Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo make up what is known throughout the world as Los Cabos: a Mexican paradise located south of the Baja California peninsula. Its landscape is imposing, with dramatic cliffs, vast deserts and beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters and exotic rock formations. Thanks to its extensive and surprising marine life, the famous French explorer, Jacques Cousteau, called the Sea of Cortez the “aquarium of the world”.
In addition to its fascinating natural environment, and incredible gastronomic offering, the destination also offers vibrant nightlife, world-class spas and all-inclusive luxury resorts. For these reasons, Los Cabos has become the hot spot of celebrities who want to surrender to the pleasures of life and enjoy a relaxing beach getaway.
In Los Cabos, you’ll find different swimmable beaches and some beaches that have the prime location for doing water sports and fun activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skis and sailing tours. In addition, it is worth mentioning that some of them hold the Blue Flag designation, one of the most valued ecological distinctions in the world, which is awarded to beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism operators. To be able to obtain this recognition, a series of strict environmental, safety and accessibility criteria must be met and maintained.
If you are wondering which are the best beaches in Los Cabos to visit, here’s a list of our favorite ones to swim and enjoy a fun day in the sun.
Medano Beach is one of the favorite swimming beaches in all of Cabo San Lucas. This is why it’s the most chosen beach by the families that visit the area.
Its soft sand, crystal clear waters, and calm waves make it perfect for spending hours in the sea swimming, snorkeling or practicing other water sports. This beach also has a good selection of bars and restaurants, so you can spend all day here without any worries.
The famous Lover’s Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, as it is an isolated area that can only be reached by water. The easiest way to visit it is to take a water taxi from Medano Beach.
Lover’s Beach is the last beach washed by the Sea of Cortez before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Its waters are crystal clear and full of extraordinary marine life, making it one of the best places to dive in Los Cabos and admire all kinds of colorful tropical fish, manta rays and hundreds of other marine species. About a hundred meters away is the famous Los Cabos Arch, and at a short distance, it is possible to watch colonies of sea lions sunbathing on top of the rocks.
Divorce Beach is located a few meters away from Lover’s Beach, but on the Pacific side, although the strong currents make it impossible to swim there. However, it’s still a nice beach to visit to enjoy a walk on the seashore and relax in the sun.
Santa Maria Beach
This wide horseshoe-shaped beach is surrounded by cactus-covered cliffs, so while visiting here, you will enjoy an incredible landscape. It is part of an underwater reserve, so it’s partially protected as a natural sanctuary. This makes it a fascinating place to swim and dive.
At Santa Maria Beach, you won’t find any kind of food service, so you must be prepared and bring your own food and beverages. Please, at the end of your visit, collect all your garbage and take it with you.
Its calm and shallow waters make it one of the best swimmable beaches in Los Cabos. It is also perfect for water activities (motorsports are not allowed as it is protected as a marine sanctuary) and to admire the richness of its flora and fauna, where turtles are the stars and usually make an appearance for everyone to admire them.
Here you will find public toilets and an area of shade under the palm trees. There are no food vendors nearby so we recommend that you bring your own food and drinks.
The best beaches in Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo that are perfect for swimming and spending a fun day with family and friends, are Palmilla Beach, Empacadora, Hacienda and Acapulquito. If you like surfing, you can choose to visit Costa Azul and El Tule.
If you want to complete your vacation with land activities, a great adventure awaits you in the desert terrain of the area that is open to all kinds of possibilities. Whether you are looking for adrenaline activities or a relaxing camel ride; in Los Cabos your options are endless.
Vacations at Garza Blanca Los Cabos
Now that you know the best beaches in Los Cabos to spend the day and enjoy nature, we invite you to book your vacation at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos.
Our dreamy all-inclusive resort is the best way to enjoy a beach getaway in Mexico. We have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in paradise. We have beautiful waterfront facilities, infinity pools (one of them located on our fabulous rooftop) and a world-class spa. We also have an unparalleled gastronomic offering with restaurants specialized in Mexican and international cuisine, physical and recreational activities, as well as world class service that will make you want to leave everything behind and stay with us forever.
Surprise your family or plan a fun holiday with your friends at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, located on the exclusive corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, just 30 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport. It will be our pleasure to receive all of your party and pamper you in every way with our exclusive personalized service.
Book your stay today and enjoy an unforgettable getaway in Los Cabos. We look forward to receiving you in Garza Blanca!