Cozumel is well known for our snorkeling and there are many snorkeling beach clubs on both sides of the island. But without a doubt, one (1) of the island's most beautiful, ocean-side estates is Cozumel's PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club where guests are invited to spend an unforgettable day inside their lush, tropical oasis beside the freshwater pool. Need a change of scenery? Just take a short stroll outside the fenced and gated estate area to their private PalMar beach where you can lounge on beach chairs or walk down into the stunning Caribbean waters and experience some of the best snorkeling available in the Dzul Ha Reef area!
The management and staff at PalMar Beach Club in Cozumel hope you will visit and spend a relaxing and peaceful day at our beach club. Be it spent poolside basking in the warm rays of the sun or venturing over to the beach where you can discover the many underwater secrets of the Caribbean by stepping into the crystal-clear turquoise waters where you can literally spend hours gazing at the colorful corals, sponges and vast variety of fish and marine life! Our friendly staff is ready and willing to assist in making your time at PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club an unforgettable experience!
PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club offers our guests the FINEST amenities!
Large Freshwater Pool
Fountain & Spa Area
Snack & Beverage Service
Snorkeling & Swimming Beach
Snorkel Equipment Rental
Snorkel Vest & Life Jacket Rental
Snorkel/Dive Gear Storage Bins
Restrooms & Outdoor Showers
Personal Items Lockers with Locks*
*NOTE - Locker Deposit Required (refunded upon return of locker key)
For your refreshment the PalMar Beach Club offers guests a simple snack menu with daily specials and an assortment of beverages. Our made-to-order, freshly prepared snacks are light fare as most cruise guests enjoy their meals onboard.
PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club Snack Menu
Chicken Tacos, Quesadillas and Nachos
Cheese Quesadillas and Nachos
Mixed and Shrimp Ceviche
Chicken Wing Plate
Pico de Gallo and Chips
Guacamole and Chips
Non-Alcoholic Drinks (Bottled Water, Sodas and Juices)
Alcoholic Drinks (Beer, Various Frozen Drinks & Mixed Cocktails)
For additional details and to make a reservation for your
INCREDIBLE day at PalMar Beach Club in Cozumel - click below:
Take a look around PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club with Cozumelinsider in this video!
PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club Admission Fees
Hours of Operation:
Daily - Sunday thru Saturday
9:30am to 4:30pm EST (NEW Island Time)
Last admission is 45 minutes prior to closing
Adults ~ US$ 13.00**
Children (ages 3–12) ~ US$ 8.00 **
Children (Under 3) ~ FREE (1 per paid Adult)
*NOTE: DEPOSIT is required:
50% deposit in advance (1 week notice/reservation preferred)
50% remaining balance due in CASH* upon arrival
*US or MX Cash or Travelers Checks accepted
**NOTE: Admission INCLUDES:
2 beers or soda/water for Adults
1 soda/water for Children (ages 3-12)
NOT exchangeable for other products or services
Additional alcoholic beverages and various snacks are available for purchase
Directions to PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club
PalMar SMALL Snorkel Beach Club is located just south of ALL cruise ship piers between Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel Resort & Spa and Fiesta Americana Hotel - a very short 5-10 minute ride via taxi.
It will cost US $9.00 to $11.00 per four (4) persons via taxi.
Ask the taxi driver take you to the Dzul Ha Reef beach area.
TAXIs do not want you to know about Palmar because they do not receive taxi kickbacks for delivery of guests at this location. Prices are lower for guests at this beach club for this reason!
By Rental Car:
PalMar is located south of town and past all cruise ship piers.
On the NEW main highway there is an overhead sign pointing the way to the OLD highway.
The overhead sign says "Chankanaab, Dzul Ha and Fiesta Americana Hotels".
Exit the NEW main highway to the right just where this overhead sign is and get onto the OLD highway.
You will pass the Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel Resort & Spa and go another half mile or so to the Dzul Ha Reef beach area.
If you pass the condos on your left or the Fiesta Americana Hotel, you just missed us!
