After months of waiting we are finally making our way down to Cabo.
Is the ocean at freezing yet? Or ok to swim?
The ocean doesn't freeze in Cabo, even in the winter. The water temperature gradually decreases from January thru June, then begins to rise. Robust swimmers can play in the water year round. The warmest water is reported to be in October & November, but I haven't yet had the pleasure of swimming in Cabo's bathtub temp water in those months.
Aside from the temperature, not all of Cabos waters are safe for swimming, some very strong currents and rough seas. Do some research on here to find out what is swimmable and what is not.
Add that and then cool pacific water and it can get a bit chilly around Feb / March.
It should be okay to swim on a Sunny / hot day at 85 degrees but will not be the most comfortable thing ever. The waters might be a bit warmer around San Jose although I've never been in the ocean there.
I didn't get on the water but our friend went out almost everyday and loved it. We went to Chileno Bay one day and lots of people were snorkling and swimming there. It is on the cool side. Not warm like Hawaii water but not bad once you get in(I was told..hehe).
Just returned and I found the water to be ok at Medano and Lover's beaches. It's not the warmest but it wasn't cold. Once in you will find yourself playing around for a long time.
As for safe Medano Beach and Lover's Beach are really safe. Medano Beach was very calm. Lot's of families playing in the water. They say not to swim in the water on the other side of Lover's beach(Divorce beach). I did anyways. So did a lot of others. In fact I had the most fun there than I've had anywhere else in a loooooooong time! I can see why they advise people to stay out of the surf. It has a current. If you have ever been to Sandy Beach on the eastern shore of Oahu than this would be child's play. Sandy Beach would be a place that I warn people not to play unless they are up to code! But at Divorce Beach as long as you know how to handle the waves and crests than you will be riding them all day!!!
Hope this helps
-Sunny(missing Cabo since 2/25/09)
Sunny ~ in another message, Tooley posted that the waves on Solmar Beach (a few hundred yards from Divorce Beach) were not the wonderful huge crashing waves that she usually sees this time of year. It seems that the Pacific side was unusually calm in the latter part of February, and that's why swimming at Divorce Beach was do-able. Please take care if you visit Cabo again and think the waves will be the same. People have died and will continue to die as they underestimate the power of the ocean; I certainly don't want to read a report about you!
Divorce Beach: loscabosguide.com/beaches/divorcebeach.htm
Solmar Beach: …photobucket.com/albums/…SolMarBeach02.jpg (Divorce Beach is past the big rock at the end. This is not a "swimmable" day!)
PacificNWFamily - Thanks for the heads up. I was really wondering why people was so against swimming at Divorce Beach. I would never recommend anyone to swim in water with very strong currents.
If your friend is correct than I wasn't swimming in the *true* pacific surf of Divorce Beach. From what I experienced recently the surf at Divorce Beach is tranquil compared to the conditions at Sandy Beach in Oahu. I must also mention that I would never get in the water at North Shore during the winter. It will remind you of a washing machine. I wouldn't even go near the water there! Is it similar at Divorce Beach when the current is *wild*???
I just had so much fun in it......But will take your advice on how it normally is.....
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