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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 good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (25 reviews)
“porta potties” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 1 Km 24, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
CONTACT
+52 1 624 358 3333
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"beautiful beach"
in 25 reviews
"porta potties"
in 7 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 7 reviews
"blue flag"
in 3 reviews
"palapas for shade"
in 3 reviews
"nice sand"
in 3 reviews
"easy swimming"
in 3 reviews
"local families"
in 4 reviews
"san jose"
in 15 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 3 reviews
"cabo area"
in 3 reviews
"los cabos"
in 5 reviews
"swimmable"
in 21 reviews
"waves"
in 29 reviews
"snorkeling"
in 36 reviews
"vendors"
in 19 reviews
"undertow"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found out about this beach by asking some of our hotel staff where they take their own families for a beach day...So glad we asked! We, like so many other tourists in the area, were at a hotel with a "black flag" (not safe...More

Thank Nicole V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach, easily accessible by public transportation from the hotelera zone. We enjoyed their free huts with straw roof ... so cute but you have to arrive before 10am to get one! They also have free showers and washrooms. Don't forget to bring food and...More

3  Thank Isabelle_VcBC
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went here on a Thursday afternoon. The beach was spotless and obviously well kept. It was not crowded at all. You will need to bring an ice chest with you. The water was chilly but bearable and the surf was easy to swim in....More

4  Thank David N
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Easiest and calmest beach to access in May. Not much shade and just ok restrooms compared to other beaches in area.

1  Thank mrfdrf
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

safe swimming beach with roped off area. updated bathhouse with restrooms and showers. a great mix of locals and tourists.

Thank cabodoug
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous swimming beach. We walked here from Costa Azul on the beach. That’s a long walk you only can do at low tide since you have to walk around 3 rocky outcrops. About 2 miles. There are 8 free standing palapas for shade if available....More

Thank nekomau
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Went a few times on vacation. One of few non rocky beaches with softer sand. Had a hard time finding it. PSA: To get there get off an Palmilla resort off hwy 1 (make left on top of ramp if headed south) and head through...More

1  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The beach is gorgeous. Soft sand but with rocks in the water. Very swimmable and a nice little reef for snorkeling. You can rent an umbrella and chair for $15. No food. No drinks. Bring everything you think you need. Clean bathrooms and showers. Easy...More

Thank Prentice L
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Waves are fun but not too big for children. Quite swimable. I even saw some fish with mask and snorkel despite the waves. Nice bath house (looks new) with wash rooms and outdoor showers. No food so bring your own.

Thank smac87
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Personally I feel this is the nicest beach in San Jose - San Lucas area. Gentle gradient into the water, seldom rough waves, ample parking, life guards and decent restrooms and showers. No restaurant as of yet but I’ve heard talk of that possibility.

1  Thank Mark C
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ericaleahaikara
12 August 2018|
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Response from Isabelle_VcBC | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t go to « The one and only Palmilla ». We only went to the beach called « playa Palmilla ». There is nothing to eat nor drink; nothing for sale at this beach. I recommend that you ask locals as most of them speak... More
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Nikzleez
30 May 2018|
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Response from chelyn_md | Reviewed this property |
Hi you need goto San Jose Del cabo its near to and yes i recommeded water shoes and need umbrellas and chairs cos not arrend in the place
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skykid
16 March 2018|
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thanks !! where from the Plaza downtown exactly do i find these? and what number to take. will the bus driver know the beach or hotel this is at.?? i read there are better beaches ro snorkle as i am a diver too but dont want... More
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