Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), San Jose del Cabo

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#2 of 9 in Parks in San Jose del Cabo
The remote coral sand cove of Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) offers peaceful fishing, water sports, or just the chance to chat with locals. Watch the anglers returning with their catch, or rent one of the small pangas (boats typical to the area) at the beach. Depending on conditions, you can swim or surf here. Services include clean restrooms and potable water, as well as thatched umbrellas for escaping the sun. By using our San Jose del Cabo trip itinerary planning site , you can arrange your visit to Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach) and other attractions in San Jose del Cabo.
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  • After leaving Cabo this beach was a welcome change. Great parking lot and bathrooms. Quiet. Nice for swimming. A must do.  more »
  • One of the best beaches of Cabo and San Jose, as these destinations have few beaches for swimming as there are many currents, rocks and is open sea. Palmilla is a peaceful and beautiful beach and while we visited it in the full season, Dec 30, was not full. Perhaps that is due to that only facilities of the hotels of the place are. Bring your food and drinks and enjoy but it is not worth making fires or leave garbage. We don't litter paradise. It is located on the road that goes out to Sn Jose
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  • This is a really great beach for playing in sand and swimming. The water is fairly calm and warm so it makes for good swimming. There are also some rocks that provide good exploring. The beach area wa...  more »

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If you're after sun, sand, and surf, head straight for Zona Hotelera, the shorefront district brimming with large hotels, expansive beach resorts, and the occasional humble "posada" (inn). For a more genuine atmosphere and proximity to the town's charming historical center, as well as views over the nearby estuary, look for a boutique hotel or posada within the town itself, just back from the coast. If you want to split the difference, check out the selection of private rentals lying between the beach and the township.
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