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Santa Maria Beach

Address: Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Ranked #58 of 222 Activities in Cabo San Lucas
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Owner description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
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Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Owner description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.

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Bend, Oregon
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279 reviews 279 reviews
67 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful very scenic smallish beach in a small cove. No facilities. Umbrellas for rent which is a good idea as there is no shade. It seems like the water is warmer here. Snorkeling ok to good. Tour boats come here. There are a few venders. We found all the venders polite, friendly and not at all aggressive or pushy. It's... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Took a snorkelling excursion there....very beautiful and great snorkelling with lots of fish to be seen...couldnt stop smiling!

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Lincoln, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I am so torn about writing a review on this amazingly beautiful beach area because the best part about it is that there were never more than about 20 people there at any time. We never want that to change but as the popularity of it increases we know more and more visitors will be there. It is by far... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I've given essentially only 5 stars out this first round of reviewing but that is because we went to all the tripadvisor 5 star places. Playa Santa Maria is no exception and actually my favourite place I've been in BCS. Easily accessible by car or bus, just ask to get off the bus at Playa Santa Maria and walk 10... More 

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San Rafael
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a lovely cove and beach with good, sheltered snorkeling. It is about 5 miles from CSL and well sign-posted from the Cabo San Lucas to San Jose Del Cabo Highway (with well sign-posted being a relative term in post hurricane Cabo where many signs have yet to be replaced). Currently you take a dirt road down to a... More 

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Monterey, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have snorkeled at Bahia Santa Maria for many years. You can walk into the water from the beach, as you can at Chileno Bay, and avoid the crowds around the snorkeling tour boats from Cabo San Lucas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went here for the morning to do a little snorkeling. The surf is calm and the beach is not crowded. There are no facilities so pack it in and pack it out. It is a clean place and should be okay for families.

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Toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great for snorkling as well as just chillaxing. Clear blue water with calm waters. A bit secluded and away from the main part of downtown,. You will need transportation to reach if you are downtown or you can walk for a few hours there, jump into the water and then cab it back. Bring a picnic for a nice romantic... More 

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Lawrenceville
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We snorkeled out around the cliff and took pics and video of the water running back off the cliff from the waves.. be very careful if you get caught in the surf, it will pound you into the rocks...stay away from them and look from a distance. ALSO when exiting the water, do not exit between the rocks...exit in the... More 

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This has been ours and our dogs favorite spot for years, we have brought our dogs here numerous times.Today was the first time since last March and soon a lifeguard told us we had to remove our dogs, no dogs allowed anymore.I still rate the beach excellent because it is, untill all the developing is done around and you wont... More 

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