Mexico is a popular vacation spot for those looking to soak up some sun. The long stretch of coastline is home to a number of beaches, among which several are highly ranked among those across the globe. Visitors that mention the of beaches of Mexico on TripAdvisor helped to create a list of the top 10 beaches in Mexico. Of the 10 traveler preferred beaches, 3 are found in Los Cabos.
Best Los Cabos Beaches According to Travelers
Each of the three Los Cabos beaches mentioned in TripAdvisor’s top 10 list has more than 1,000 reviews. Most of the reviews highlight the cleanliness of the beaches as well as the bright, blue waters and access to water excursions and activities available.
El Chileno, Los Cabos – The Most-Loved Los Cabos Beach
The beach with the highest ranking among the three most-loved beaches in Los Cabos was El Chileno. Located in between Cabos San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, El Chileno offers calm waters perfect for snorkeling and whale watching when in season.
Getting there is a breeze, and the beach is packed with useful amenities that include showers, shade palapas, accessibility for mobility impaired, and plenty of space to park. As of now, El Chileno is not crowded and doesn’t get the same number of tourists as some other beaches located within the tourist corridor.
Playa Balandra – La Paz – Los Cabos Beach With Clear, Blue Hues
La Paz is located further north, directly connected to the Gulf of California. Located just 15 minutes from the city of La Paz, this beach is the perfect spot to relax, soak up some sun, and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Rankings on TripAdvisor have a stellar 2.312 Excellent reviews, followed by 432 Very Good. The beach as a whole has a TripAdvisor rating of 4.5 out of 5, with most travelers noting the gorgeous color and easy access to the city of La Paz.
Playa El Médano – Cabo San Lucas – Los Cabos Local Favorite
Médano beach was ranked the lowest of the three, though it’s likely due to overcrowding. Without the abundance of tourists, El Médano in Los Cabos is quite pleasant and, unlike a big chunk of the coast, is swimmable.
The things that reviewers loved the most was the long strip of sand, the absence of seashells and rocks, and access to unique, full day excursions and water activities.
Los Cabos is home to more than just these three beaches, with dozens to choose from. Of the variety of beaches to choose from, there are only few swimmable beaches. The three beaches listed above are swimmable, as well as the popular Santa Maria Beach, Palmilla Beach, and Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor).
Los Cabos remains classified as one of the top spots in Mexico for a beach vacation, putting efforts into keeping them clean and protected. The prestigious Blue Flag Classification – awarded to beaches for following a strict set of requirements to keep beaches clean and promote sustainability – lists 11 beaches in Mexico as Blue Flag Beaches. Of those 11, 6 are located in Los Cabos, including The Old Man’s Beach and Las Viudas.
Due to the popularity of the top-ranked beaches in Los Cabos, they’re likely to be crowded. The one beach that hasn’t gotten the attention it surely deserves is Las Viudas. It’s the lesser known of all of the beaches in the area, attracting those looking for a more relaxing and private experience. There are fewer vendors, more open and available spots, and beautiful views of the water and surrounding rock formation.