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Santa Maria Beach, Cabo San Lucas

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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. Put Santa Maria Beach into our Cabo San Lucas trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Wonderful and swimmable beach. We snorkeled here with a sail trip with Cabo Adventures and came back to swim (such a shame one can swim off most of the hotel's beaches in Cabo) We liked that we... 
    Wonderful and swimmable beach. We snorkeled here with a sail trip with Cabo Adventures and came back to swim (such a shame one can swim off most of the hotel's beaches in Cabo) We liked that we...  more »
  • Want to tan. It's so fast to getting dark naturally, make sure bring sun block otherwise you will get burn and red like a lobster. 
    Want to tan. It's so fast to getting dark naturally, make sure bring sun block otherwise you will get burn and red like a lobster.  more »
  • This was by far our favorite beach between Santa Maria and Chileno (we still enjoyed Chileno and it's worth visiting). The beach was not crowded (weekday) and was very clean with gentlemen collecting....  more
    This was by far our favorite beach between Santa Maria and Chileno (we still enjoyed Chileno and it's worth visiting). The beach was not crowded (weekday) and was very clean with gentlemen collecting....  more »
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  • By far one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to!! Love it!! Clean, clear and the snorkeling is great! I will be back!! Jason W
  • Beautiful beach with restrooms and showers. We took a cab from the Riu for $15 - got the drivers number and had him pick us back up and into town for lunch - for another $15. Turned out to be a pretty cheap excursion. This is one of the snorkeling spots that the catamarans come to - there was at least 11 by the time we left. The water was cold so we skipped the snorkeling but enjoyed the beautiful beach and surroundings.
  • This is a hidden gem, our Lyft driver gave us the scoop on this beautiful beach.This beach is perfect for snorkeling, relaxing, and taking pictures, they do not have snorkle rentals or vendors on this beach so bring food and swim gear, there was a shack that rented chairs and umbrellas. The best place to swim and snorkle was all the way to the right and about 2 to 3 hundred feet out over the rocks and coral the water is clearer and Tons of tropical fish. Park in parking lot and walk down to beach. They have showers and bathrooms at the parking lot. Beautiful Amazing Beach. Thousands of beautiful fish that swim with you as if you have crackers in your pockets I only had videos of the fish so I couldn't post the pictures. The best place to see the fish is all the way to the right and a little ways out the water all of a sudden gets super clear
  • Absolutely love this beach!!! It is so beautiful. From the safe waters to the pebble beach. Snorkeling is amazing and the water is very clear. Bit of a walk to get there now but have new showers and change rooms. Definitely a place to go to get out of the normal tourist beaches. Hail a cab or book an uber. Definitely worth the ride. Also a place to rent umbrellas and snorkel gear too.
  • Awesome beach to bring my sea gods paddleboard. Not too crowded and boat traffic is separated from snorkeling and paddleboarding.

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