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Santa Maria Beach

Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
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Anamosa, Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

After reading reviews, I made sure our visit was made prior to the snorkel tour boats arriving. Found shells, gorgeous surroundings, only a handful of visitors. Left by 10 Am. Tip:: Kepp your shoes on for walking - oh my gosh the sand is so hard on your feet!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a good beach. It is more rustic than Chileno Beach, but also had less people. There were people swimming, we swam and tanned, read a book. We brought some beers, and that was fine. Great spot

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This beach doesn't have the public facilities of Chileno, but is much less crowded. There was a vendor renting umbrellas & beach chairs which was great.. We brought lunch & spent the whole day relaxing & snorkeling. Great snorkeling.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Took Eco Cat tour to Santa Maria for snorkeling. Fun trip. Nice boat. Nice fish to see. Not the best snorkeling I've ever seen but interesting enough. Easy boat trip to get there from downtown Los Cabos.

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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The snorkeling here was amazing! We saw so many new types of fish and marine life. It was spectacular - and a hidden gem. The beach was never crowded. It is best to go in the morning when it is completely empty. Some boats come in the afternoon with snorkeling groups but even then it didn't seem crowded. The only... More

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Beautiful quiet little cove with 4 other people only! Snorkeling was very clear with variety of fish and awesome shelf ! Take Eagle Divers Tour as it is good inexpensive fun. !!

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This beach is a little more private and quiet then most. It is a great place to snorkel and the white soft sand is so wonderful to go walking in. There are a few vendors, but they don't really bother you. If you like some quiet time this is the place to be.

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Chicago
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A beautiful secluded half moon beach. A bit of a ride outside of Cabo proper but worth it. No beach hawkers to pester you. Also no food or liquor.......unless you bring Your own.

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Tulameen, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was by far the best money we spent in Cabos. The Tropicat catamaran was so clean and the crew was awesome. We couldn't believe the amount of fish and the different species we saw at Santa Maria bay. Has inspired me to buy an underwater camera like some other passengers had. Their pictures were incredible.

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San Diego, CA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Located nearby Chileno beach, this is another good snorkeling spot. It's not as crowded as Chileno but, does not offer any shade or restrooms outside of a couple of porta potties. Still, it is a very pristine beach

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