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Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

Highway 1 Km 24, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 1 624 358 3333
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Beautiful white sand beach with calm, sheltered waters perfect for diving and snorkeling.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (27 reviews)
“public beach” (9 reviews)
Highway 1 Km 24, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 1 624 358 3333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After leaving Cabo this beach was a welcome change. Great parking lot and bathrooms. Quiet. Nice for swimming. A must do.

Thank trumancat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really great beach for playing in sand and swimming. The water is fairly calm and warm so it makes for good swimming. There are also some rocks that provide good exploring. The beach area was really damaged a couple years ago by...More

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Conditions are variable here. We knew that going in. The overall beach itself was great, though there was some construction, it was only a minor delay going in. Lifeguards on duty, facilities, and sandy beach made for a nice start. But the snorkeling (the reason...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Palmilla Beach is around 4 km ‘s away from our rented condo; the taxi there and back was $20US each way not including tip . To rent an umbrella while at the beach was $20US. I found that quite pricey. It’s a nice beach that...More

Thank fiveinthefamily
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Palmilla Beach is one of the few swimming beaches in the area. The water is calm and warm. When we were there in November the water was 85. It's enjoyable--on a week end, you can expect to see a mix of tourists and local families...More

1  Thank I13JAmarym
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Our children wanted to go to a swimmable beach while in San Jose del Cabo. Everyone recommended Playa Palmilla. Very nice. There were even umbrellas and all water sport items for rent!

1  Thank colleenlehigh
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Although this is a swimmable beach it has a bit of an undertow close to shore. It also gets deep quick. My kids enjoyed it but if not a strong swimmer I recommend having a strong swimmer in between kids and the deep water. There...More

1  Thank chundell
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We visited in April of 2016 and it was one of the nicest beaches we have every been too. September 15th, very dangerous under tow and definitely not swim able due to recent storms in the area! Nobody out there except the friendly guy taking...More

Thank 13Jomama
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Nice beach that is more swim-able than the beach on our resort property. Undercurrent/undertow is manageable. Bring goggles or snorkeling gear as there are some nice rocks, corals and fish to be seen.

Thank Marc J
Reviewed 1 September 2017

There are lots of palapas for use if you need to get out of the sun, the sand is soft and the snorkeling is pretty good off to the right by the rocks. Easy swimming beach for the kids too, not too rough.

Thank sundivers
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8 August 2017|
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Response from FrasierC |
From a news report: A shooting at a popular beach in Mexico killed three people and wounded two others Sunday. Gunmen opened fire on a group of people at the entrance to Playa Palmilla in Los Cabos. Police evacuated the... More
29 July 2017|
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Response from indigokat | Reviewed this property |
No, but there fishermen and vendors renting chairs/umbrellas so it's not like it's a deserted beach and if you got into trouble there would be no one to yell to but there was no formal lifeguards that I recall.
27 April 2017|
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Response from indigokat | Reviewed this property |
You park right at the beach and it was free.