Beach, Cabo San Lucas
This is a good place to eat, drink and play at the beach. Away from the crowds of Medano Beach at the east end of the beach. When on the highway coming into Cabo turn left on Blvd. Constituyentes and you will see the free public parking area on the left at the end of the street. I like this place because the parking is easy, the have shaded tables, beach chairs and 2 for 1 drinks!
Address: Playa El Medano
Directions: East end of Medano Beach
Lover’s Beach is another “must-see” spot during your stay in Cabo San Lucas. Pick up a glass bottom boat or a water taxi from the Marina or along Playa Medano. Don’t forget to bargain because what was supposedly a twelve dollar round trip quickly dropped to ten dollars when we told the boatman that ten was the price we had been told the day before.
Our glass bottom boat left Medano Beach for the short cruise across the bay. The snorkeling in the usually warm water in front of Lover’s Beach is excellent, every bit as good as the party boat trip we had taken a couple days earlier. Our boat stopped so we could observe small fish though the glass bottom, then continued on to look at the sea lions sun bathing near El Arco (the Arch). When the boat pulled ashore, we were greeted by locals who helped get us and our gear out of the boat (for a tip, of course).
Lover’s Beach, which faces out to the Sea of Cortez, is often crowded and is more or less the party beach. But there are no concessions so bring your own food, beer, sunscreen, and beach towels. The Pacific side of the peninsula is less crowded and far more romantic, so it’s definitely worth crossing over for a visit. Sometimes referred to as Divorce Beach, this area along the Pacific has dramatic sand dunes and rock formations, as well as dangerous currents and riptides, so swimming should be avoided.
To return to the Marina or Medano Beach, just set a pick-up time with your skipper before you disembark and make sure to remember the name of your boat! He’ll be there at the appointed hour to pick you up
Directions: Pick up a glass bottom boat from the Marina or Playa Medano.
The city icon and one of the most photograped places in the world. The only way to get there is by boat You can hire one at the Marina, ($10.00) , it will take you to visit the Arch, some interesting rock formations around and then a visit to the other side of the peninsula in the Pacific Ocean. Then you can stay at Love´s Beach for some time, the boat will wait for you.
Located south of Playa del Amor, is a very small beach, very difficult to reach and with dangerous strong currents and crashing waves. It´s not a good place for swiming so my opinion is to stay in the nice Playa del Amor.
A wonderfull beach located between the rocks with views of the Pacific Ocean and the Mar de Cortez, to get to this marvel you need to get a water taxi at the Marina. Once there you´re surrounded by towering rocks and the sea.
The most popular beach of Cabo San Lucas, always crowded, and full of vendors, is located very close to the downtown marina. It begins in the east side of the harbour, extending for some miles until reach the small village of Villa del Palmar. A place to see and be seen between local and visitors, is where he action is.
*More PICTURES to see below the main picture, CLICK TAB
*A lot of the restaurants along the beach, provide opportunities for activities and fun you can join in on.
*It seemed that almost every hour they put on some show or participant type activities
*You can join-in or just watch
*Eileen, pictured here taking part in the beach dancing activities!
The beach at Santa Maria is nice and calm with warm water. The sand is alittle coarse and rough on the feet. The snorkeling is average with a lot of colorful fish that hang around only because they are fed by every passing boat and snorkel tour. The big snorkel boats are noisy and bring quite a lot of chaos to an otherwise quiet area.
Directions: north of town and not easily viewed from the highway.
The Office is a great bar/restaurant located on the beach near the center of the city. If you are looking to party on the beach during the day, this is the place to be. When I was here in March 2006 it was packed full of college students. The margaritas are tasty, large, and very strong. If you are looking to go to the beach to relax this is not the place for you.
Probably my favorite beach there. You have to be on the lookout for this beach becuause it is not that highly advertised.
I only found out about this beach due to my whale watching tour. The tour started in cabo san lucas marina and they took us to this little cove called santa maria to snorkel for an hour or so. The water here is very very calm and so clear! You can see fish from your boat without any googles. Simply amazing.Getting there is simple if you k now what you're looking for. Once you get dropped off at the bus stop, walk down the hill toward the water.
