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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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Mission, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hi everyone, A friend of ours just returned from Cabo and said that there is lots of construction happening at Santa Maria Beach...two Resorts are being built there? Any info on this? Santa Maria is our favorite beach...would hate to see it consumed by a resort. Cheers!

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A small beach with golden sand, set in a cove with a pretty steep approach to it. Might be hard to find from the highway because it's an unmarked dirt road. But very private. No facilities of any kind, other than a small parking lot.

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Kirkland, Washington, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really good bay to snorkel. The sand is course and surf was a little rough to get in and out of the water, but worth the effort. Good water visability and generally calm water. Easy to swim and see the fish.

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Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I said it because it is a little more quiet and and the wave is nice and not too strong, you can also do some snorkeling here and some boats stop here for snorkeling. Can't miss.

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Lincoln, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved the view, the water, the beach, and the surf. There were so few people there that we thought we had found a hidden beach. By far our favorite beach in Mexico!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Santa Maria Beach is at bus stop 13 km on the Corridor highway a little closer to Cabo San Lucas than Cabo San Jose on the Sea of Cortez. This beach is in a protected bay and provides you with an excellent opportunity for snorkeling and viewing the vast variety of fish. Bring your own equipment.Most people arrive by boat... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This beach is very natural with no outside intervention. All you have are sand and ocean. If you wanted to bring umbrellas and coolers, go for it. There is only two ways to get to it .. by boat and by car (duh .. but the road to the beach is one way and winding down a hill). we booked... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited Santa Maria Beach/Cove on a catamaran cruise to do some snorkeling. The beach is beautiful as is the cove, but the snorkeling was average at best. The water was clear, but there just weren't that many fish.

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Washougal, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I havent found a spot in Cabo that isnt beautiful. Hot snorkel spot. I got here by boat. Water is warmest in Cabo in summer and fall but water may be choppy.

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Santa Maria beach was excellent for snorkeling and it was better then Chileno Beach for sure. The whole family had a great time and there was plenty of sea life to see. My teens also enjoyed it very much. This visit was part of an excursion and this was one of our stops.

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