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Undoubtedly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of San José del Cabo are her famous beaches, the shared playground of the rich and famous and your everyday traveler looking for an exceptional vacation experience.


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San José del Cabo


San José del Cabo has a very laid back and easy going atmosphere about it, and the beaches here reflect this. Use the space around you to unwind and chill-out while experiencing the authentic Mexican atmosphere San Jose offers.

Some fine remote beaches exist along the shoreline between los dos cabos (“the two capes” – San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas). These include Barco Varado, Chileno, Palmilla, Santa Maria and Vista del Arco Beaches. You’ll need to rent a car to experience them – see Getting Around. These areas are great if you want to get away from the crowds and see some stunning beaches and shoreline in this area.



San José del Cabo


San José del Cabo is quieter than neighboring Cabo San Lucas. The city is full of interesting places to see, quaint shops, good restaurants and cafés, and some quality art galleries that also showcase local artists’ works. Some of the finest resort hotels and spas can also be found here, offering top quality services and amenities as well as beautiful views across the ocean and pristine, secluded beaches for guests to enjoy.

If you’re looking for all of the attractions that Baja California Sur offers in terms of landscape, beaches, weather and activities, but don’t want the commercialized feel of a developed resort, then San Jose del Cabo is the ideal alternative to neighboring Cabo San Lucas.

Beaches of Cabo

Land’s End (El Arco)

Located at the southern end of Cabo San Lucas and sandwiched between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio, these rock formations were created from the rough winds and seas of the southern Baja Peninsula.

Playa del Amor

Lover’s Beach
Located right near the famous Land’s End rock formations, Playa del Amor, or Lover’s Beach, is one of Cabo’s most famous stretches of shoreline.
It’s not exactly an undiscovered secret cove. 
Striking rock formations tower above on either side, and if you walk all the way out across the golden sand behind, you hit Divorce Beach.

The Playa del Amor (Love Beach) boasts a stretch of unblemished sand and some impressive rock formations. The beach offers a breathtaking view, with its turquoise water punctuated by looming rock structures such as Pelican Rock and Neptune’s Finger.

The beach faces the Sea of Cortez, which was famously called “the world’s aquarium,” by French explorer Jacques Cousteau. The area surrounding the beach is teeming with marine life and is popular with scuba divers. Surrounded by the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez, swimming and snorkeling are both possible in the area.

Chileno Beach

Calm, shallow waters make it the go-to spot for snorkelers. But the real reason travelers love Chileno’s cream-colored shore.
It was certified a “Blue Flag” beach in 2015 by the Foundation for Environmental Education for its clean water quality.
Surrounded by upscale resorts and homes, Chileno Beach is safe for swimming and offers excellent snorkeling for older children and adults. (The swimming/snorkeling area is roped off from boats.)

Playa Medano

Playa Medano is Cabo’s most crowded beach, with crystal blue waters and plenty of beachside watering holes attracting hordes of sunbathers. In addition to taking it easy with a drink, Playa Medano also offers some active attractions, including beach volleyball, jet skiing, kayaking, boogie boarding and parasailing.

Without doubt Cabo’s most famous beach – and the safest for swimming – Playa Medano is blessed with calm, clear water and stunning views. The beach has designated swimming areas and backs on to a broad selection of hotels, bars and restaurants. Medano (which means “The Dune”) looks out onto the Land’s End rock formations and famous Arch. The gentle surf makes this beach perfect for water sports – boogie boards, kayaks and jet skis are all available to rent.

Not surprisingly, this beach is also the most popular.

Los Cabos Beach Highlights

  • Land’s End  
  • Playa del Amor    
  • Playa Chileno
  • Playa Medando 
  • Playa Hotelera                   
  • Playa  del Divorico
  • Playa Solmar
  • Santa Maria Beach

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  • Land’s End  
  • Playa del Amor    
  • Playa Chileno
  • Playa Medando 
  • Playa Hotelera                   
  • Playa  del Divorico
  • Playa Solmar
  • Santa Maria Beach                                                                                                                                                                                           

Playa Hotelera

This lengthy stretch of powdery sand sits right alongside Cabo’s major hotel strip. The popular public beach is great for families, sandcastles and volleyball. Beach umbrellas are available to rent and ice cold beers are on offer throughout the day. A favorite with both joggers and surf fishers, this is not a beach for swimming. Very high waves are common and the currents in the area are notoriously unpredictable.

Divorce Beach

No one really knows why it’s named Divorce Beach (Playa del Divorcio). The locals joke it’s the rough seas encountered there. Whatever, it contrasts nicely with the calmer waters of Lover’s Beach across the other side of the sand.
A world away from happening Medano Beach, secluded Divorce Beach is ideal for quiet sunbathing and relaxing. Connected to Lover’s Beach, but facing the extremely choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean, Playa del Divorcio (Divorce Beach) is extremely dangerous for swimmers, so don’t risk it. However, the beach is highly recommended for its sunsets, which are truly spectacular.

