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Address: Hwy 1 Km 11 | or Hotel Twin Dolphin Parking Area, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
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Los Cabos Sailing and Snorkel Cruise

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Nice spot to hang out and have a few beers.

It is a nice cove and good for swimming, but I didn't see as many fish as at other beaches. My preference is the beach at the next cove. But if you want to get in a good swim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It is a nice cove and good for swimming, but I didn't see as many fish as at other beaches. My preference is the beach at the next cove. But if you want to get in a good swim and exercise, it is a great spot as the entry in and out is easy.

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Coachella, California
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

In my 4 times traveling to Cabo, I had never been to Santa Maria Beach, just because the reviews always favor Chileno Beach. (Which still holds position #1 in my list of beaches) But family traveling with us insisted I see Santa Maria Beach. The entrance to the beach is accessible off the main street, then you travel on a... More 

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Vancleave
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We took a snorkel tour here and let me tell you it was fantastic, there was plenty of fish of different species. well worth the time.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We took a morning tour on the ECO Cat to Santa Maria Beach. A big shout out to Temo with Beltran tours (Dock LMO in the Marina) provided us a great price and best recommendation for the trip to this spectacular snorkeling location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We just used our goggles. No snorkels or masks or fins. Was still awesome! Like being in an aquarium. Is protected from the wind. Mostly locals there.

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Tiburon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I visited the beach during a sailing trip, and although I didn't set foot on the actual beach, I did spend some time in the water. Watch out for tiny stinging jellyfish in March (and maybe other months, but this is when we were here) and don't expect to be impressed by the snorkeling. There are some schools of aggressive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Santa Maria was some great snorkeling and is absolutely gorgeous. We arrived early, at 9am, before all of the tour boats and had the water almost to ourselves for an hour. Tons of fish, but not necessarily the most colorful. Thinking Chileno would have been better for that. Driving there was no issue from Los Cabos.

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mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Love this spot, its not as crowded and noisy as Medano, so its perfect for a relaxing day at the beach. If you get hungry or thirsty, look for "El wero manguero", he sells fruit, snacks and drinks, and is a great guy. Take your snorkeling kit, its amazing!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved the snorkeling here. Not very crowded on the beach, but in the water, there were several tour operators, so the water was crowded. The fish were cool though. Lots to see.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This beach is great for snorkeling. I went with my girlfriend, and she had a bit harder of a time than i did, b/c their are some big waves at the beginning but once your in, the fish are fantastic. Be careful, there are many salesman on the beach and they tend to be a little pushy, if you dont... More 

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