Los Cabos Beaches

Along the corridor that connects San Jose to Cabo san Lucas, there are many beautiful beaches. A wide variety of activities - take a walk by the seashore; enjoy a swim, scuba dive or snorkel to explore the sea. There is also surfing, windsurfing or boat rides.

The following are in order from Cabo San lucas to San Jos´┐Ż Del Cabo.


Large beach on the Pacific Ocean with strong currents is not suited for swimming but excellent for sunbathing and admiring the whales during the winter months.

Play Amor (Lovers Beach)

Very near the famous arches. Its peaceful waters characterize this beach. It is ideal for swimming & snorkeling. There are no facilities so take along lunch & any beverages you may need.

El Medano Beach

The quiet waters make it ideal for swimming. There are rentals of equipment such as snorkel gear, jet skis. You can take excursions for scuba diving or ride on glass bottom boats.

Play Cementerio (Cemetery Beach)

Has very white sand and is good for swimming.

Vista de los Arcos (View from the Arches)

Km.5 rock beach - off road vehicle required to get to the beach. (Not recommended.)

Cabeza Ballena (Whale's Head Beach)

Km.7 - located at the northeast point of San Lucas Bay. It offers a splendid view of the Sea of Cortez. Ideal for fishing & snorkeling.

Playa Barco Barado (Shipwreck Beach)

Km 9.5 - you will see the remains of a Japanese fishing boat that ran aground in 1964. Great for fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and surfing.

Playa de las Viudas (Widow's Beach)

Very near the Twin Dolphin Hotel and it is excellent for swimming.

Santa Maria Bay

Km. 12 - ideal for snorkeling - great for swimming. Take a lunch and spend a day. There is not much protection from the sun so take a hat and good sunscreen.

Chileno Beach

Km. 14 - marked by a highway sign -"Accesso A La Playa Arroyo El Tule" - This beach has both rock and sand bottom. You are able to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, water ski and surf. Very nice.

Surfing Beach

Km. 16 - as its name applies - long smooth surf.

Bledito Beach

Km. 19 - Also known as Tequila Cover! Good for camping & fishing.

Palmilla Beach

Km. 27.5 - Near the Palmella Hotel. The beach is Excellent for all water sports and there are equipment rentals.

Costa Azul Beach

Km. 28.8 - Is a favorite surfing beach!! It is not recommended for swimming. Use caution if you find that the surf is down!

The Estuary

Located by the Stouffer Presidente Hotel. This lagoon is a paradise for exploring and enjoying nature.

La Playita

There is a lovely beach here where the fishing fleet is located. It is not good for swimming but a great place to walk and just look for shells. a great place to walk and just look for shells.

There are many beaches out East Cape, but an off road vehicle is necessary. Do not attempt this with a rental vehicle unless it is a jeep!!