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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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Tulare, California, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a great beach to visit, be sure to pack drinks, lunch and you water gear. There are palapas for you to use, but get there early to get one, especially on the weekends.

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Escalon, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amazing fish in this spot! Beach is spotless and water was nice and warm for snorkeling. Had an awesome time here.

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Pleasanton, Ca USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wondedrful place to snorkle==take food and water. Clear water and in a protected cove. Drive over a sand trail to get there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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95 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We always rent a car when we are in Cabo though we narrowly missed having a wreck with a crazy jalopy driver that pulled out in front of us. It's nice to be able to go where you want when you want, particularly when you get the urge to go snorkeling in a place where there is no crowd and... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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60 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

During the week there were only 2 couples until later in the afternoon. The waves were large from the hurricane the day we were there other time wold be better. he photo options were nice with the large hills at each end of the cove.

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Moorpark, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a nice excursion to this beach a couple days ago, and found it to be very nice; safe and pleasant for swimming, secluded, and great for snorkeling. Lots of fish to see, especially near the rocks. It's just a small beach with no commercial services. If you want a nice beach day without 100 hungry vendors bothering you,... More

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West Kelowna, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day at Santa Maria Beach. We had a car and it was a very short distance from our rented home in Punta Arena. There is construction but nowhere near the beach. The road is a dirt road which is nit that great to drive on, but there is plenty of parking. We got there around 10:30 am and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is what you dream of in the cold northern winters. Secluded, clean and safe for swimming and snorkeling.

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Austin, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a really pretty beach but there are no umbrella rentals so make sure to bring towels and umbrella, snacks and drinks. Water is kind of rough for swimming. We still had a great time

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not to be missed if you love to snorkel, Santa Maria beach is a beautiful cove with parking available so it's easy access if you have a car. This is also one of the beaches the tourist boats come to, along with Chileno. You may want to go early in the morning to have more of the beach to yourself.... More

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