Top 7 Beaches in Los Cabos

Written by Jenni Reichert

Los Cabos is famous for its golf courses, fantastic nightlife and gourmet restaurants. But perhaps its most well-known for its phenomenal beaches. Cabo offers a plethora of beaches to choose from to suit everyone from avid water-babies to people looking for a quiet spot to read their favorite book.

Here’s a look at some of the best beaches you can visit during your next vacation to Los Cabos.

Playa Las Viudas - Photo courtesy of

Las Viudas Beach

Perhaps less commonly known to travelers visiting Cabo San Lucas than others such as Medano Beach in the heart of Cabo, this beautifully rugged beach is a fun place to spend time climbing rocks and admiring the Sea of Cortez. Because of its stunning rock formations, Las Viudas beach is also a favorite for local photographers.

Located just under 10 kilometers away from down-town Cabo San Lucas, Las Viudas is a beautiful beach waiting to be explored. Additionally, Las Viudas is the perfect spot to catch a magical sunset, making it a firm favorite to capture a couple’s special celebration or a family photoshoot.

Santa Maria Bay - Photo courtesy of

Santa Maria Bay

Follow the highway 7 kilometers beyond Las Viudas and you’ll find another spectacular spot. Santa Maria Bay is well-known for its idyllic snorkeling. Although it doesn’t have any facilities, many people adore heading there for a full day of sun and relaxation. The crystal blue waters of Santa Maria wash up on a perfect sandy beach which looks like a little alcove when you first arrive.

If you’re planning a trip to Santa Maria, try to go early in the day so you can get some alone time - this beach gets busy as the day progresses.

Chileno Bay - Photo courtesy of

Chileno Bay

This is my personal favorite beach to spend a day at in Los Cabos. Chileno Bay is located half-way between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo on the famous Cabo Corridor. This is a parents dream of a beach as there are a few little rock pools for kids to safely explore.

The waves are normally gentle so young children can paddle along the shore. There’s a wooden gangway that you can walk from the car park to the beach. This makes life so much easier is you are bringing a cooler and beach chairs along with you for the day. Get there early enough and uou can find several permanent palapas on the beachfront to provide you and your family with shade.

There are restrooms at Chileno Bay, which makes life so much easier when you’re bringing children with you for the day! Chileno is famous for its snorkeling and sunsets; if you don’t have any snorkeling equipment, you can easily rent equipment from some friendly vendors upon arrival at the beach.

Chileno Bay is a truly magical spot that you must explore while vacationing in Cabo.

Beach bars, boat and other water sport rentals line Medano Beach

Medano Beach

Want some people-watching beach fun? Take a day and spend it on the famous Medano Beach. Medano beach is located the heart of Cabo San Lucas. With awesome spots like The Office and Billygans, you can while away an entire day enjoying water activities, buying some Mexican souvenirs and downing some Pacificos.

My favorite thing to do on Medano Beach (besides people watch) is park up at Sur Beach House. This is an incredible day beach club that offers lounge chairs, full bar and restaurant service. For a small fee that’s applied to your food & beverage bill, you can have all day access to extreme comfort and attentive waiter service.

Palmilla Beach | San Jose del Cabo

Only a 12-minute car journey from San Jose del Cabo heading South, you’ll find Palmilla Beach: a well-known favorite spot in San Jose del Cabo.
Because of its easy-access car park and zero distance to walk from car to beach, locals prefer Palmilla Beach. With that being said, this location can get pretty busy. Don’t let that deter you, as it’s a great spot to take the kids boogie boarding and enjoy some family time as you watch sunset.

Cerritos Beach | Pescador

Fancy a road trip during your Cabo vacation? If so, pack your rental car with your beach gear and head south towards Todos Santos. Just before you reach the beautiful town of Todos Santos, take a left and go to Cerritos Beach.

Cerritos is an impressive surfers paradise, where many have gone for surfing school or a family vacation. Long walks along the beach are enjoyed by the whole family.

Cerritos has restaurant and bar service available all day. Massage therapists await you after a long day of surfing!

Playa La Playita | Puerto Los Cabos

For those of you who don’t enjoy waves of any kind, head north of San Jose del Cabo to a quiet spot just beyond the Puerto Los Cabos marina. Affectionately named ‘Playa La Playita’ because of its small size, this tranquil hideaway is the perfect place to while away a few hours in the sun.

The El Ganzo Hotel overlooks the beach area which sits just beyond the Container Restaurant.

If you’re willing to pay a few hundred pesos which will be applied to your food and beverage bill, you can grab a sun lounger for the whole day and relax in front of this delightfully peaceful spot.

As you can see, there’s something for everyone in Los Cabos. There are so many unique and diverse beach spots to be explored throughout the area. Rent a car, hail a taxi, use public transportation or use recently arrived Uber service to help you get to these paradise-style beaches!


Jenni Reichert is the owner of Baja Baby Gear, #1 Baby Gear Rentals In Mexico
You can reach her at or through her website at