Los Cabos has beautiful beaches… few of which you can actually swim in. But the beaches in Los Cabos where you can swim are gorgeous! Some are even national parks and several are world renown for their natural beauty and marine biodiversity.
Here’s the first part of the Top 5 Swimmable Beaches in Los Cabos:
1) Lovers’ Beach – La Playa del Amor
This is without a doubt the most famous beach in Los Cabos. It is a beautiful beach in the area of Finisterra, the last part of the peninsula, right where you can find the famous Arch. Lovers’ Beach is set where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. That’s why even though it is right next to Lover’s Beach, on the Pacific Ocean side the beach is named Divorce Beach. Be careful because on that side, the waves and the treacherous ocean are as pretty as the beach’s name!
You can reach Lovers’ Beach only by one of the famous glass-bottom boat tours and it is one of the most popular stops of the City Tour. However, if you wish to spend as much time as possible in the beach, you should take the Snorkel Lovers’ Beach Plus tour. It includes a box lunch, snorkeling equipment and a guide that will be with you in the water the whole time. The best part is that you can interact with the local sea life, like starfish, puffer fish, octopuses and thousands of colorful fish you’ll see right then and there. You can even get amazing underwater photos taken by the tour guide in a CD at the end of your tour! Lovers’ Beach is actually a National Marine Park so you won’t find any sort of facilities there (like bathrooms!). But if you join this tour there will be an umbrella especially for you, as well as cold beverages that are already included! All you need to bring is your towel 😉
2) Chileno Beach – Playa del Chileno
This is actually considered one of the most beautiful and clean beaches in the world! This beach got the Blue Flag distinction last year, a certification granted by the Foundation for Environmental Education. It is only given to beaches that comply with a defined set of environmental and quality standards.
Some of Chileno Beach’s highlights are its crystal-clear waters, an amazing reef in the middle of the bay, palm-tree palapas, bathrooms and showers. It even is accessible for people with disabilities and has an underwater wheelchair!
Chileno Beach is one of my favorite beaches, and of most locals too who usually come to visit the beach during the weekends. The rest of the week, Chileno Bay is normally calm and somewhat empty.
You can reach this beach by sea and by land. By sea you’ll find many snorkeling tours and catamaran tours that will take you snorkeling to the bay’s reef. By land you can either take the Chileno Beach Snorkeling Tour, which includes umbrellas, a box lunch, snorkeling gear and a guide. Plus, the Los Cabos City Tour includes an optional stop here.
Beaches in Los Cabos are so amazing I could keep on writing about them (and I did!) so this is just the first part of the list. Stay tuned for the second half to know the full Top 5 Swimmable Beaches in Los Cabos!