Whether it’s surfing, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding or simply a romantic walk on the shore, greater Los Cabos has a beach for you. Here the beach atmosphere also comes in a number of flavors.
If you seek a party atmosphere, head to Médano Beach. If tranquility and solitude are on your agenda, look for a destination like Playa Palmilla. Rest assured there’s a perfect beach waiting for you in los cabos!
Most Popular Beaches
Médano Beach is a popular choice for those staying at one of the resorts in downtown Cabo San Lucas or the marina. A hub for recreation, it offers every kind of activity, including Jet Skiing, parasailing and stand-up paddleboarding, along with swimming. Plenty of vendors offer activities and sell souvenirs. Médano is more active during spring break, but regardless of the time of year, Mango Deck is always a hot spot. Cool drinks, great food and a lively atmosphere have made it a place to go for fun at the beach. Just next door, The Office’s vibe is more laid back and decidedly Mexican.
Despite its name, nearby Lover’s Beach is not just lovers. Nestled along the dramatically sculpted rock formations at Land’s End, adjacent to El Arco, this quiet little strand can only be reached by water taxi. Lover’s Beach offers great snorkeling and diving on the bay side when conditions are good. Walk the short distance to the Pacific side and you will make it to Divorce Beach, where swimming is not at all recommended.
The powerful surf and undertow gave the beach its name. When taking the water taxi, make sure to arrange your return trip as well. And keep in mind that there are no bathroom or shower facilities at either of these locations.
One of the best-kept secrets in Los Cabos is Cannery Beach — about a 10-minute walk from the marina. To get there, follow Boulevard Marina past the navy base until you see the old cannery. The perfect spot for a classic day on the beach, you will often find locals relaxing and enjoying the view. In fact, if you want to witness a perfect sunrise, this is the place to be.
A little farther west, the beaches by Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa and Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos are great for whale watching, strolling or viewing sunrises and sunsets. And just a few miles up the coast you’ll find Cabo Falso, a beach located where the old Cabo lighthouse still stands. El Faro Viejo, as it is called in Spanish, used to guide ships between the U.S. and Panama. It was incorrectly thought to be the city of Cabo San Lucas and was therefore given the name Cabo Falso, meaning “false Cabo.”