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“Great place to snorkel from the beach”
Review of Santa Maria Beach

Santa Maria Beach
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Los Cabos Snorkeling Tour to Chileno Bay and Santa Maria Cove
Ranked #10 of 109 things to do in Cabo San Lucas
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Owner description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a prestine cove. There are no restaurants but a few vendors serving fruit/drinks. Bring a picnic. You can access by public bus or by car. There is a parking lot on site but be prepared to walk across deep sand to get to the water. The slugging is worth it. Once you get to the beach, you can walk in the water and see lots of colorful fish. You don't even have to put your head in the water because the water is so clear but if you have a snorkel, you can go underwater at the beach and see even more. You can rent snorkels and fins on the beach. I am a novice but did snorkel along one side of the cove's rock. I couldn't believe what I saw. You can follow the rock out to the sea, if you are comfortable. If not, you can just stay close to the beach and still see lots of marine life. Take a banana with you and break it in small pieces to attract fish. It works better than crackers, etc. because it's heavier and doesn't break up.

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Easy drive to beach from either Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo. The beach has very coarse sand and small pebbles but the snorkeling is great with lots of fish swimming around the rocks and sometimes large schools just passing through. Good beach to stay for an afternoon of sun and water.

Thank NoMoreTacos
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

...but not the best! We saw many fish and it is a very nice area in the Cabo area, but not my favourite one!

Thank silviola86
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very beauticull cove between 2 big rocks. Quiet and a lot of fishes in the water. It's not sand, it's little rocks but it's ok. The only thing I hated is the "eco cat" tours coming there and throwing garbage.

Thank Cath418
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We went on a catamaran tour, but there were many people on the beach who must have driven there. I did see many of them with their own snorkel equipment and they brought their own bread to feed the fish. The fish are everywhere and so, so many of them!! Very protected area.

Thank Trish M
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