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Lifeguard Safety Operation Launched In Los Cabos To Protect Tourists This Winter 

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The winters in Los Cabos, thanks to the tropical desert climate, are mild enough to still enjoy the beaches, which is one of the top things the destination is known for.   

This is why so many Americans visit Los Cabos during the winter months, making it one of the busiest seasons for the popular vacation destination.   

To protect those thousands of tourists on the beaches this winter, a lifeguard safety operation has been launched in Los Cabos.   

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Operation Lifeguard Winter 2023 

Operation Lifeguard Winter 2023 will be in effect in Los Cabos from December 16, 2023, through January 7, 2024.   

During this time, there will be nearly 300 naval guards keeping an eye on the beaches in the destination, which are sure to be filled with tourists.   

Additionally, rescue boats will be ready to assist with emergencies.   

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Keeping Tourists Safe On Los Cabos Beaches 

Currently, hotels in Los Cabos are nearly full, with tourists escaping cold temperatures to enjoy a beach vacation in Los Cabos.   

While most beaches already have lifeguards to watch over tourists, the increase in tourist numbers requires more help to keep tourists safe.   

The biggest increases in lifeguards and naval personnel will be on Los Cabos’ busiest beaches.   

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Busiest Los Cabos Beaches 

There are 25 plus beautiful beaches in Los Cabos, each with its own unique attributes.   

Some beaches are quiet and secluded, while others are where all of the action is.   

These busier beaches are the ones most frequented by tourists and where the “Operation Lifeguard” program will mainly be concentrated.   

The main beaches visited by tourists on that list are Chileno Beach and Medano Beach, which are Los Cabos’ most popular beaches. 

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Why You Should Never Swim On Some Los Cabos Beaches 

There are plenty of beaches in Los Cabos that are great for swimming, but there are some Los Cabos beaches that you should never swim at.   

On these beaches, large waves and strong undertows make the water dangerous and can carry swimmers out to sea or cause drowning.   

Unswimmable beaches in Los Cabos include: 

  • Divorce Beach 
  • Estuary Beach 
  • Solmar Beach 
  • Pedregal Beach 
  • Hotel Beach 
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Understanding Beach Warning Flags 

Even if you’re unsure about which beaches in Los Cabos are swimmable and which aren’t, all you have to do is look for a beach warning flag.   

These different color flags signify whether or not a specific beach is safe for swimming at any given time and should always be taken seriously.   

The flags and their meanings are: 

  • Green – Water is safe for swimming. 
  • Yellow – Swimmers should swim with caution.   
  • Red – Swimming is currently prohibited. 
  • Black – Beach is closed. 
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More Safety Precautions To Consider 

Having an increased presence of lifeguards and navel elements on Los Cabos beaches is great, but beachgoers should still take precautions of their own.   

Excessive drinking should be avoided when planning on going into the water, and staying hydrated is essential.   

It’s also important not to go out too far when swimming, as this is often what results in being swept away by strong currents.   


Other Popular Los Cabos Beaches 

As mentioned, there are more than 25 beaches in Los Cabos.   

There are a few more that are pretty popular among tourists and might be a little less crowded than the area’s most popular beaches. 

Those beaches include: 

  • Santa Maria Beach 
  • Palmilla Beach 
  • Lover’s Beach  
  • Cannery Beach 

Each of these beaches is perfectly safe for swimming and offers a little bit of seclusion from the crowds on the busiest beaches. 

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