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Santa Maria Beach
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Santa Maria Beach featuring rocky coastline, a beach and general coastal views

Check out the pools in the modern resort and delight in the utter serenity of this stunning bay and its marine sanctuary.

With its curved strand and picturesque views, Santa Maria Beach is an idyllic spot for a picnic with your family. Away from the towns, the beach lies in a quiet and secluded spot in front of a mountainous peninsula. Lay a blanket on the sand to enjoy a picnic with the soothing sounds of the waves as your musical accompaniment.

Enjoy the space and silence and forget your troubles in this sandy haven. Bring snorkeling and diving gear to explore the clear waters of the Gulf of California. Santa Maria Bay is part of a protected marina area that is filled with colorful fish. Go swimming with your kids in the calm sea and look back at the horseshoe-shaped strand.

Spot the array of boats in the water and admire the mountain rising from the curved peninsula at the southern end of the beach. This area is even quieter and more secluded than the neighboring Playa el Chileno on the coastal corridor. Since the beach has few amenities, bring your own drinks, sunscreen and watersports equipment.

Follow the black path through the beach to appreciate coastal views from a variety of angles. Stay a few nights in the resort at the back of the beach and use the swimming pools or sunbathe with a cocktail.

The beach is less crowded on weekday mornings than at other times. Cruise ships carrying vacationers arrive in the region in the afternoons and on weekends. Note that the beach has a Blue Flag certification, with disabled access and patrolling lifeguards.

Santa Maria Beach is on the coastal corridor running between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Drive north from the heart of Cabo for 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) to get here in roughly 15 minutes. Drop off your car in the parking lot. While in the area, stop at Playa el Chileno, Cabo del Sol Golf and Playa el Tule.

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Montage Los Cabos
Montage Los Cabos
5 out of 5
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 12.5 Int, Bahia Santa Maria Twin Dolphin, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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The price is $935 per night from May 7 to May 8
Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Maria Beach, Chileno Beach, and Cabo del Sol Golf. Medano Beach and Marina Cabo ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (93 reviews)
"By far the greatest customer service i have ever experienced. The food was absolutely awesome, the property is stunning."

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

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Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 10.3, CSL-SJC, Lote A-1 Cabo del sol, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $335 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Santa Maria Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Medano Beach ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)
"Best all-inclusive resort I have stayed at! The service was unbelievable and everyone was so friendly from the time of check-in to check-out. They also make getting a COVID-19 test before returning to the US very easy right at the resort. Would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
Christmas in Cabo Mexico! Luxury 2-bedroom Suites at our 5 Star Resort
Christmas in Cabo Mexico! Luxury 2-bedroom Suites at our 5 Star Resort
Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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Situated in Cabo San Lucas, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Barco Varado and Cabo del Sol Golf. Santa Maria Beach is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
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"We loved everything about our stay! The Resort was beautiful! The rooms were spacious! The restaurants were excellent! The staff was friendly and helpful! We would definitely go back!"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

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Montage Los Cabos
Montage Los Cabos
5 out of 5
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 12.5 Int, Bahia Santa Maria Twin Dolphin, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $935 per night from May 7 to May 8
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Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All Inclusive Golf & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 10.3, CSL-SJC, Lote A-1 Cabo del sol, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
The price is $335 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
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Christmas in Cabo Mexico! Luxury 2-bedroom Suites at our 5 Star Resort
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Cabo DEL Sol! Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Condo @ TOP Amenities!
Cabo San Lucas, BCS
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Live Aqua Private Residences Los Cabos
Live Aqua Private Residences Los Cabos
5 out of 5
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Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos Resort, Villas & Golf
4.5 out of 5
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