This has to be our #1 question/request from our customers so this article will hopefully answer everyone’s question. Feel free to ask any questions I did not cover.
Geography and Location. Los Cabos ( in English means “the capes” ) is situated at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula. It’s approximately 1000 miles south of San Diego, California. The water here gets very deep very quickly and it’s 1000′s of miles of open ocean from here. Next stop – Hawaii!
Much of the coastline here is open ocean – quite similar to the coastline in Southern California. Just like in California, there are spots where the surfing is good and also lots of sheltered bays and inlets where the swimming and snorkeling is good. I’ve seen the ocean down here as calm as glass and I’ve also seen 6 foot waves crashing.
I’ll go through each specific area in detail so you have a good idea of what to expect.
Medano Beach- Medano beach is by far THE most popular beach in Los Cabos. It’s located in downtown Cabo San Lucas and has several restaurants and bars where on it where you can lay in the sun and be served your favorite cerveza all day. This is a well protected bay and has generally calm water safe for swimming and roped off areas for children. For people travelling to Cabo for their first time, I usually recommend something along this beach until you get to know the lay of the land. There’s also lots of activities here such as Jetski rentals, Parasailing, Horseback riding, glass bottom boat tours out to the arch, and ultra light flights. Around the corner at the Marina you can hire a fishing boat for the day, go diving, snorkeling, sailing or on a beautiful sunset cruise.
Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach – Just across the bay from Medano beach is Lovers Beach. Any of the countless water taxis will be happy to
take you across the bay to Lovers’s beach for a few dollars. You can go just to look and see or they can drop you off there for the day. It’s very popular as it’s a beautiful beach. One of the most interesting aspects is that you can walk across to the other side – the Pacific Side – which is aptly called Divorce beach. And not without good reason. The water on the other side is the open Pacific Ocean. There’s a strong rip current here and VERY LARGE WAVES can appear out of nowhere. People have been known to have been washed out to sea because they were not paying enough attention to the waves here. If you do cross over – please do so with caution and stay well back from the waves.
Pedregal Beach – Right behind the main town of Cabo San Lucas is a very large gated community with approximately 400+ homes – many of these Pedregal homes are for rent. If you’re looking to rent a villa close to town – this is as close to town as you can get. The villas on the city side are an easy walk into town and the villas on the Pacific side are a little further – still walkable – but most people would want to drive from here.
Pedregal Beach is a long gorgeous beach that is perfect for walking on. You can walk for a very long ways on this beach. The waves are generally quite big here as it is open ocean and it drops off very quickly
, but if you’re a strong swimmer you can swim here. One of the beach front owners has swam out front for years. But you definitely need to be experienced and it would NOT be for children for sure. This beach is perfect for sunset weddings and there are a few beachfront homes here willing to accommodate as follows.
Capella, Playa Grande, Finisterra, Terra Sol, Grand Solmar – All of these properties are located between the Pedregal Beach and Lands End. ( * Note – You cannot get to the Pedregal Beach from here as it’s blocked by some large cliffs ) The beach here is pretty much the same as the Pedregal Beach, however – there is a STRONG RIP CURRENT here and it is not safe for swimming. There is always red flags flying. All of these resorts have fabulous pools from which you can enjoy the amazing views and spectacular sunsets from the Pacific side.
Part II will cover the beaches on our way out of downtown Cabo San Lucas and along the Corridor.