Come early for this prime snorkeling location. Playa Santa Maria is well-known as one of the best beaches near Cabo for ... More
Playa Santa Maria
Come early for this prime snorkeling location. Playa Santa Maria is well-known as one of the best beaches near Cabo for underwater wildlife. Its curved north wall shelters a reef where tropical fish live and eat. Most of the tour operators offering snorkeling tours will be bringing tourists to this beach around 10a. Beat the crowds (and the blanket and jewelry sellers) and have the beach to yourself by arriving earlier.
This is a great place to snorkel~it's calmer than Chileano Bay. Take tortillas in a ziplock bag to chum the wide variety of fish. We saw lots of dorado, sergeant-at-arms, urchins, an eel and pufferfish. Go in the morning as it gets choppier in the afternoon. If you're driving, take snacks and drinks as concessions are very limited.
Huge boulder and underwater canyons make this a delightful place for family snorkeling. We were there in January, and the visibility was good. We wore shorty wetsuits in order to be comfortable. Tour groups were present, but not a problem, we stayed on the opposite side of the cove. We plan to go back. One note, there is a fairly long walk from the parking lot to carry your gear. Secure parking with an "attendant," but the beach is not open 24 hours as the webpage suggests...the lot is locked up about an hour after sunset.
I booked this trip through the cruise line. I had done this trip one time before and this is defiantly more bang for your buck. the crew on the catamaran is awesome and after snorkeling it is all you can eat and "DRINK" on the way back to town. The one thing I did notice it has been 6 years since I snorkeled this cove and the sealife has changed. Not as many Parrot fish and less neons. the damage caused by humans is evident. Still a great trip. I recommend this even if you have never snorkeled before. It is amazing. Fun Fun Fun.
Yes, there are a lot of fish to see. But you have to be experienced with snorkeling at this spot. The waves are fairly choppy. I would not recommend for kids under 12. The water is very deep also. So wear a life jacket and be safe here. Also avoid the jellies - a type called blue bottle's. The sting can be nasty.
The beach is beautiful! The sand is smooth and pebble-sized, like wore out coral. Very unique. The water is an awesome blue color. If you're on a boat tour enjoy the scenery.
i was there for ten minutes only. time enough for a huge wave to come and roll me over the rocks. feet, knees, hips, torso, and head injuried severely, bleeding copiously, pain. i didn't notice any warning advice, any red flag waving, nothing. everything look so paceful. Please, make the authorities put warning flags and advices to inocent swimmers. just imagine your little ones playing on the sand. a week before my accident a young woman died almost for the same reason. she was just walking on the beach. don't let people be tricked for the beautiful landscape!
With it's remote location (between San Jose and San Lucas). It's not overrun with the wild tourist crowds. The snorkeling was excellent with a great variety of fish and other aquatic life along the rocky shorelines leading away from the beach. Easy to get to using the subur bus from either town. Get there early to avoid the sometimes pesky venders and people who show up later to spend the day.
Check out this quiet beach just west of the Hotel Twin Dolphin. Most people head to the Playa Santa Maria
on the east side of the hotel so this beach stays crowd free. The other major plus is that ...
Take this sunset cruise that offers all the margaritas you can drink! The cruise is aboard a 42 foot Hawaiian
style catamaran, which leaves the Hacienda Beach Resort dock daily. Spend two lazy hours on the Pacific ocean touring ...
This evening cruise will take you out to Lover's Beach , Land's End and around the tip to the Pacific
Ocean. A quick peek is all you get there, as the water becomes much rougher. Then, it's back into ...
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