If you looking for the action, here it is. Medano beach is a 2 mile stretch of hotels, restaurants and bars. It’s a swimmable and family-friendly beach. Number of activities and water sports are available. If you want to take a water taxi to Lover´s Beach, this is the best sport to do it. Its stunning view of Land´s End and the vast entertainment options make this beach a must-see.
Location: In the heart of downtown in Cabo San Lucas; this is accessible by foot through the east side of the marina or via Avenida del Pescador.
Tips: Be prepared to be approached by souvenir vendors. If you´re not there for the shopping, just respond with “No, Gracias”.
Getting there is an adventure in itself, due to the fact that it is reachable only by boat or kayak. The easiest way is to take a water taxi from the Cabo San Lucas Marina or Medano Beach. Once your arrive you´ll notice the striking rock formations and caves. Walk to the other side of the rocks and you´ll find yourself looking at the Pacific Ocean; the locals call this Divorce Beach. This side is very dangerous for swimming because of the powerful undertow, so swim on Lovers Beach only.
Location: Land´s End beside the famous arch.
Tips: A good idea is to sped the day at Medano Beach and take an hour or two to go to Lover´s Beach; this should be time enough to explore this natural wonderland.
Santa María Beach
Santa Maria offers a stunning horseshoe cove with coral coloured sand and abundant marine life. Boat excursions and private charters often stop here to enjoy the snorkeling and scuba dining that this National Marine Preserve offers. This family-friendly beach is relative secluded; therefore, you rarely run into beach vendors.
Location: Travelling west from Cabo San Lucas to wards San José del Cabo, KM 13.
Tips: Santa Maria provides no services and hardly any shade. You can rent umbrellas on the beach bur if you happen to have one, bring anyway. Snorkeling gear will help you get the most of this beautiful beach.
Chileno is very popular location for snorkeling, swimming or just spending the day under the newly-installed palapas. You’ll find tide pools at the east end of the beach and beautiful reefs offering excellent snorkeling and scuba dining. This is the only beach with public restrooms and it has plenty of palapas for shade.
Location: Going from Cabo San Lucas towards San José, follow the signs for Chileno Beach Club near km 14 of the main highway.
Tips: If you visit Chileno on weekend, make an effort to arrive early; snorkeling visibility is often better int he morning, you´ll avoid the mid-day snorkel tours and if you beat the crowds, you’ll guaranteed a palapa to yourself for much-needed shade. Bring snorkeling gear!
Costa Azul Beach:
During summer head to Costa Azul for great surfing. The surf break north of the arroyo is known as Zipper’s and is for the more advanced and local surfers. If you are an intermediate level surfer you might want to try “The Rock” spot, which sits in between Costa Azul and Acapulquito, pretty easy to locate, just look for the wave which forms right off a rock in the middle of the ocean. There is not much services beside couple of shade palapas on the beach, there is also a surf rental equipment cabin right on the beach from the Costa Azul surfshop which is located in front of Costa Azul but in the other side of the highway. After a good surfing session you might want to enjoy a margarita and a good dinner at Zipper’s restaurant while watching the waves under the sunset light.
Location: Exit at km 28 via the Costa Azul Bridge.
Tips: Swimming with caution is possible in this area but keep an eye out the surfers.