7 Swimmable Beaches in Los Cabos

Posted: December 5, 2016

Author: Jessica S.


Los Cabos is a region that refers to the cities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and ‘the corridor’ between that connects the two. It is a stunning Mexico beach destination at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, with coastlines spanning both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. With a magnificant deep blue sea contrasted by  desert mountains and cactuses,  Los Cabos is a popular, exotic escape.  While the region does indeed boast water activities like SUP’ing, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba, many travelers may be surprised to learn that many Los Cabos beaches are not suitable for swimming or wading due to strong undertows and unpredictable tides. Below is a list of swimmable beaches in Los Cabos and which of our favorite Cabo hotels can be found there.


Santa Maria Beach

Fifteen minutes outside of either Cabo,  Santa Maria Bay is located in the corridor and is a protected marine sanctuary and a Blue Flag Certified beach.los-cabos-swimmable-beach-santa-maria


Chileno Beach

Playa Chileno is a Blue Flag Certified Beach with great snorkeling and full facilities open to the public. The Auberge, Chileno Bay Resort is opening in 2017 and will be the only resort with direct access to this beach.los-cabos-swimmable-beach-chileno-cabosanlucasbeaches


Palmilla Beach

Another Blue Flag Certified Beach, Playa Palmilla is suitable for swimming and has easy public access. The One&Only Palmilla is located on this beach.los-cabos-swimmable-beach-palmilla


Medano Beach

The longest swimmable beach of Los Cabos, you can find a handful of resorts along this beach’s coast including ME Cabo.


Playa Bledito, Hilton Cove and Tequila Cove

A beach known by several names, the conditions to swim here are generally safe.  Hilton Los Cabos & Melia Cabo Real are beachfront properties, with Las Ventanas al Paraiso and Casa del Mar right next door, about a 10 minute walk on the beach.


Lover’s Beach /Playa del Amor

Accessed via boat or kayak, this beach is where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. There are no resorts on Lover’s Beach, and it is important to mention that although it connects with Divorce Beach on the Pacific Side, Divorce Beach is not suitable for swimming.los-cabos-swimmable-beach-lovers-ME-cabo-


La Playita and El Ganzo Beach Club  at Puerto Los Cabos

In the new marina of San Jose del Cabo, you can find these two small swimmable beaches. El Ganzo features a Barefoot Beach Club, steps away from the hotel and is open to outside gusts for a small fee. los-cabos-swimmable-beach-ganzo-beach


For reference,
The Resort at Pedregal does not have a swimmable beach.
The Cape, A Thompson Hotel  does not have a swimmable beach but is great for surfers.
Mar Adentro does not have a swimmable beach.
Cabo Surf Hotel does not have a swimmable beach but is great for surfers.
Esperanza does not have a swimmable beach.
Grand Velas Los Cabos does not have a swimmable beach.
JW Marriott Los Cabos does not have a swimmable beach.

Please note, the above mentioned beaches are typically suitable for swimming, but can change without prior notice due to seasonal changes. Please double check with your hotel at time of arrival for current beach and ocean conditions.

4 Responses to “7 Swimmable Beaches in Los Cabos”

  1. loscabosag

    Thankyou for sharing…Los Cabos is a wonderful place to live for retirees or those looking for a better quality of life. It’s also an area that makes sense financially to invest in, one must visit..!

  2. Mimi

    Thank you sooo much, we’re planning a couples trip to Cabo and as always your tips are soooo relevant. I’m looking forward to retiring and traveling to world to some of your most interesting sites – only two continents to go!!!


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