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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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Quiet deserted beach most of the time

Quiet beach that used to be below the Twin Dolfins Hotel which has been torn down and it looks like a new development will be started soon. Lots of snorkeling and dive tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
RickSanders
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Quiet beach that used to be below the Twin Dolfins Hotel which has been torn down and it looks like a new development will be started soon. Lots of snorkeling and dive tours frequent this bay also.

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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The tour boats come into this bay for snorkeling, paddle boarding and just to swim in the crystal clear waters

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Carmel, Indiana
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This beach was seen from off the road, like it was a secluded, private beach area not for the public; however, the closer we got off the exit we realized indeed it was the one we thought was so beautiful and surely could not have been open to the public... yea it was what we were looking for and it... More 

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Redding, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to with lots of options for snorkeling. A few vendors selling their wares, several palapas if you get there early. We always enjoy an afternoon at Santa Maria Beach!!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

nice beach for a day to spend with the kids and family would recommend anyone that have extra time to do it

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Mound City, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This beach is a great place to spend the day. You will need to bring your own snacks and drinks as there are no venders most days. Great place to snorkel and relax. It was $20 for a taxi from Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa to the beach and we told the taxi to pick us back up in 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Santa maria beach is a fantastic getaway while in Cabo. The water is crystal clear with lot's of fish and reefs to snorkel around. It is well worth the trip and would highly recommend taking one of the many day trips available that leave from the marina.

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Cameron Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We snorkeled hers for a couple of hours and so so many fish. The water was clear and pretty warm for April. I didn't wear a wetsuit and never felt chilled. We saw puffer fish, needle fish, parrot fish, and soooo many more varieties.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I've been to this beach numerous times in the past dozen years and while the improvements to the facilites are appreciated, it loses some of it's ambience with the new standardized goverment beach look. The biggest issue has to be the wall to wall boats bringing in snorkel tours. The boats leave a residue on the water and are intimidating... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Saw many fish. Went on the paradise catamaran. Great crew. Lots of fun, plenty to drink and eat onboard.

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