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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” (83 reviews)
“dirt road” (28 reviews)
“fish” (204 reviews)
Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Santa Maria Beach you won my vote. As I have been to several beaches in Cabo San Lucas. So I wanted to try a new beach out. After walking around I came to Santa Maria Beach. One of the nicest beaches in the world. You...More

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No need to visit by tour if you have a rental. If you do drive to the beach, make sure to get there in time if you want to get one of the existing (free of charge) palapas. Getting there before 10 usually works, maybe...More

1  Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our luxury 4 hr cruise stopped here for a little over an hour for snorkling and lunch. We spent our time snorkling. So many fish down there! Loved this place!

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is too bad, as this lovely calm beach is undergoing the construction of a very large resort that goes right down to the top of the sand and covers about 2/3's of the width of the beach when you include the small beach front...More

Thank SFGiantslover
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is wonderful. It has a very good snorqueling area, there are many tours that arrive to do it. The beach has good access, and parking, has bathrooms and showers .. if you are lucky and there is water in them the facilities are...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach! There was a large parking lot and bathrooms (no water as of Jan 4th 2018). The beach is cove-shaped, so it doesn't feel too crowded and the waters are very calm with some of the best snorkeling around! Tour boats...More

1  Thank evanstontwins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great day here! Best snorkel spot! 100,000's of fish!! We took a cab from our hotel to this beautiful spot!

Thank Chelsea K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this beach by car since 1994 and have always come expecting hoards of fish among the reefs in this somewhat magical bay. What was once a quaint park in the mid-90’s, we have watched as development has encroached and vendors park boats...More

1  Thank Veinleisure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best beach we have found, thanks to the staff at AVIS in the MEGA parking lot! Great snorkelling, with a great mix of local and tourist visitors.

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic spot to swim and snorkel. Enjoy the clear water and the fish, just lovely. Great to take a picnic for a days outing. It can be reached by boat or car and is enjoyable for almost anyone.

Thank marilynnjsmith
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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
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.
Melissa J
7 July 2017|
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Response from merdhretired | Reviewed this property |
No, we usually pack a picnic.