly and helpful and kind. The food was fantastic, the pools are amazing and beautiful and I he resort beach is clean, safe and well maintained. No question about it we will be back ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Occidental 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
The price is AU$288 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach. Playa Mia Grand ...
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
"We enjoyed this resort. The snack bar and the buffets had good food. The restaurants, not so much. The individual bungalows were very nice and all the animals were such an added bonus. The pool area was large with a lot of chairs and the beach area was very clean with great bar service and plenty ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Maya palancar VIP
Maya palancar VIP
Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO
Situated near the beach, this holiday park is steps away from Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and Palancar Beach. Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and ...
Maya palancar VIP
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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Top Palancar Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
Allegro Cozumel All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Kilometro 16.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$191 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
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
The price is AU$288 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Maya palancar VIP
Maya palancar VIP
Carretera Costera Sur km 19.5, Cozumel, QROO
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
The price is AU$252 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
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
The price is AU$342 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
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
Carretera Costera Sur, costera sur km. 8.5, Cozumel, ROO
Ocean Front Beach Front Breathless Sunsets and Relax Beachfront
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$656 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
Camino Nuevo, 1, Cozumel, ROO
BIG! 3BR Home Fully Equipped, Pool, Gardens & WiFi
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.9, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$195 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
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.