You will find a parking lot where an old mexican man will be awaiting your arrival. If you do drive just park your car there and he'll take care of it for a small tip :)
He was a very nice guy. He even offered to drive me back to my hotel had it been on the way to his home in cabo san lucas.
Directions: Take any bus in san jose del cabo or cabo san lucas and say "santa maria" They will know where to take you. Once they drop you off, you won't see the beach but go towards the sea and you'll hit the beach.
Now don't get me wrong, you should never operate a vehicle of any sort while intoxicated.. but if you are dumb like me, and like to live on the edge.. you MIGHT want to try it in cabo lol.
After my whale watching tour I went to midano beach and found a place that rents wave runners. I've never been on one but I was on vacation so I thought why not.
You can take the wave runner anywhere on the bay area. You can even ride it to the lovers beach that I mentioned previously but you cannot dock there just ride by. It was so much fun especially when you're drunk lol.
The price is about $50 for 30 mins but its well worth it. Besides.. you're on vacation money well spent.
I was able to ride the waves but the waters are still pretty calm so no need to worry about much. It was great times.. might even top sex.. but not sure if it was as fun if I wasn't drunk.. but drunk sex is always fun too.. ok enough of that lol.
Depending on the type of person you are, you might prefer a crowded beach with lots of vendors, bars, etc. I'm not that type of person so I'll focus on the more peaceful beaches.
If you go into the marina in cabo, you can hire a boat to take you to playa de amor or "lovers beach" It is a very nice beach only accessable by boat. The beach itself is situated at the very tip of the peninsula of baja mexico. One side of the beach faces the sea of cortez, and the other side faces the pacific. It is really neat to see the contrast between the two waters. The pacific side is just for show. You shouldn't swim there because the waves and under currents are insane. On the sea of cortez side of the beach, the waters are calm and beautiful. The boat will drop you off on this side.
They don't serve any drinks on this beach so it is advised you bring your own beers or whatever you like. I stopped by a local store on the way and picked up 9 coronas and they threw them into a bag full of ice for me. Nothing like drinking some coronas on a peaceful beach.. hence the commercials :)
You can bring your snorkel gear wtih you although I didn't do that here. It is just so nice.. i can't really say it in words.. just go there and trust me.
The boat ride will cost you about 4 dollars or so.
Directions: Take any bus to cabo san lucas. Take a walk to the marina and hop on any of the boats there that take you to playa de amor. Very easy.
I would highly recommend that you check out the atv tour. There are several different ATV tours you can take which take you through various types of terrain. Some focus on beach only, some focus on desert, mountains, etc. In my case, I lucked out and took one that focused on a little bit of everything. This was probably the most memorable part of the trip for me. I started off in the desert near the mountains on the western side of the peninsula. We took a route through some dry riverbeds, mountains, and finally reached the beach on the pacific side of cabo. It was really neat to see this type of terrain and experience it on an atv.
Don't worry if you have never ridden an ATV before, they are very easy to ride and for the most part safe. The only thing I didn't like about it was the fact that when you get done with your tour, you will be covered in dust.. lots and lots of it!
Although safe, the atv ride is by no means boring. You can go about 40mph if you take it pretty hard. Once we reached our destination, the tour guide allows you to hang out at the beach to do whatever you want.. you can ride in the sand dunes, or just cruise around the beach. There are no tourists here as the water is not good for swimming and there are really no facilities to speak of here either.
The beach is also home to sea turtles. They have parts of the beach sectioned off so that the turtles can come and lay their eggs at night. Very neat.
You can really feel the rough waves of the pacific once you reach the beach. I really enjoyed this.
Directions: Simply go to any desk at your hotel that offers travel tours. Or you can go into cabo san lucas and find people offering atv tours near the midano beach or within the town itself.
It will cost you roughly 40-60 USD.
You must visit the Office. It is located on the beach. It is a restraunt with great food, drinks, in the center fo the beach and all the activities. Seating is on the beach in the sand under umbrellas. Ropped off from vendors. Also the Smallest Bar in the world is withing walking distance in the downtown area.
I swear I almost broke some ribs laughing so hard when we got swept under the waves. At the time it's kinda scary but it's also sooo funny when you see it happening. My dad got smoked by the waves a couple of times without noticing and I was on the ground laughing. Ohhh, good times, good times.