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Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

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Address: Highway 1 Km 24, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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+52 1 624 358 3333

Beautiful white sand beach with calm, sheltered waters perfect for diving...

Beautiful white sand beach with calm, sheltered waters perfect for diving and snorkeling.

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Excellent beach

Playa Palmilla is just outside of San Jose Del Cabo. You drive down through a neighborhood to get to it. There is plenty of parking but it does fill up. There are chairs and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Playa Palmilla is just outside of San Jose Del Cabo. You drive down through a neighborhood to get to it. There is plenty of parking but it does fill up. There are chairs and umbrellas to rent as well as the occasional vendor selling stuff.

Thank indigokat
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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167 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the drive to the beach is already beautiful: meticulously cut lawns, palm trees, golf fairways and expensive villas. the public beach has a good infrastructure (some shade, showers ) and is the last safe beach for swimming before san jose. nevertheless bring your own food and your own beach umbrella at the weekend when the beach gets packed

Thank drfrd
Chicago, IL
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is close to San Jose, which is a bonus. Kind of a far walk from the bus stop. We drove. Get there early, the lot will fill up. Good snorkeling. Wonderful time with many local families. Such fun.

Thank ChristopherHartman
Sunnyvale, CA
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was worth the time and the 2 bus rides on the urbano buses to get there. There was only 1 other set of tourists there. Bus ride cost 25 pesos for each ride (taxi costs 30usd round trip). Catch one of the yellow ones from the main strip in town, transfer at the Mega. You have to cross the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place where locals can bring your own coolers, very enjoyable, very quiet. Excellent for the kids, no food and rest here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is pristine and beautiful! No vendors bothering you, just beautiful sand and water. Clean clean clean! My husband and daughters went snorkeling and saw angel fish, puffer fish and other various colorful fish. Our favorite beach. So happy we found it!

1 Thank Kristine72
Squamish, Canada
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good family beach. You can swim and snorkel here without being pulled out to sea. The beach is clean and located near a resort where you can use the bathroom by acting like you belong there.

Thank kerrplunk2016
Okotoks, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very relaxing beach, not bothered by beach vendors. great family place, shade provided by the natural grass palapas. Not sure if food or beverages were available so we packed our own cooler of goodies. moderate 1k walk from the bus stop along shaded well groomed street.

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Sudbury, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cabo is notorious for it's fierce undertows. This is a Blu flag beach which means it is cared for very well and is safe for family activities. It is very beautiful and i would consider staying for an extended period.

Thank Lyle1156
San Clemente, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We frequent Cabo many times a year and this is my favorite beach. It goes on forever and you can swim there unlike most of Cabo. It's a hidden gem. Plan on bringing a picnic lunch and an umbrella as the palapas get snatched up early. You can rent paddle boards and kayaks here as well as small motor boats... More 

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