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Santa Maria Beach

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Address: Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico

A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.

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Top beach! This is where the locals go!

And here is the reason: no hawkers selling you everything under the sun. There is no food here...bring your own. This is a quiet, serene beach. Snorkeling! Cabanas for shade... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

And here is the reason: no hawkers selling you everything under the sun. There is no food here...bring your own. This is a quiet, serene beach. Snorkeling! Cabanas for shade. Parking. Easy walk on asphalt to the beach. Beautiful sand. We loved it here and even went one more time right before we had to catch our plane home.

Thank cellofool
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice get away! Good swiming, snorkeling not as good in the afternoon. Free parking easy walk. NEED TO KEEP WRITING UNTIL I REACH 100 CHARACTERS SO I CAN SUBMIT THIS REVIEW...

Thank Jason W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quiet location and great semi private beach to relax on, swim, snorkle and get tax on only a short distance from all of Cabo fun

Thank poughkeepsieman
Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite beach in Cabo. It's swimmable, you can snorkel here, it's easy to find, plenty of parking and new bathrooms (by the parking lot). Once you park, you do have to walk down a paved pathway to get to the beach. There are a few palapa's there so if you want to secure one of those, you'll... More 

Thank Danielle D
Redmond, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well they have finally done it! Just left annual vacation in Cabo and went to Santa Maria for a day of relaxation and snorkeling. Completely surrounded by a damn resort! Yes it is now surrounded and a wall built down on the beach with the palapas on the Southwest side removed. Listened to equipment and hammers all day. So enjoy... More 

Thank Farrell T
Washington State
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Maria has changed a lot over the years. When I visited last month, construction was underway for hotels and/or condos. The path from the new parking lot down to the beach is longer than from the old dirt parking lot, but it’s paved. (Keep an eye out for desert iguanas.) There are several palapas and a vendor renting big... More 

Thank PacificNWFamily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach has recently been upgraded with a new parking lot, rest rooms,showers and sidewalk to the beach. Snorkeling to the right side of the beach was awesome. The water temperature was at least 10 degrees warmer than that at Cabo San Lucas.

2 Thank JANET V
Guadalajara, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for snorkeling and they have a nice reef as well. We arrived here via Cabo Escape - Breakfast Snorkel Cruise and had a great time since there are lots of fish and will get near you so you can get some great shots of them.

1 Thank Lovesbeach_9
Lewes, DE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well marked beach- easy to find. Plentiful parking and new, clean restroom facilities. Meandering paved path past new condo construction takes you directly to a breathtaking cove like beach. While it is a 5 star view--this beach is NOT sand but small rocks. They are not sharp but it is hard to walk because of the depth-- you keep sinking... More 

2 Thank SunnydaysLewes_DE
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

whereas it is true that this beach is gorgeous you have to be careful because there is a lot of crime going on in cabo. we became victim of a criminal guard who was employed by the maravilla next to the beach robbing my wallet and hiding it in the guard shed 50 meters back from the beach. the criminal... More 

2 Thank drfrd

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