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“Great Beach in the morning or late afternoon when the snorkel tours have left.”
Review of Santa Maria Beach

Santa Maria Beach
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US$120.00*
and up
2 Tank Dive for Certified Divers in Los Cabos
Ranked #10 of 109 things to do in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A pristine white sand beach offering spectacular snorkeling.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Beach in the morning or late afternoon when the snorkel tours have left.”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Playa Santa Maria is in a breathtakingly beautiful cove, but the beach is on the smaller side and when the snorkel boats and party barges start filling the cove at about 11 am there's no way to get away from the hundreds of people that descend on the beach and snorkeling area, not to mention each of them have different stereos blasting and competing with each other.

Still, we're glad we went. The snorkeling was good and the setting was great. There were some facilities when we were there; a port-o-let and trash containers but bring your own shade because there are only a couple primo spots next to the rocks to get some shade if you need it.

From Cabo, there are two small signs on the highway, after the second sign you will see the bus stop on the right, turn into the bus stop and take the dirt road that leads toward the beach. They were working in the area during the week of April 23rd 2012 and there was no sign to the beach at the bus stop. Also, you can drive right to the beach by staying left on the dirt road instead of parking in the fenced off and unguarded parking lot on the right.

Visited April 2012
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“Beautiful ! Perfect quiet getaway”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

soo much too say, if you want to escape people come here, its roughing it ,no facilities but its worth it, Its just peaceful, and amazing

Visited April 2012
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“Nice quiet spot to swim.”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

A bit of a secret to most tourists, but SMB is a beautiful stretch of beach in a cove that is great for snorkelling, body surfing, or just kicking in the waves. It's free, but offers no services. The snorkel tours anchor here in the bay so between 10:oo am and 2:00 pm it is a bit busier in the water. We rented a car and drove there, so basicially it was free. You should take the time to visit here, it is way quieter than Chileno beach or Medano beach and there are virtually no vendors. You can rent umbrellas for $10, which you'll need as there is no shade available.

Visited April 2012
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“a slice of heaven”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

A little tricky to find because it is a dirt path off the corridor highway, but so worth it. This beach is swimmable and great for snorkeling. It's in the shape of a horseshoe and serene. Just a couple peddlers and they were respectful of your wishes. Soooo much better than the peddlers on Medano beach! A peaceful retreat.

Visited April 2012
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London
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“Good snorkelling”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Nice little cove with good snorkelling. Quite busy though with touristic boats that bring amateur snorkellers

Visited April 2012
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