Palancar Reef, Cozumel

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Home to a riotous array of tropical ocean life, Palancar Reef stands as one of the world's most renowned locations for underwater exploration. Consisting of four different coral clusters, the reef lies approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) from shore, and teems with turtles, sharks, eels, and an array of multi-colored fish. You can join a snorkeling excursion from the island in order to explore the reef's shallower stretches, while scuba divers can range to depths of up to 34 m (110 ft) and even swim through massive coral arches in some places. Either way, you'll have a great view of the reef thanks to the surrounding water's visibility of 70 m (230 ft)--among the farthest on the planet. To visit Palancar Reef and get the most from your holiday in Cozumel, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cozumel online attractions planner .
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  • My husband and myself booked a glass bottom boat trip. This trip took us to 3 different locations. We arrived at Palancar reef and it was beautiful. We snorkled the reef and witnessed several differen...  more »
  • Excellent dive spot even for a novice diver..many species of marine life..we did a drift dive and saw sharks..turtles...lobsters...crabs..fish and more fish  more »
  • Since you arrive and these ecstatic seeing the beautiful beach, you approaching a waiter to tell you that you can't be there if you don't eat, so if you go early the best thing to do is to have breakfast there because otherwise they do not allow to occupy a Chair. Do not charge entry. Food is not very varied but is good you can eat well as with 400.00 or more cards are not accepted, some waiters are even Nice... most do not, but if that don't you spend a great day, the beach is beautiful for diving and snorkeling the place is generally clean
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