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50 Los Cabos Magazine | Summer 2016 Joseph A. Tyson O U T D O O R S Santa María is a lovely horseshoe-shaped beach, a breathtaking spot to spread a beach towel and lather on the sunscreen. Water taxis (called pangas locally) are the cheapest transportation option. Warning: While safe swimming and excellent snorkeling are available off Lover’s Beach, visitors should avoid the water on the Pacific Ocean side due to strong rip currents. Bahía Chileno (Chileno Bay) Why: Chileno is the most popular beach along the coastal corridor that connects cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. It’s not surprising since the beach is a beautiful place to spend a summer day. It’s Blue Flag–certified for cleanliness, safety, and water quality by the IMNC (a Mexican regulatory agency) and also offers superb swimming and snorkeling. When: For the full Chileno experience, visit on weekend afternoons, when local and visiting families blanket the beautiful beach, clustering under shade-giving palapas and wading into the warm blue water. Where: Chileno Beach is located just off the highway, at about km 14, along the Tourist Corridor. Bahía Santa María (Santa María Bay) Why: This lovely horseshoe-shaped beach has, like nearby Chileno, possibly lost a bit of its natural luster due to recent hotel development. Nonetheless, it’s a breathtaking


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