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A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
Hwy 1 Km 11, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Playa Santa Maria is a beautifully owned must see government beach. Along highway 1 at kilometer 12. Bahía Santa María is located next to the former exclusive Hotel Twin Dolphin. Look for the beach access sign and follow the winding dirt road to the parking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 340jamalc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

By far one of the best beaches I have ever visited. BTW my wife is a sun worshiper. Super clean, immaculately maintained and could be an all day trip. That ONLY service provided is clean bathrooms at the parking lot 1/4 mile away. Bring drinks,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 738brandonp
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place We went there by boat and snorkeled there So many fish I tried to catch them but there’s no way Great place to visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wallybug61
Reviewed 1 week ago

More protected than Chileano Bay but just as nice. Snorkeling not as good but swimming is good. Beach is clean. did not see washrooms and showers here - may have just not noticed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Santa María for snorkel with Cabo Blue Trimaran and it was very fun, a thousand of fishes under you... Is amazing! Can't wait to come back, clean water and a beautiful beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank daniellayoselim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean facilities with an excellent swimming beach. Easy to get to with a rental car or Uber and not crowded.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Russ M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to this beach to snorkel after stopping at Walmart to buy cheap snorkel gear. Great beach to see beautiful fish!!! We walked out from the beach and had a great time

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank micheleghawkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This stunning beach is a short drive from the resorts in Cabo and is great for swimming/snorkeling right from the shore. There are bathrooms, a lifeguard, and a friendly guy that rents umbrellas and snorkel equipment for a reasonable price. The only thing to be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank L3897FCclaireg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the bus Ruta del Desierto from freeway 15 min to El Chileano Beach. Great snorkeling from the beach. We are here right now. There are around 5 snorkeling tours in the water, but no need to pay them to bring you here when there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mgmlake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read that this was a nice beach and not too busy compared to Chileno down the road. Really enjoyed ourselves here as it's a crescent shape with rock on either side so it's very pretty. The hawkers are few and far between as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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23 January 2019|
Response from Tjanoka62 |
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Response from cacoecarol | Reviewed this property |
I went in November and they were free, bring your own food and drinks
23 May 2018|
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Response from debbest1964 | Reviewed this property |
Easy enough to catch the bus there. Also there are taxis waiting everywhere outside your buildings. tell them to pick you up at a certain time and they will. We have always just rented a car while there.