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Santa Maria Beach

Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful beach one of the most beautiful beaches we've seen in mexico and definitely a must visit if you are in cabo

Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Like Bahia Chileno, this place has become much more main stream and had almost 100 people on a Tuesday afternoon. Last time we were here there was 1 other person and that was only 5 years ago. The waves can get really rough and water...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We came for the snorkeling but unfortunately the undertow was too strong (tropical depression Jova is moving out). Weather was beaufitul, beach is amazing. Very low key and hidden jewel. Must check it out if you are in Cabo. We got there at 11am on...More

Thank mariagsanchez1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Most of the boat trips stop here for the snorkling, or you can hire a taxi to drop you off and pick you up at an agreed time. The fish are close to the shore, and numerous and diverse. Parasols are for hire, and there...More

Thank joetidd
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This beach area has been renovated within the last couple of years and has easy clean access. It is a beautiful little cove excellent for swimming and snorkeling. No riptides.

Thank briankeithparrish
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

By far our favourite beach near Los Cabos. Amazing water. Great for snorkelling. The entire family loved it.

Thank MichouS77
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Palapas available (if you get there early) and a bathroom nearby.We rented a car, parked it in the now paved parking area, and had a wonderful time snorkeling -- lots of pretty fish to see!

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This a a beautiful beach where you can do snorkel. It has a spectacular view.. when you rent a snorkel tour at the marina they will bring you here,so just rent a car and get there yourself

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

there's ongoing construction (looks like cottages or another resort) so close to the beach you can smell burning pitch or resin. i presume once it's done the beach will be over crowded. meanwhile, (as of July 2017) it's very clean, free with parking lot, life...More

Thank Al L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

this beach is a little bit hidden from the rest but it is so relaxing that i have to admit it is a hidden gem in cabo

Thank goldenboyalpha0
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Melissa J
7 July 2017|
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Response from merdhretired | Reviewed this property |
No, we usually pack a picnic.
5 February 2017|
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Response from mtbguy44 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I did not respond sooner. Hope you had a nice trip without any incidents.
Nancy B
15 August 2016|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
It's only a 15 minute taxi ride to Santa Maria bay from the marina but you will need snorkel gear. If you have time to book a catamaran cruise into the bay from the marina that is the most fun and includes lunch.