Los Cabos Beaches: Extraordinary Natural Scenery

Verónica Santamaría Rodríguez

Los Cabos beaches

Los Cabos beachesLos Cabos, located on the tip of the State of Baja California is one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations in Mexico. It offers the opportunity to enjoy miles of amazing beaches of sparkling blue waters, next to deserts and the most unique rock formations and landscapes, the perfect setting to enjoy abeach vacation.

Los Cabos beachesThe beaches in this unique destination are one of the main attractions for those who like to enjoy thisnatural wonder. There are beaches of all kinds, each one with unique features that offer a variety of options to the tourist eager to enjoy the warm waters. Come and take part in aquatic sports and activities, go for a long walk, spend a day with the family or enjoy a romantic time off with your loved one.

The exotic environment in Los Cabos will allow you to discover captivating beaches of pristine waters and warm golden sand located in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the Tourist Corridor. Here is a list of some of the best beaches in Los Cabos:

In Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos beachesEl Medano Beach

In Cabo San Lucas, El Medano Beach is one of the safest and most popular beaches to swim at. It is close to downtown and offers a great variety of water sports such as kayaking, riding wave runners, parasailing and many other beach activities. Restaurants, bars and beach vendors can be found at this lively beach. El Medano Beach has an exciting atmosphere where the party never ends!

Lover's Beach

Los Cabos beachesThis is one of the most wonderful and astonishing beaches in all of Cabo San Lucas that you absolutely must come and see. Located behind the Land's End Arch, access to Lover's Beach is only by water taxi from El Medano Beach or from the Cabo San Lucas marina. Swimming and snorkeling can only be done on the bay side of the Sea of Cortez since the Pacific Ocean side (where Divorce Beach is) is quite dangerous for water activities. Lover's Beach is perfect for spending a complete day with your loved one, relaxing while admiring the fascinating landscape and the crashing waves.

Los Cabos beachesDivorce Beach

This beach with the interesting name is located on the Pacific Coast, just a short walk from the Lover's Beach. It is impossible to swim here due to the strong currents and rip tides that are formed along this coast. The beach, however, is an excellent place to take a long walk on the golden sand, relax and sunbathe. Access here is only by water taxi from the Cabo San Lucas marina or from El Medano Beach.

Los Cabos beachesSolmar Beach

A wide stretch of sandy beach that runs from the Land's End on the Pacific Ocean where you can enjoy amazing sunsets, a long walk or the fresh breeze. Playa Solmar is not suitable for swimming but if you're lucky, you might get to see the gray whales from January to March. Hotels like Solmar, Hotel Finisterra and Playa Grande Resort are located on Playa Solmar and offer excellent services, all for an incredible vacation.


On the Tourist Corridor (between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo)

Los Cabos beachesChileno Beach

This beach is well known for its abundant marine life where you can find sea urchins, sponges, moray eels and other marine species. It is excellent for snorkeling, diving and kayaking, as well as for other activities such as leisurely strolls, a beach run or a swim. Enjoy a relaxing rest in the palm groves at Chileno Beach.


Los Cabos beachesPlaya Las Viudas (Widows' Beach)

The shoreline features rock formations and a gentle swell, making Widows' Beach a swimmable one. It is not suitable, however, for small children since it is rocky and hard to get around.

Los Cabos beachesPalmilla Beach

At this crescent-shaped bay, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, strolling or just spending some time relaxing can be enjoyed. This striking beach is one of the longestbeaches here on the Tourist Corridor and is suitable for swimming. It is also one of the most popular and the preferred choice of locals.

Los Cabos beachesCosta Azul Beach

Located on the Tourist Corridor, this beach is ideal for sport fishing and wind surfers. It has different zones classified for beginners, intermediates and advanced surfers. Snorkeling or horse back riding can also be enjoyed at Costa Azul, when the tide is calmer.

Los Cabos beachesSanta Maria Beach

Santa Maria Beach is a must when traveling to Los Cabos. This horseshoe-shaped bay is surrounded by large rocky formations and is great for those traveling in group. This aquamarine beach may have its occasional swells but it's still lovely and is a protected marine sanctuary, where you can learn more about underwater life.


In San José del Cabo

Los Cabos beachesPlaya Hotelera (Hotel Beach)

This long beachfront in San Jose del Cabo is a close to the Historic Center and is not recommended for swimming. It is, however, perfect for walks along the beach and very popular for joggers. There are no water activities but volleyball is very common here. If you have children, you can find a lot to do around Hotel Beach like visiting the San Jose estuary, where there is a great variety of flora and fauna to see.

Los Cabos beachesLa Playita (The Little Beach)

La Playita is a fishermen's town that is being transformed into Puerto Los Cabos, a new project with luxurious hotels, golf courses and marinas. La Playita Beach is located east of the estuary in San Jose del Cabo. At this beach, watch local fishermen fish in an age-old fashion with nets. For the most part, it is a safe to swim here except during some months when there are heavy swells and the tide is high.

When you travel to this tourist destination, visit at least one of these incredible beaches. Los Cabos' beaches have a lot to offer, depending on what you are looking for: excitement, tranquility, water activities or just time to relax and admire the impressive natural scenery of the striking beauty of Los Cabos.