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$ 14.00**
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
This tiny little jewel of a place made our trip to Cozumel so memorable and is perfect for a cruise ship passenger. It is a quick and inexpensive taxi-ride from either port used by the cruise ships (10 minutes or less). The stately well-maintained estate, grounds, and pool are gorgeous. Just a few steps away, across the street is the private beach owned by PalMar right on the Dzul Ha reef area. I'm not a diver, but even with just my goggles, I saw dozens of fish within just a few feet of the beach. We booked this an affordable excursion and we got so much more than we expected! We arrived early and sat on the private beach reading and enjoying the view. Very soon, the caretaker came over to invite us in, even though we were early. This sweet gesture typified the excellent service we received throughout our stay.
The entry fee included two drink coupons and we enjoyed diet sodas with a meal of chicken quesadillas, guacamole, pico de gallo, and chips. The fare was simple (as the best food always is) and excellent. We also ordered tasty frozen cocktails (mango margarita and piña colada), and we definitely felt like "spoiled girls" as we swam, relaxed, and enjoyed delicious food with a view of the ocean.
When it was time for us to go, one of the employees hailed a taxi for us and getting back to the cruise port was quick and easy. I am delighted to give the PalMar Small Beach Club five stars for excellent service and a lovely facility. V. Hallenbeck - October 2015 ~ Winston-Salem, NC USA
A great perk for guests who stay at IslaMar Vacation Villas is access to the PalMar Beach Club. Beaches aren't great in Cozumel, but the snorkeling and diving are fantastic, even snorkeling from shore. So while there are a number of access locations to the water in the area, there are very few places that offer a sandy spot to sit with beach chairs and umbrellas. And the few that do exist are pretty crowded. That's where the PalMar beach club really shines. It's located about 6 or 7 km from the apartment, a nice and easy bike ride away and there's all the amenities you could want. Beverages and snacks across the road from the sandy beach front where tables, chairs and loungers are available, and then you can have a leisurely swim and snorkel right there. We've been snorkeling in several locations in the Caribbean, but nothing even comes close to this. I doubt you'd have a better experience on a boat excursion out to deeper waters. Sherri is a wonderful hostess, and her staff are extremely friendly and helpful. They were available to answer questions and help, yet we felt completely free and comfortable and never felt crowded or surveilled. Our experience was fantastic and a great alternative the usual hotel/resort/cruise ship arrangement. Penny & Guilio S. (March 2016) ~ Toronto, ON CAN
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
We have been coming to Cozumel for 20 years. PalMar Beach Club is a perfect place to enjoy Cozumel. The shore snorkeling is the best on the entire Island. The sea life is wonderful; you can safely leave your items in a locker. Enjoy drinks and have lunch. It is not a large loud beach club it is perfect. Remember wonderful things come in small boxes, and in this case it is a diamond location with wonderful staff. The other phrase can be "location, location"! P. Bettger - November 2015 ~ Portland, OR USA
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