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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to rent a car at our resort and go to a beach to spend the day. It was beautiful at Santa Maria however the sand is very course and not too pleasant to walk on. The facility is nice in that there are...More

Thank Beachesrock2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were recommended to come to the "Pink Sand" beach. Gorgeous beach with crystal blue water. Not really sand per say, more like pebbles/ small stones. Was hard on the feet and HOT . There are no services on this beach. The washrooms are a...More

Thank TheKatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel recommended this beach to us for easy access and good facilities (i.e. bathrooms and showers, and covered "palapas" for us since my son is handicapped. I was so glad we came here. The handicapped access was great, and the beach was totally awesome....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitate to recommend it since I was hoping to keep it a secret, but it is better than the other ones close by. The There are no vendors. (Regretfully, not even massages.) Very quiet and the waves aren't as big. Decent snorkeling, especially if...More

Thank markallanemail
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking lot, showers and bathrooms are at the entrance of the Bay. There is an approximate 2 minute walk from the parking lot to the beach and although it seems longer it is a short jot. Bring your umbrella, ice chest and snacks because...More

Thank 619girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small bay is one exit away from Chileno Beach. Most snorkeling excursions stops here and/or Chileno Beach. The fish are not as aggressive here compared to Chileno. They do not swim so close to shore. Great thing about this place is that there are...More

Thank Bacong F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a snorkeling tour on a sail boat. No sailing. 90 people on board. They served alcohol before the snorkeling ( bad idea), no fins for snorkeling, Coral reefs are gone. Fish come because they through bread (not ecologic). Crowded beach. Not good for the...More

Thank 102Silvia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This looked like a very clean beach with some facilities. Very good area for snorkeling and diving. A swimming area is blocked off so boats don't run over swimmers. It looked like it gets a lot of boat traffic.

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The snorkeling was great! Beautiful fish and clear water. They are building what will be a beautiful resort there.

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And here is the reason: no hawkers selling you everything under the sun. There is no food here...bring your own. This is a quiet, serene beach. Snorkeling! Cabanas for shade. Parking. Easy walk on asphalt to the beach. Beautiful sand. We loved it here and...More

Thank cellofool
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We are visiting this beach by boat so I was looking for a place to snorkel from the beach. Do you know if you can do that from Chileno or another place? Also, what pharmacy did you go to for relief just in case we have the same problem. We will have 3 chldren with us and now I'm afraid to let them go. We are going next week. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Mel
5 February 2017|
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Response from mtbguy44 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I did not respond sooner. Hope you had a nice trip without any incidents.
Nancy B
We will be on a Cruise Ship with limited time. How far is Santa Maria Beach from ships? Are there taxis available?
15 August 2016|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
It's only a 15 minute taxi ride to Santa Maria bay from the marina but you will need snorkel gear. If you have time to book a catamaran cruise into the bay from the marina that is the most fun and includes lunch.
Is there a place to buy or rent snorkel gear without going on a paid tour.
18 June 2016|
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Response from JSprad8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a guy at the beach who rents snorkel equipment out. He sits under the cabanas. But to be safe if he's not there you should buy it at your resort, costco or walmart beforehand and take it with you.