del Amore: "Lovers Beach", as it translates, was voted one of
10 best beaches in all of Mexico by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.
Playa del Amore lies close to the very tip of Cabo and can only
be reached by boat or a very difficult rock climb over rugged
headlands. It is perhaps the most photographed area that appears
in most ads of Cabo. At low tide you can pass through the famous
arch (El Arco)to the Pacific. Swimming is generally safe only
on the Sea of Cortex side facing the bay. This is also a popular
Solmar: This long straight streach of beach faces the Pacific
and due to heavy surf and strong under tow is perhaps a beach
for sunbathing & joging. Most of the time this beach lacks people
so if you want it quiet, you’ll only hear the crashing of waves
pounding the sand. Access to this beach is via the road to Hotel
El Medano: "Dune Beach", as it translates, is perhaps the most
popular "in-town" beach Cabo. El Medano runs several miles along
the Bay of San Lucas from Hotel Hacienda beyond Club Cascadas
and is perhaps the safest beach for swimming and other water recreation.
On the weekends the beach is very crowded so if you plan to spend
the day, go early and find your spot. There are palapa bars and
restaurants along the beach and pleanty of venders so you can
sun and shop at the same time. Access to this beach is anywhere
from Hacienda to Casacadas.
beaches are in the corridor from Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del
Cabo. Some of these are hidden coves or below sand dunes and not
visible from the highway, Mexican 1. To gain access to these beaches
the Mexican government has placed signs that say "Accesso a Playa"
and sometimes the name is posted. We have listed the nearest Km.
marker on Mexican 1 as you leave Cabo heading northeast toward
San Jose Del Cabo for your reference. Be advised that not all
beaches are suitable for swimming.
Cemetario: This beach is northeast of Cabo and offers beautiful
golden white sand and peaceful swimming without the crowds of
El Medano. Access this beach at Km. 4
Cabo Bello: @ Km. 6
Barco Varado: "Shipwreck Beach" @ Km. 9-10
Playa Twin Dolphin: "Las Viudas" or "Windows Beach" @ Km. 11-12
Santa Maria: @ Km. 12 Playa Punta Chileno: @ Km. 14
Del Tule: @ Km.15
Cantamar: @ Km. 16
Playa Costa Brava: @ Km. 17
El Zalate: @ Km. 17
San Carlos: @ Km. 19
El Mirador: @ Km. 20
Buenos Aires: @ Km. 22
Playa Punta Bella: @ Km. 24
Arroyo Seco or Punta Palmilla: @ Km. 26
Acapulquito: @ Km. 27
Costa Azul: "Zippers" @ Km. 29, one of the best, long, straight
stretches of beach near the Mykonos and La Jolla condominium projects.
Probably the most dependable surfing area.
remember that the beaches can be very dangerous even for the best
of swimmers and never turn your back on the ocean. Be sure to
check weather conditions, as safety changes with the weather.
Typically there are no lifeguards at the beaches. If you like
to swim, the pools at the hotels are the best bet for safety.