Palancar Reef

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Outdoor Activities

Without a doubt, Palancar is Cozumel's most famous reef. First introduced to the world in 1954 by Jacques Costeau, this reef is a very popular dive spot. Palancar is actually a giant coral mountain with more than 40 different locations, so divers can explore the crevices, ravines, canyons, caves and tunnels. The Palancar Horseshoe is the most popular site. More than 100 dive operations offer trips to the Palancar Reef.

Location:  One mile off the southwestern coast near El Cedral, Costera Sur Highway

Business hours:  Mo-Su 12:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.