Playa Solmar

Also located on Cabo’s Pacific side, Playa Solmar is known for its majestic golden stretch of sand. Strong, unpredictable currents mean swimming is not an option. Playa Solmar is semi-private as access is granted via the Solmar Suites Hotel and vendors are not allowed in the area. Although this is in some ways less convenient, it also makes Playa Solmar a great option if you are looking to escape the crowds on the Playa Hotelera during the peak season.

Bring your own lunch and dedicate yourself to the serious business of soaking up the rays.

Santa Maria Beach

Santa Maria Beach is great for snorkeling and you could see whales here too. 
As you gaze out to the azure sea you will see the peaceful horseshoe shaped beach with sand the color and consistency of pink rice. Relatively secluded, Bahía Santa María is a protected marine sanctuary, and an excellent spot for snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach.This marine preserve is a prime destination for many charter boats that offer snorkeling and SCUBA diving excursions departing from the Cabo San Lucas harbor. If you want to see a world of friendly colorful tropical fish, this is the place to go. Mornings, when it’s calm, is usually best for optimum underwater visibility. There are no facilities available other than a dirt parking lot and a few beach vendors so bring what you need with you. This is truly one of the most beautiful places in Los Cabos and well worth a visit.

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Explore Your Adventure Destination

Your San José del Cabo vacation is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining through the jungle, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your adventure destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing


As well as its own stunning white sand beaches, San Jose del Cabo’s Chileno Beach has calm, shallow waters making it the go-to spot for swimming and snorkelers.


Take a Swim On Lover’s Beach. Connected on its own little island along Land’s End. Lover’s Beach looks into the bay, and is a beautifully calm piece of water – perfect for swimming.


Fine remote beaches exist along the shoreline between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. These include Barco Varado, Chileno, Palmilla, Santa María and Vista del Arco Beaches.


Weddings, Honeymoons & More 


Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in San José del Cabo. Romantic weddings on a golden sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful bays in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.


Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, San José del Cabo is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.


Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and San José del Cabo is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, San José del Cabo has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing


Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the marine environment of the Sea of Cortez. Easy to learn and a great way to have fun in San José del Cabo.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure, exploring and paddling in the beautiful seas around San José del Cabo. Discover hidden coves, secret beaches and uninhabited islands. Take in the seals, whales and many other sea critters.


Sea breezes and  the most beautiful beaches in the world. San José del Cabo is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving


San José del Cabo’s warm waters and rocky reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Whale sharks and humpbacks will make an occasional appearance.


A premier holiday destination with an established scuba industry. Underwater adventures and shallow depth great for beginners to deep dives with pelagics and fun drift dives to experience. There is an underwater experience for every level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake


San José del Cabo is considered one of the best big game fishing destinations in the Pacific. The Pacific Coast of Southern Baja, where it meets the Sea of Cortez is an ideal environment for most big game fish and there are found in abundance.

Deep Sea

Big attraction for anglers heading to San José del Cabo is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing after big game species is incredibly popular,


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences


San José del Cabo is a vibrant and exciting destination for golfers. There are numerous excellent and world class eighteen hole courses, and a number of nine hole golf courses. Whatever your golfing desires, San José del Cabo has a course for you.


Whether you are looking for a championship course, a golf resort or a quick nine holes, you are definitely going to find what you are looking for in San José del Cabo.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

Camel Safari

Explore the Baja Desert from the back of a camel. Expert guides on your safari will show you the best of the unique Baja Californian culture and the beautiful natural wonders of the Baja desert.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and desert terrain.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through landscapes full of surprises and exciting new adventures.


Live the Lifestyle


Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering San José del Cabo as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.


Many consider San José del Cabo for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.


Variety of lifestyles from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. San José del Cabo has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunities exist for real estate investment in San José del Cabo. From beachfront and ocean view houses, condos, apartments and vacant lots, there is something for every investor.

Beach Houses

Set up villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of San José del Cabo has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.


Experience the Culture


Whale Watching
The Sea of Cortez is one of the best places in this part of the world to get up close and personal with a mighty humpback whale from December to April each year.


The  Zócalo is a must-see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city’s main square houses the city’s government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants.


Cabo Pulmo

Aquarium of the World, Cabo Pulmo is home to over 300 different species of fish, and is an incredible place to try your hand at playing mermaid for a day and exploring the beautiful sea life.


Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

San José del Cabo is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street tacos to exquisite culinary delights, paired with regional wine, beer and tequila with long histories and international reputations.

Fine Wine

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes. Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally. In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.


Beer in Mexico has a long history. From Mesoamerican times and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.


Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort


San José del Cabo resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.


With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, San José del Cabo is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a tequila tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Offering gorgeous beaches and a laid-back beach attitude that can cure any and all of your stress...

The community and her beaches are a premier romantic destination in Mexico.

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