Santa Maria Beach, Cabo San Lucas

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Snorkel on Santa Maria Beach a horseshoe-shaped stretch of sand nestled between cactus-covered cliffs. A protected area, the secluded beach is a haven for marine life, so bring snorkelling gear to explore the calm, clear waters filled with tropical fish. Lounge on the soft golden sand, sunbathe, or swim in the sea. The beach is relatively remote and offers little shade, so bring plenty of food and water, as well as a beach umbrella. Put Santa Maria Beach into our Cabo San Lucas trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cabo San Lucas.
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  • Great location for family fun. Many tours will take you there. One of the best beaches in Cabo. Definitely recommend it.  more »
  • The concierge at Playa Grande recommended Pez Gato and we boarded a beautiful catamaran for the ~40-minute cruise to Santa Maria Beach. The crew was wonderful with a breakfast and lunch served before ...  more »
  • We took a snorkeling trip to this beach and it's beautiful, saw lots of fish and water was warm. Nice beach as well and it was very calm the day we were there.  more »

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Where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Accommodations in Cabo San fall into two categories--those with easy beach access and those with a view. If you're mostly interested in swimming or diving, head to the neighborhood of El Medano Ejidal, where you can choose from a smorgasbord of luxury beach resorts and mid-range hotels. To take advantage of the area's dramatic scenery, look south to the cliff-top neighborhood of Pedregal, home to countless private rentals. For something more budget-friendly, check the streets in the city center, where the lack of sea views will be compensated with easy access to the city's best nightlife.
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