The Many Beautiful Beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

You will find plenty of gorgeous beaches to roam and enjoy in Los Cabos. We have compiled some information for you, mentioning Cabo's most popular beaches. Be sure to protect yourself because the Cabo sun is strong. Also, some beaches are better and safer for swimming than others, so be careful.


Medano in front of the Hacienda and Melia Hotel is open to visitors of several resorts, lined with restaurants and beach shops, selling curios and renting all sorts of exotic water sports equipment. Jet skis, wind surfers, fishing boats, canoes and diving gear are all available.

Land's End in front of the Finisterra and Solmar Hotels and Terrasol condominiums on the peninsula's very tip is wide, smooth and wonderful for strolling, snoozing, sun-bathing and listening to the sound of the surf. Whale watching and enjoying the scenery are the favorite pastimes.

Lover's Beach , Playa de Amor, is small and sparkling. Most people arrive by boat from the dock at Cabo San Lucas though you can get there by hiking over the rocks on Land's End beaches from the Hotel Solmar. This is the only place where you walk from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean in a matter of seconds. The contrast is unforgettable.

Los Arcos is for body surfers. But be prepared. The road from the highway to the beach is rough. A real adventure. Bring lunch!

Whale's Head, Cabeza de Ballena, for sport fishing and snorkeling, or just relaxing. Shipwreck, Playa Barco Varado, Km. 9.5. In 1964 a Japanese freighter found an unfortunate home here. Now fishing, diving, snorkeling, swimming and surfing can be found here.

Widow's Beach, Playa de las Viudas, Km. 11, is great for swimming. It is a little known beach and is an insider favorite. Tidepools with interesting marine life make it an underwater explorer's dream. Suitable for families and children.

Tequila Cove at Cabo Real is about midway through the Corridor, where the Cabo Real Resort is located, with its miles of desireable beach. This cove is where you will see the Melia Cabo Real Resort and the Hilton Hotel. Good swimming and watersports. Rentals right on the beach.

Santa Maria Bay , Km. 12 near the Hotel Twin Dolphin, is one of the world's most beautiful bays. Vermilion mountains drop into the water at either side of this perfect moon-shaped beach. Also a protected marine sanctuary. Excellent beach for family swimming, snorkeling and diving. Bring your own picnic. Make a day of it.

Chileno, Km. 15 by what used to be the famous Hotel Cabo San Lucas, this long and flat beach is great for swimming, diving, waterskiing and surfing. Great for all levels of snorkelers and divers. Local guides will help you on your way, and you can rent your snorkeling gear at the nearby dive shop.

Buenos Aires, is a brilliant expanse of beach, good for surfing and strolling; not swimming. Great for whale watching.

Palmilla lies just north of Hotel Palmilla. Naturally protected and ideal for swimming, diving, or snorkeling. Sports equipment available for rent. It's also the launching pad for the Palmilla fleet, one of the finest in the world.

Acapulquito , The "Hot" surfing beach. If it's too rough for your tastes, don't worry...people-watching makes up for it. Costa Azul Beach is a favorite with local surfers. San José del Cabo's fishing fleet is based here and at daybreak it's a sight worth seeing as the armada chases the newborn sun.


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