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The Beaches

With 330 days of sunshine annually, beautiful beaches, golf, deep sea fishing, fine dining, art, shopping and more, Los Cabos offers something for every member of the family. To learn more about the Los Cabos lifestyle and activities available, click here.

The Beaches

Los Cabos beaches are renowned for long stretches of white sand, warm inviting aqua waters and dramatic beauty.  With near perfect weather year-round, there is always enjoyment to be had on the southern Baja beaches.

Whether you prefer the beach for shore fishing, diving, kayaking, surf, snorkel, parasail, whale watch, kite board, swim or just to enjoy a solitary moment, Los Cabos has the beach for you. Here are some favorites:

LA BOCANA/EL ESTERO: Accessed between the estuary and the Holiday Inn Hotel at the easterly end of San Jose’s Las Palmas Malecon Blvd., La Bocana (the river mouth) is one of the area’s less inhabited beaches. Set between the San Jose del Cabo estuary and the Sea of Cortez, this beach has a unique beauty and is also a great spot for bird watching.

COSTA AZUL: Just to the east of the “Mirador” in San Jose del Cabo is Costa Azul beach, home to some of San Jose’s better-known surf breaks, “Zippers,” “Middles,” and “The Rock.” Board rentals and surf lessons are available here.

OLD MAN’S/ACAPULQUITO: Adjacent to the entrance of Cabo Surf Hotel next to the “Mirador” with beach access via a tunnel, the gentle waves at the Acapulquito break called “Old Man’s” make it one of the best beaches in the area for learning to surf. Board rentals and surf instruction are both available here.

PALMILLA BEACH:  One of the area’s most renowned swimming beaches, Palmilla Beach is accessed via a public road through one of San Jose’s more exclusive resorts. “Panga” rentals for deep-sea fishing are also available.

CHILENO BAY: A sandy beach with rocky outcroppings and clear blue waters that make for excellent snorkeling, Chileno Bay is a swimmable beach that is a favorite for locals and an excellent place to spend a day picnicking with your family. Located at Km 14.5 about 10 minutes outside of Cabo, Chileno Bay is a short walk from the parking area and snorkel rentals are available.

SANTA MARIA BAY: Populated by tropical fish and the occasional manta ray and sea turtle, the horseshoe shaped Santa Maria bay is a great spot for swimming, picnicking and snorkeling. The turquoise waters of this uniquely beautiful bay are a protected marine sanctuary. Located at Km 12 on Mexico Highway 1, Santa Maria Bay is just five minutes from Cabo San Lucas.

PLAYA MEDANO: With views to the rocks at land’s end and Cabo’s iconic arch, Medano Beach is Cabo’s favorite hangout for tourists and locals alike. Bars and restaurants line the sand, vendors sell hand crafted items, activities directors mike up to entertain the partiers and the action never ends at Medano. This beach is swimmable and there are kayak and wave runner rentals available. Hire a  banana boat or dive the sand falls at the tip of the peninsula. You can even go parasailing. From Medano it’s an easy kayak or Stand Up Paddle to Lovers Beach. Not in for the physical activity? Rent a water taxi or glass bottom boat and watch the fish swim beneath your vessel. Sunset cruises depart daily from the marina in Cabo San Lucas. Choose from romance and party cruises to enjoy watching the lights come up in Cabo San Lucas as the town prepares for the evening.

LOVERS BEACH AND DIVORCE BEACH: This is the sliver of beach where the two seas meet with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sea of Cortez on the other.  Take a water taxi or glass bottom boat from the marina to get there or rent a kayak at Medano Beach and paddle over.

Enjoy the beaches of Los Cabos safely. Not all beaches have lifeguards. For your safety, don’t swim alone and be aware of undertows and ocean currents. Never turn your back on the ocean and be aware of the sea as you walk the beach to be aware of rogue waves. Wear sun block, carry water with you and consider taking a hat. If you stop to picnic, please take trash out with you and consider collecting trash that others have left behind. Remember that driving on the beach in Mexico is illegal. Take pictures, leave footprints and enjoy!