San Jose del Cabo Beaches

Cabo Beaches

Many travelers escape to Los Cabos, Mexico for the warm year-round weather, stunning landscape, and seemingly endless miles of beaches. While Casa Natalia is located in the historic downtown of San Jose Del Cabo, it's not far from some of the country's most popular beaches. Guests of Casa Natalia will also enjoy access to the private El Ganzo Beach Club just five minutes from the hotel. From adventure to relaxation, let Hotel Casa Natalia explore the beauty of Baja's Peninsula. From San Jose del Cabo moving west, here are some of the most popular sandy spot guests love to explore.

San Jose Estuary

While not a beach, a list simply would not be complete without mentioning the peaceful San Jose del Cabo Estuary. The marshy lagoon covers nearly 2000 acres of San Jose's coastline. Only a sliver of white sand separates the fresh water estuary with the salt water of the Sea of Cortez. The San Jose Estuary is the largest body of fresh water in Baja and is actually fed by an underwater river from the nearby Laguna Mountains. As an important source of fresh water, the estuary has played in important role in San Jose's, and Los Cabos', history. First a source of drinking water for the Pericús Indians, it soon became a rare source of drinking water Spanish sailors, and British and Dutch pirates. Today, the Estuary serves as a beautiful escape from the busy Cabo San Lucas and sunny San Jose. Enjoy a walk around the estuary while taking note of the varied vegetation, tropical and migratory birds, reptiles and marine life. The San Jose Estuary is still rebuilding from Hurricane Odile 2015.

Costa Azul & Zippers Beach

Surfers take note: Zippers Beach is the place to catch a wave. Home to the annual Los Cabos Open of Surf (June), the waves at Zippers are fun, exciting and quick! Always a popular choice for surfing, this stretch of Costa Azul is not a recommend locale for novice surfers. For those who don't surf, Zippers can be the perfect lunch break between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Zippers Restaurant is a fun beachfront spot with perfect views of all the surf action.

Chileno Beach

Chileno Beach is peaceful stretch of sand located along the Tourist Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Protected by the bay, Chileno features very calm waves and weak currents, two components that make snorkeling ideal—the third being its crystal clear water. This is a popular jumping point for divers, fisherman and paddleboarders. Chileno Beach is also one of only 20 “Blue Flag” beaches in Mexico. It was the first in Los Cabos. This high-distinction, eco-label was awarded to the beach as a reflection of the water quality, beach cleanliness, available facilities, educational opportunities and more. Please note: Many of Chileno's facilities were damaged in Hurricane Odile. They are currently being rebuilt and upgraded.

Santa Maria Beach

Typically less crowded than Chileno, but just as peaceful is the beautiful Santa Maria. Construction near the main road has made accessing Santa Maria confusing, but even more secluded and quiet. Perfect for those guests searching for some time alone. A protected marine sanctuary, Santa Maria is also heralded for ideal snorkeling conditions and pristine water. Santa Maria features a horseshoe shaped beach with sand the color and consistency of pink rice. Lounge under the shade palapas as you gaze at the incredible azure waters. Santa Maria offers limited facilities.

Medano Beach

After heading west from Hotel Casa Natalia you've reached the epicenter of Cabo's beach activities. Medano Beach is by far the most frequented and popular beach in all of Cabo. Resorts and restaurants line the sand while jet skis, parasailing boats and water taxis fly across the water. Hotel Casa Natalia recommends a visit to Medano for a chance to see Los Cabos' most famous site: Land's End and El Arco. Dine with your feet in the sand at one of Medano's many beachfront bars and restaurants including The Office, Mango Deck and Hacienda Cocina. While visiting Medano, don't miss out on your chance to visit Cabo's most recognized beach, Lover's.

Lover's Beach & Divorce Beach

Accessible by an inexpensive water taxi, both Lover's and Divorce Beach are located at the very tip of Baja California Sur. While they are connected by a tiny strip of sand, the beaches couldn't be more different. Lover's Beach is the more popular and populated side of Land's End thanks to the calm Sea of Cortez currents. Visitors can lounge on the sand, cool off in the waves and even snorkel just off of Lovers' shores. Divorce Beach, like the name, is a bit more tumultuous than its nearby sibling. Swimming is never recommended on Divorce Beach as the Pacific Ocean's strong currents make it unsafe for even strong swimmers. There is little to no shade at Lover's and Divorce. There are no facilities available. Bonus: In addition to enjoying the picturesque Lover's Beach, glass-bottom boat tours are available from the Cabo marina and Medano Beach. Explore the rugged coastline of Land's End; get your photo in front of the arch; and sail past the Window to the Pacific, Neptune's Finger and the resident Seal Colony before disembarking on Lover's Beach.

Palmilla Beach

Playa Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo has been named a Blue Flag beach by the Blue Flag programme, which is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. Parking is available in two areas. There is a protected area for swimming, an area to launch small boats and another area for nice quiet walks. - Los Cabos Guide

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