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Playa Palancar: Our most recommended tours and activities

El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

1. El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

Board the boat or 45 ft yacht (if available) at 12 pm to sail the coast until arrival at Palancar reef. Meet with friendly staff and be provided with all the necessary snorkel equipment and lifejackets to safely enjoy one of the most beautiful sites in the Caribbean. Marvel at the corals and colorful marine life at Palancar Reef, known for its corals, rays, sponges, sea turtles, and tropical fish. See a dreamlike view of the ocean floor at El Cielo, known for its basket stars and sea stars. Snorkel the shallow clear waters of El Cielo, before returning to the boat and traveling to El Cielito beach to relax with a drink, ceviche, and fruit. Arrival back at the port between 4 and 4:30 pm.

Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

2. Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

Join one of the most luxurious catamaran tours in the Caribbean and discover the two best parts of Cozumel's marine park: El Cielo Beach and Palancar Reef. Later, relax or play on the pristine white beach while enjoying unlimited beer, margaritas, and lunch. Set sail on board a first-class 65-foot Fury Catamaran, with shade, fresh-water showers, bathrooms, sanitized snorkeling gear, and a brand new snorkel pipe for you to keep. Explore one of Cozumel's finest snorkeling sites, Palancar Reef. Then, get ready to discover the world-famous El Cielo Beach: a secluded sandbar that can only be reached by boat. Snorkel and swim in this pristine paradise and play in shallow waters surrounded by starfish. An ultimate beach experience comes next: sail to a private white-sand beach. Enjoy an Angus cheeseburger, unlimited margaritas, beer, sodas, and purified water. Relax on a lounge chair or hammock, play on a floating water park, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

Cozumel: Island Snorkeling and Instagram Tour by Speedboat

3. Cozumel: Island Snorkeling and Instagram Tour by Speedboat

Visit Punta Morena Beach, Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, Turtle Beach Club, and more on this multi-stop Cozumel tour. Explore San Miguel de Cozumel on a guided walk before venturing to four snorkeling spots via speedboat. Get plenty of photo-ops in between. Start your adventure by meeting at the dock in San Miguel de Cozumel before starting the ground tour. Walk along the Central Plaza and see this classical Mexican plaza and its many shops and restaurants. During your trip, your guide will also double as your photographer and direct you to the best photo-op spots, including the enchanting Coral Reefs Monument, a structure that depicts divers exploring the coral reef of Cozumel. After roaming around town, head to Punta Morena Beach for some time to rest and relax. With exclusive beach club access, you’ll be able to participate in beach activities such as paddleboarding and kayaking. Not up for the water? Soak up the sun on a sunbed instead. From there, head to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park where you can take photos of the picturesque stretch of the shoreline and turquoise waters. Snap some shots at the Celarain Lighthouse, which sports breathtaking views of the sea. Next, visit Turtle Beach, where you can refuel with a flavorful lunch (at your own expense) and relax on the beach before going snorkeling. Turtle beach club access includes paddleboards, kayaks, sunbeds, showers, changing rooms, washrooms, WiFi, and other perks. Once on the boat, enjoy snacks and drinks as you venture to four amazing spots for snorkeling (Columbia, Palancar, Cielo, and Cielito). Glimpse the colorful fishes and starfish, abundant coral reefs, and maybe even a turtle or two. After getting an up-close look at some of Cozumel’s vibrant underwater life, head back to the starting point for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Playa Palancar

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 38 reviews

De snorkeltour was werkelijk fantastisch! De meerdere spots die we hebben bezocht waren stuk voor stuk erg mooi! En als afsluiting een lekkere Margarita of Cerveza.

Very good crew, Adrian was great, funny and thorough. We enjoyed the trip very much, beautiful waters, good margaritas and overall a great experience.

Great experience! The guide Adrián helped us at all times and together with the captain of the boat he enlivened the trip. Good value for money.

Great bunch of guys. Extremely fun bunch. Would do it again on my next trip.

Well organized with a very nice captain and snorkel guide! Gladly again :)