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“Beautiful beach - off the beaten path”
Review of Playa Las Viudas

Playa Las Viudas
Ranked #47 of 109 things to do in Cabo San Lucas
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stopped here on a Sunday mid-day - the Concierge at our hotel had said this might be a good place to snorkel - however the waves were too large and intimidated our 11-year old neophyte snorkeler. We have an econobox Nissan rental car and had no problem driving down the dirt road to the beach - however, be careful how far you drive as the sand can trap you if you get too close to the beach. There is one port-a-potty and a Policia Municipal officer watching the cars. There were some tide pools to look through, but not much in them besides small fish and an occasional urchin. Very little shade to be found, no vendors. Interesting rock formations and very picturesque, but cannot recommend for swimming or snorkeling. This is the beach that is closest to the Fiesta Americana Grand - and you can hike to it if the tide is low by climbing over one set of rocks and then two hills. The next bay over is Santa Maria, then the next bay after that is Chileno.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is the place to go if you want to be away from crowded beaches, even during spring break. It's just you and mother nature. Amazing!

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

While this beach is small... it is huge with character and quiet. Which means it's about as close as you can get to a private beach in Cabo. But if you have a standard rental car or suv, you're NOT going to like the road (it's more like a creek bed) that leads from the highway down to the beach. This is a popular beach for locals. Do not expect any services.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Although the road is a bit rough, and I would recommend a 4x4 auto or pickup to get from highway to the beach, this is the place to go if you want to avoid all the tourists. Take a BBQ, bottle of good wine, or cold drink and enjoy the wonderful surf and beach. Take an umbrella for shade and your stay will be complete. No boats, just a small bay with nice surf and room to swim or snorkel. This little beach is a real hidaway for couples.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We were the only people on this beach. Very quiet and private. The rock formations are very cool, and the tide pools are fun. The waves were too rough for us to swim, but I've heard that on calm days you can snorkel and swim. I think there was a porta potty (no toilet paper). You have to drive down a dirt road, so keep an eye out for the turn off from the highway. The drive isn't too long, and the cactus and plants on the side of the road were all very pretty. It was nice to get away from the tour boats and the crowds.

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