Santa Maria Beach, Cabo San Lucas

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Snorkel on Santa Maria Beach a horseshoe-shaped stretch of sand nestled between cactus-covered cliffs. A protected area, the secluded beach is a haven for marine life, so bring snorkelling gear to explore the calm, clear waters filled with tropical fish. Lounge on the soft golden sand, sunbathe, or swim in the sea. The beach is relatively remote and offers little shade, so bring plenty of food and water, as well as a beach umbrella. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Cabo San Lucas holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santa Maria Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Like Bahia Chileno, this place has become much more main stream and had almost 100 people on a Tuesday afternoon. Last time we were here there was 1 other person and that was only 5 years ago. The wav...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You can not leave Cape without visiting this beach, crystal clear water can snorkel, you can get in truck truck or boat
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  • August 13, 2017
    We came for the snorkeling but unfortunately the undertow was too strong (tropical depression Jova is moving out). Weather was beaufitul, beach is amazing. Very low key and hidden jewel. Must check it...  more »

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Accommodations in Cabo San fall into two categories--those with easy beach access and those with a view. If you're mostly interested in swimming or diving, head to the neighborhood of El Medano Ejidal, where you can choose from a smorgasbord of luxury beach resorts and mid-range hotels. To take advantage of the area's dramatic scenery, look south to the cliff-top neighborhood of Pedregal, home to countless private rentals. For something more budget-friendly, check the streets in the city center, where the lack of sea views will be compensated with easy access to the city's best nightlife.
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