IN TOWN BEACHES
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 snorkling area.
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 Solmar.
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
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.