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The Best Beaches of Los Cabos

DESTINATION | Published on 22/01/2020
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The Baja Peninsula has miles and miles of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, from popular spots with bars and watersports to secluded bays with coral reefs. Cabo San Lucas is one of the most visited destinations on the peninsula with its elegant all-inclusive resorts and family-friendly activities. Here, you can relax and play on the safe beaches in Cabo right in front of your hotel or explore the beautiful beaches that are secluded in coves further away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Let this guide to the best beaches in Cabo San Lucas 2020 inspire adventures on your next vacation.

Lover’s Beach

One of the most iconic beaches in Los Cabos is Lover’s Beach, located at Land’s End where the tip of the Baja Peninsula disappears into the sea. While the Sea of Cortez side is one of the safe beaches in Cabo for swimming, rough waves on the Pacific Ocean side give the opposite beach the name Divorce Beach. Because these beach locations are only reachable by boat, many tours are available to take you out past iconic rock formations like El Arco, Pelican Rock, and Neptune’s Finger.

Santa Maria Beach

Just past the main city of Los Cabos, you can easily visit more of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, several of these beach locations begin a short taxi or bus ride away. Santa Maria Beach is a prime destination for snorkeling. Within a sheltered bay, many tropical fish swim among coral reefs in the calm waters. 

Medano Beach

One of the best beaches in Cabo San Lucas 2020 continues to be Medano Beach, a large crescent-shaped stretch of sand in front of the city’s top resorts filled with volleyball games, joggers, and lifeguards. Lining the beach, you’ll find popular beach clubs like The Office and Mango Deck where you can kick back with a drink in between dips in the sea. Vendors along the beach sell souvenirs and rent watersports equipment. Despite all the activity on the beach, it’s a designated Blue Flag beach, an international certification recognizing different beach locations as being clean and safe with environmental protection and educational efforts. 

Chileno Beach

Chilano Beach is another popular snorkeling spot, and while many Cabo tours stop here, you can also easily visit it on your own. Within the bay, the water is calm, making it one of the safe beaches in Cabo for swimming. The beach has several vendors with umbrellas and snacks as well as a public restroom, which is perfect for those spending the day at Chileno Beach, and there are also several nearby restaurants where you can grab a bite and a cold drink.

Balandra Beach

For travelers seeking the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, a day at Balandra Beach is a must. While getting here requires two busses or a tour with companies like Sun Rider Tours and Deep Baja, a day trip here is worth it. Balandra has a large, shallow bay surrounded by a soft beach and rugged mountain. Since it’s no deeper than your knees, it’s the ideal spot for relaxing or renting a kayak or paddleboard. Because it’s a protected area, there are no restaurants and shop, but vendors have carts with snacks and drinks and can even bring you an ice cream while you paddle across the bay.

Costa Azul (swim and surf, in June Los Cabos Open Surf competition)

The coast of Mexico is known for its surfing hotspots, and in the Baja Peninsula, Costa Azul is one of the most popular spots to catch a wave. In June, the Los Cabos Open Surf Competition takes over the beach, and stopping by to watch the pros is one of the highlights of the Cabo events calendar. You can even try it out on your own with a rental or lesson from Costa Azul Surf School.

Visiting a variety ofthe best beaches in Cabo San Lucas 2020will help you see more of the beauty and diversity of Baja California Sur. Whether you check out the ones close to the city or explore further away, you’ll find that each of these beautiful beaches has its own charm and energy.

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