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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 76%Adventure Travelers
- 73%Family Travelers
- 73%Budget Travelers
User Reviews (6 Reviews)
- Palancar ReefNov 02, 2013
Off the coast of Cozumel, Palancar reef is a series of five spectacular dive sites, sitting side-by-side over three miles. There is a variety of depths (5-40 meters), which makes it good for all levels of divers. The sites--Shallows, Garden, Horseshoe, Caves, and Bricks--are known for their series of coral buttresses. Some drop off dramatically into winding ravines and deep canyons, while others have become archways and tunnels decorated with enormous formations. The most popular of the divesites is Palancar Horseshoe, a dramatic horseshoe-shaped series of coral heads located at the top of a drop-off.
- Palancar ReefOct 23, 2013
Allegedly the best place to dive and snorkel on Cozumel. I only say "allegedly" because I didn't go very many other places so can't definitively say "best"--but it was pretty astounding, and I was only snorkeling. It's the kind of undersea life where, if you just float still for a minute and stare, you suddenly realize how everything below you is teeming with life. The best way for snorkelers to get there is on a boat from Playa Palancar beach club, the closest point on shore.
- Palancar ReefApr 01, 2013
This is the best beach club in Cozumel. But I will say that over the years, it has gone downhill a bit. I used to love it when it was very quiet and peaceful place to spend the day in a hammock on the beach, unfortunately it has been discovered and is much busier now. Still worth checking out and don't forget to hire a boat to take you our snorkeling or diving at the reef. It is awesome!
- Palancar ReefJul 26, 2012
Out of all the aquatic underwater experiences I've encountered, I think the Palancar Reef in Cozumel, Mexico, was the best! Many years ago, a group of us, about 20 or so, went on vacation to Cozumel and rented a tour boat excursion to take us to some dive points. Whereas I didn't scuba dive, many others did. But with just being able to snorkel, I could still see and wave to the scuba divers over 70 feet down below. We saw amazing reefs, plant life, and fish. Another dive point was just as fascinating. It was only about 10-12 feet down, but there was no plant life on the bottom of the ocean. It was all sand with tons of starfish everywhere, and sand dollars and spongefish floating around. This was the most awesome aquatic experience anyone could have. Even if you're not much of a swimmer or into scuba diving or snorkeling much, I would highly recommend this - not something to be missed!