Once there, you will see a "YELLOW" sign that says "PALMAR BEACH CLUB ~ NOW OPEN!"
You can't miss it!! I hope to see you there! - Sherri
Great snorkeling, peaceful day by the pool, and steps away from the beach. Price included a couple drinks (water, soda or beer).....and PRIVACY. Close to the Money Bar for those that also want noise...:) Sherri is a delight and I was honored to be her guest that day. Oh...the nachos were great! Thanks Sherri. We will be back next year!!!!!!! L. & D. Mullen - December 2015 ~ Statesboro, GA USA
WOW!!!! So glad to have stumbled upon Cozumel Insider and found Sherri and PalMar Small Beach Club. Personable, responsive, tailored, every whim satisfied- from drinks to beach chairs, to the best guacamole ever made, to wonderful conversation with Sherri and staff. This service is simply not found at larger tourist beaches and clubs. We are now loyal guests and will return and return and return. Sherri's story is most intriguing and it was entertaining and awe-inspiring to hear her tell it. Our only regret is that our RC cruise ship was departing and we had to head back to port much sooner than we wanted to. Martin- you are AWESOME! thanks for the photos you emailed and all the coordination leading up to our very short visit. We know you didn't have to do that- but it matters and have made us fans for life. Love you guys! John and Sarah ~ Pennsylvania, USA
I considered your advice to drop by & remembered reading that most public beaches get really crowded if there are a lot of cruise ships in port. There were 7 ships in Cozumel on Saturday & I was prepared, got off the ship first thing at 9 with husband and snorkel gear in tow & inquired about taxi rates. I was a little apprehensive when the taxi organizer didn't know where Palmar was but I had your directions & coupon printed out so I told them it was between the two hotels and mentioned the beach name & all was well. I then realized it was a blessing for them not to know where I was going - that had to mean it wouldn't be too popular/crowded!
I believe we met your husband Mauricio? He was very nice and made us feel very comfortable, showed us to a locker and we were off across the street. A bit hard to get in the water with all the rocks (this is what makes the water so clear!) but it was beautiful & shallow snorkeling with lots of neat corral - and 2 different 2 ft. barracudas guarded the shore.
When we came back we ordered guacamole and chips as well as a mango and pina colada daiquiri. It was obvious it was all just prepared and really fresh - best guacamole I've ever had, the chips were fresh, and the shakes were delicious. In summary, your location was beautiful, thank you for opening your home as a beach club so we could get away from the crowds, we felt so special! Mauricio was as good a host as he was a chef! We'll definitely be recommending Palmar! G. Nielsen ~ Cruise Passenger
Just finished cruise to Cozumel 5/23/2015. I had looked at info about PalMar Estate before going but did not make decision to go until the day our ship ported in Cozumel. I was with a small group of 4 and it was hard to communicate with my group prior to the trip. We went downtown first and when that got old real quick, I reminded the group of this location. It was still hard to get approval by everyone. I finally said, "we are taking a chance and going". We got a taxi (the taxi drivers act like they have never heard of it, but we took the information from this site which includes directions). We are so glad we went, it was the highlight of our cruise. The bathroom was clean, the employees were so accommodating, it was away from tourist crowds and the snorkeling was terrific. Only $13 (which includes a couple of beers) each to use their facility and beach. Enrique was an employee there who made us the best Pico de Gallo and guacamole I have ever had and served us on the beach. He was so sweet, we would have put him in our pocket and taken him back to Texas with us if we could. We would go there again definitely! G. Coldwell-May 2015 ~ Dallas, TX USA
We visited the beach club as part of the perks of staying at the IslaMar Villas as it is owned by the same person. I have to say what a wonderful experience. If you want to get away from the tourist beach clubs this is your place. The day we visited we had the beach area to ourselves ~ perfect snorkeling right of the beach. If the ocean isn't for you there is a large pool to use a few steps away along with change rooms and a bar. Staff were great ~ bringing our food and drinks we ordered over to us on the beach! Out visit got cut short due to weather but would definitely return again on our next trip to Cozumel. G. & J. - November 2015 ~ Elmira, ON, Canada