Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), San Jose del Cabo

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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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Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) reviews

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  • a very peaceful beach where you can spend some quality time with your partner or your family, don't forget to bring a towel to lay down on it and enjoy the sun! 
    a very peaceful beach where you can spend some quality time with your partner or your family, don't forget to bring a towel to lay down on it and enjoy the sun!  more »
  • Beach was clean and water was clear Easy assess by car and Uber No vendors allowed so don’t get hassled No food available, make sure to pack own cooler Great beach ! Would highly recommend 
    Beach was clean and water was clear Easy assess by car and Uber No vendors allowed so don’t get hassled No food available, make sure to pack own cooler Great beach ! Would highly recommend  more »
  • No crowds, beautiful ocean and soft sand. Perfect for a slow sunset walk with your special one. Creating memories that last a lifetime. 
    No crowds, beautiful ocean and soft sand. Perfect for a slow sunset walk with your special one. Creating memories that last a lifetime.  more »
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  • Great place, has fresh water to clean up after the beach and a wonderful picnic area above the showers
  • Great family beach. I liked it better than Santa Maria just because the waves are a bit calmer for kids and the sand is soft. At Santa Maria the sand is very coarse and rough. The waves are still rough and you still have to be very careful and have an adult with them, in my opinion, but this is as calm as it’s going to get in Los Cabos. It is swimmable once you go over that shore wave, the kids and people just float, it’s very nice. The bathrooms are very clean and there are showers to get sand off. The water is super blue clear and beautiful. There is no food sold on beach but you can bring food in which is what everyone does. My 9 year old son absolutely loved it. There are also palapas on the beach that if you get there early enough you can grab one. The beach starting getting very busy around 1:00 pm. We got there at 10:00 am and there were not many people there at all. 5 stars!!!
  • Not a lot of parking space, but very nice beach. However, the current is strong and dangerous for kids that don't know how to swim
  • The beach is beautiful and the water is clear, which makes for a day of laying on the beach, but the current and undertow are very strong and not safe for kids. I’m a big guy and was pulled out a couple times. Your kids can walk on the water coming up on the beach but going in the water be careful. If you go in 15 ft the water is at least 5 ft deep. For snorkeling it would be a fantastic place, but for a kids day in the beach we re going somewhere else
  • Comparable to Willow beach in Oahu for me , maybe more active and interesting. Nature next to your foot step. Cormorans chasing fish in the super clear blue -green ocean water, literally 1-3 meters away. Beautiful Fine sand. Lava rocks. Cool shapes. Must see beach if you go in San Jose del Cabo- Los Cabos👍

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