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Santa Maria Beach

Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (84 reviews)
“fish” (207 reviews)
“dirt road” (28 reviews)
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Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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"beautiful beach"
in 84 reviews
"fish"
in 207 reviews
"dirt road"
in 28 reviews
"tour boats"
in 41 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 20 reviews
"protected cove"
in 10 reviews
"lifeguard on duty"
in 10 reviews
"porta potties"
in 12 reviews
"small bay"
in 10 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 27 reviews
"palapas for shade"
in 9 reviews
"public beach"
in 26 reviews
"snorkeling beach"
in 10 reviews
"pretty beach"
in 9 reviews
"clear water"
in 19 reviews
"calm waters"
in 13 reviews
"snorkel gear"
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Reviewed yesterday

The beach here is lovely and clean, great for walking in the sand, right now the water is chilly but there are swimmers.

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to Santa Maria beach to do some snorkeling, beach was nice although the sand is really rough on the beach. The water was choppy that day, and the visibility was down but otherwise its a nice place to go, and it actually has bathroom...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must experience for the Cabo area. You can check this one off your bucket list. The water is clear and deep and the fish area within reach of your fingertips. The colors are vibrant and the water is warm. We picked up...More

1  Thank Donald N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is amazing, this is a public beach, however it is extremely clean, it has a wonderful view and a great vibe!!

Thank jokarlos1487
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach and great for snorkeling. IF you can get a private boat, which we did, see if you can find Martin around the PADI window near the end of the marina a short distance from Senor Frogs. He can be bartered with as many...More

Thank snorkelmore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here from recommendations and we were pleasantly surprised! We sat on the beach and had some snacks and after a few hours some of us ran back to the condo we were staying at and made some lunch and brought it back for...More

Thank djgreenberg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a bit of construction occurring. Sand is a challenge--deep, small pebbles but it is worth it! A gorgeous place to enjoy the ocean. Umbrellas, gorgeous water, great place to swim.

Thank aeldridge17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We fell in love with Santa Maria Beach several years ago and return each year to snorkel and relax on it's beautiful coral colored sand. Simply said, it is STUNNING! Because it is in a small cove, it is much smaller than Chileno beach just...More

1  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good snorkeling, peaceful beach. You can park in the large parking lot or get the bus to drop you off a short walk away.

Thank Junaido
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get here early to nab one of the 6 Palapas or bring your own umberella. Beautiful clean peaceful beach. There are Toilet facilities (lack of paper can be problematic) From late morning on, tourists boats anchor further out, beyond a 'roped off' area. We saw...More

Thank Shrinkette45
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LoriP20
12 February 2018|
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Response from snorkelmore | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you Goggle map it. Chileno beach is closer for you if you're staying in San Jose.and also a "very" nice place to snorkel.
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luckybeerlady
5 January 2018|
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Response from IMHUEY | Reviewed this property |
You could walk I guess but they are a few miles apart and several miles from cabo, I have never been on the sand beach of either to explore the area, I have only snorkled at both. The best beach in cabo is Mis Maloma... More
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Melissa Q
11 November 2017|
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Response from markallanemail | Reviewed this property |
All the answers I read were correct. At the time we went there was no charge for beach access or parking. No bar or food vendors around. Construction ongoing. Water is clear, but there is not much to see for snorkeling.
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