Medano Beach

Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas: Address, Medano Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Medano Beach
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This beach is famous for its soft white sands and warm, calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
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Cristina P
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Medano beach is stunningly beautiful and safe for swimming. We were in Cabo in June and experienced manta rays breaching from the water along the shore line. There is a stretch of beach reserved for turtle nesting. Past Medano beach, there is mass development along the coastline. Hopefully conservation efforts are implemented in those areas to preserve what little wilderness coastline is left.
Written 25 June 2022
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Anthony B
Buckeye, AZ4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The beach itself was beautiful. A little bit of a high-tide, but we weren't swimming so no problems. My wife bought a San Lucas hat and cover-up for a pretty good deal; they were willing to negotiate. We did a glass bottom boat experience that was really cool!! We were on the boat La Bruja with Captain Miguel. He took us to the Arch, Lover's Beach (and Divorce Beach on the other side), Pelican Rock, and we saw some "Mexican Water Chihuahuas" (sea lions).

When we got back, we decided to eat at Mango Deck. It looked bustling, but we didn't know what to expect from the place. The food, pretty great! The atmosphere......kind of an adult experience. Not a place I suggest taking anyone under 18. Beware of them pushing tequila and jello shots in your face, and some "light touching" once you take a shot. It wasn't bad, just unexpected because we noticed other younger children there.

We enjoyed ourselves and would definitely be willing to go back.

FYI, we came from San Jose side and with 4 people we took a taxi that was $80 round-trip. We tried Uber, but they all only fit 3 people and would have been $88 if we split cars...so in this case the taxi was cheaper.
Written 12 June 2022
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Keith S
Fort Lauderdale, FL39 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The view of El Fin de la Tierra is stunning, and the water is a beautiful cobalt blue that lightens to turquoise at the shore. The sand is a bit gritty and yellow, and although not the white powder one finds in Sarasota, I'm fine with that.

However, the water can be quite treacherous! The undertow is incredibly strong. It will wipe you off your feet and drag you into the tumbling waves in a heartbeat. In many places the beach has a steep incline that enhances the undertow and literally makes it an uphill battle to escape the waves without falling back into that wave rinse cycle.
Written 25 May 2022
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Amit-Sheetal
San Francisco, CA297 contributions
Dec 2021
We stayed at Pueblo Bonito Rose right on Medano beach. Amazingly clear and beautiful water - warm most times. Perfect way to spend your time in Cabo
Written 22 May 2022
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toga1k
San Francisco, CA2,979 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Great beach close to downtown CSL and marina. Good to get an umbrella and a few beers to relax on the beach and dip in the water.
Lots of vendors selling all kinds of goodies including massage too. Beautiful scenery.
Written 16 May 2022
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Renuka R
Fiji73 contributions
Apr 2022
Nice clean beach. Good for swimming. Not very crowded mid week in April. Not too many vendors bothering us that was nice. Had a relaxing day at the beach. Choices of places to eat and drink.
Written 26 April 2022
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Susan S
16 contributions
Mar 2022
It smelled like sewage by Mango Deck & Casa Dorada. Ate at Casa Dorada got sick. Cabo & San Jose has an issue with sewage smell also. Condos houses have same issue poop smell coming from the pipes in the bathrooms & kitchen. The infrastructure can not keep up with the growth. Rented a house by Costco newer very nice house but 2 of the 3 bathrooms smelled like sewage. It basically smells like poop most of the places.
Written 10 April 2022
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Terri C
Missoula, MT54 contributions
Mar 2022
Medana beach was a great place to swim for the afternoon. The are lots of vendors but a kind no thank you and they are off to next customer.
Written 28 March 2022
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skink
Falls Church, VA482 contributions
Mar 2022
Maybe it was the time of year (during Spring Break) but a day at Medano Beach was just not all that enjoyable. While it is a very long and beautiful beach, the day we went it was loud, crowded, full of young, drunk American students and chock-a-block with local vendors coming up you every 30 seconds offering something for sale or massages. To be polite you had to constantly respond with "no gracias." I don't begrudge people trying to make an honest living and I hope at the end of the day they earn enough to feed their families, but it does not make for a relaxing day at the beach for a visitor to Cabo.
Written 25 March 2022
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Mitzi L
Kingsland, TX11 contributions
Feb 2022
I really like this quiet little beach. The sand is really deep to walk in and the water is so blue. Gotta watch out for the rip tide, though.
Written 23 March 2022
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