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Santa Maria Beach

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Address: Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
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Breath Taking and always warm

I love it here, although it can be crowed at times if you get here early...(island time) you will be fine. Bring something for shade if you have it. The unbrella's go fast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Burlington, Washington

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Burlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love it here, although it can be crowed at times if you get here early...(island time) you will be fine. Bring something for shade if you have it. The unbrella's go fast. Perfect spot for an all day beach hang out. Great snorkeling here as well!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

After a visit to Santa Maria Beach on a snorkeling excursion, we decided to drive there and enjoy some beach time. It is a very beautiful place, however the beach is not sandy. Instead, it is more a pebble beach. There are some palapa umbrellas right on the beach. It's a great place to snorkel right from the beach.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Amazing beach, awesome snorkeling, clean and safe parking lot. Just a few miles from the center of town, and well worth the trip. Especially if you want a break from the beach peddlers.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice beach. Calm water and swimmable. We took a taxi from our hotel to here and spend a morning. Relaxing and enjoyable!

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After deciding between here and Chilleno beach we arrived about 9:30am. We were almost alone with our pick of space in the large palapas nearest the parking. With a couple packs of saltines we ventured out. Best spot was by the rope that the tour boats use to mark out snorkeling space. We had dozens of large fish in our... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is where the Eco Cat took us snorkeling and kayaking. I snorkeled and saw some amazing fish and beautiful coral reef. This experience just opened my eyes to amazing world under the ocean.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the snorkeling was nice, nothing to compare to Hananuma Bay in HI, lunch was sandwiches, ok, boat ride was ok

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Beautiful beach, well maintained and clean! Great snorkeling for the kids too! Lots of shade available and a lifeguard on duty for most of the day!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Wow! Amazing beach! Get here early during the week and you have this amazing beach with super clear snorkeling grounds almost to yourself. The adventure boats will come at some points but stay they stay far enough out. Maybe 40-50 people scattered all over the beach until noon.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took a trip on the Pez Gato out to SM Beach for snorkeling. What a great beach, clean, and clear. And the water, oh so warm !

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