Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), San Jose del Cabo

4.6
#2 of 9 in Parks in San Jose del Cabo
The remote coral sand cove of Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) offers peaceful fishing, water sports, or just the chance to chat with locals. Watch the anglers returning with their catch, or rent one of the small pangas (boats typical to the area) at the beach. Depending on conditions, you can swim or surf here. Services include clean restrooms and potable water, as well as thatched umbrellas for escaping the sun. By using our San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary planning site , you can arrange your visit to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) and other attractions in San Jose del Cabo.
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  • Our children wanted to go to a swimmable beach while in San Jose del Cabo. Everyone recommended Playa Palmilla. Very nice. There were even umbrellas and all water sport items for rent!  more »
  • Although this is a swimmable beach it has a bit of an undertow close to shore. It also gets deep quick. My kids enjoyed it but if not a strong swimmer I recommend having a strong swimmer in between ki...  more »
  • I loved this beach. Good temperature, good surf and beautiful views. It is worth walking the right between small rocks because it gets more beautiful there but not for swimming. It is worth to know it.
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Where to stay in San Jose del Cabo

If you're after sun, sand, and surf, head straight for Zona Hotelera, the shorefront district brimming with large hotels, expansive beach resorts, and the occasional humble "posada" (inn). For a more genuine atmosphere and proximity to the town's charming historical center, as well as views over the nearby estuary, look for a boutique hotel or posada within the town itself, just back from the coast. If you want to split the difference, check out the selection of private rentals lying between the beach and the township.
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