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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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2 Tank Dive for Certified Divers in Los Cabos
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US$ 68.98*
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Los Cabos Breakfast Snorkel Cruise
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US$ 108.99*
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Los Cabos Luxury Snorkel and Lunch Cruise
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my favorite beach in Cabo. It's swimmable, you can snorkel here, it's easy to find, plenty of parking and new bathrooms (by the parking lot). Once you park, you do have to walk down a paved pathway to get to the beach. There...More

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well they have finally done it! Just left annual vacation in Cabo and went to Santa Maria for a day of relaxation and snorkeling. Completely surrounded by a damn resort! Yes it is now surrounded and a wall built down on the beach with the...More

Thank Farrell T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Maria has changed a lot over the years. When I visited last month, construction was underway for hotels and/or condos. The path from the new parking lot down to the beach is longer than from the old dirt parking lot, but it’s paved. (Keep...More

Thank PacificNWFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach has recently been upgraded with a new parking lot, rest rooms,showers and sidewalk to the beach. Snorkeling to the right side of the beach was awesome. The water temperature was at least 10 degrees warmer than that at Cabo San Lucas.

2  Thank JANET V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for snorkeling and they have a nice reef as well. We arrived here via Cabo Escape - Breakfast Snorkel Cruise and had a great time since there are lots of fish and will get near you so you can get some great shots of...More

1  Thank Lovesbeach_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well marked beach- easy to find. Plentiful parking and new, clean restroom facilities. Meandering paved path past new condo construction takes you directly to a breathtaking cove like beach. While it is a 5 star view--this beach is NOT sand but small rocks. They are...More

2  Thank SunnydaysLewes_DE
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

whereas it is true that this beach is gorgeous you have to be careful because there is a lot of crime going on in cabo. we became victim of a criminal guard who was employed by the maravilla next to the beach robbing my wallet...More

2  Thank drfrd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WE got there later in the morning but for $10 you can rent an umbrella for the day from a local vendor. There is construction going on right behind you at a resort on the beach which was annoying....avoid the construction areas and you should...More

2  Thank dadamiec
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Clear water. Busy bay with snorkeling tours. Go to the reefs at south end of beach for best experience.

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you want to swim in the Sea of Cortez, you can do it here. It gets crowded and parking becomes difficult, so it's best to arrive early. Combination of locals and visitors, no food/drink vendors, so come prepared.

1  Thank Drea_G82
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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.