The Fab Five
A quick guide to
Los Cabos’ best beaches
By Kristin Klaus
With more than 50 miles of spectacular strands, cerulean-colored waters, and bountiful sea life, it is hard to find another place that offers such diversity as Los Cabos. In fact, four of USA Today’s “10 Best Mexican Beaches” are right here. Here are just a handful of our amazing beaches:
Médano Beach (Playa el Médano)
Known as the most swimmable beach in Cabo San Lucas, Médano Beach is where the action is. There are plenty of beachside watering holes and eateries to visit. Besides thirst quenchers and the great people watching, Médano Beach also offers a ton of water sport activities such as Jet Skiing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor)
Lover’s Beach is located right near Land’s End on the Sea of Cortés side. It is accessible only by water taxi, and you can get dropped off and will have a great view of the crystal blue waters. You can go swimming, snorkeling, or cross over the sands to the Pacific side to experience Divorce Beach (Playa del Divorcio). The waves here are beautiful and there are a bunch of great photo opportunities, but Divorce Beach is not suitable for swimming.
Palmilla Beach (Playa Palmilla)
Located along the 20-mile stretch known as the tourist corridor, Palmilla Beach rests inside a tranquil crescent-shaped bay. It’s the best swimming beach near San José del Cabo, and, with more than a mile of protected shore, it’s the longest swimming beach in this area. It’s great for families, snorkeling, kayaking, and just relaxing. Snorkeling and diving equipment can be rented at the dive shop located just before the One&Only Palmilla hotel grounds.
Chileno Bay (Playa Chileno)
The calm turquoise waters of Chileno Bay are extremely popular. Also located just off the corridor and situated between Palmilla Beach and Santa María Beach, Chileno is ideal for swimming and all other water activities. There’s a reef that’s perfect for snorkeling and spearfishing. Float in the sparkling waters or wade in the tide pools to view all kinds of fish, sea urchins, starfish, and more!
Santa María Beach (Playa Santa María)
Santa María Beach is the closest to Cabo San Lucas, and it is tucked between two bluffs. The peaceful horseshoe-shaped bay is a protected marine sanctuary and is excellent for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Look for the beach access sign along the tourist corridor and follow the dirt road to the parking area. The beautiful protected cove is just a short walk from here.
So what are you waiting for? Come on down and visit one or even all of these remarkable Los Cabos beaches.