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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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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Located on the highway between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas on the Right side of Maravilla Resort..great place for snorkling and to have a nice afternoon with the family and pets!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a favorite spot to snorkel, the fish are tame and te tiny bay is protected from the seas and wind on most days. The sand on this beach is coarse on the east side to very fine and soft on the west side. You park on the east side if you come by car so wear some shoes... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went here as part of the Sea & Snorkel Adventure through Cabo Adventures and it was gorgeous. Very peaceful and the sand was the most beautiful sand I've ever seen!

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glendale, ca
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went out on Rogers Glass Bottom Boat (excellent!) and they provided chairs, umbrella's and a cooler of water and some beer. The beach itself is beautiful. It's not the white soft sand it looks like, and we were there on a rough day, so swimming off the beach wasn't doable. Just wasn't sage. But it was beautiful.

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Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a wonderfully quiet beach with a beautiful rocky outcropping on both sides. The snorkeling and swimming are great. The only downside is that the sand is very - and I mean VERY course. It could actually be described as little rocks. Wear shoes. No shade, no vendors, bring your own food and drinks. No bathrooms.

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