It’s no secret that Los Cabos has some pretty amazing beaches lining the coast of the destination.
What many travelers might not know, though, is that the beaches aren’t just popular among tourists, but some of them are award-winning beaches.
This news comes as Los Cabos was just awarded with 25 prestigious beach awards following recent inspections.
Los Cabos’ Blue Flag Beaches
The Blue Flag award that is given to beach destinations for meeting certain conditions is a coveted award because it attracts tourists.
This is because tourists know that beaches that receive this award are cleaner, more well-equipped, and even safer than beaches that are not awarded this distinction.
Los Cabos now has 25 Blue Flag-certified beaches.
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Conditions That Need To Be Met
There are a number of conditions that need to be met in order for a beach to be awarded Blue Flag certification.
These conditions have to do with the safety and cleanliness of the beach, as well as the available facilities and services.
In total, there are more than 30 different things that officials inspect for, including the quality of the water, how clean the beaches are, what kind of environmental information is available, and what safety measures are used.
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How The Awards Were Determined
To determine which beaches in Los Cabos are Blue Flag beaches, inspections are carried out.
In this case, inspectors toured the beaches of Los Cabos for five days before making the determination.
The inspections are carried out periodically in order to update a beach’s status if anything changes.
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What This Means For Tourists
For tourists, the Blue Flag Beach designation means clean, safe beaches.
This is something many beach vacationers look for in a beach vacation destination.
The prestigious 25 Beach Awards that Los Canos has received reestablishes it as one of the premier beach vacation destinations.
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Los Cabos Beaches
Los Cabos has more beaches than most beach vacation destinations, but not all of them are equal to each other.
Some of the beaches in Los Cabos are more for sightseeing and relaxing than they are for swimming or water activities.
Additionally, some of the beaches are more off the beaten path and not accessible for tourists, but rest assured, there are plenty of great beaches to enjoy during your Los Cabos vacation.
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To Swim Or Not To Swim – Understanding Beach Flags In Los Cabos
As mentioned before, not all Los Cabos beaches are safe for swimming, but fortunately, determining where you can and cannot swim is not a guessing game.
Los Cabos uses a beach flag warning system to alert beachgoers of where it’s safe to swim.
It’s important to heed the warnings because some of these beaches have dangerous undertows and large crashing waves.
The warning flags are:
- Green – Safe for swimming
- Yellow – Use caution when swimming.
- Red – Do not enter the water.
- Black – Beach is completely closed.
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Most Popular Beaches In Los Cabos
With so many Los Cabos beaches to choose from, it probably won’t come as a surprise that some are favored over the rest for one reason or another.
For example, Medano Beach is loved by tourists because it’s conveniently located near downtown Cabo San Lucas, it’s filled with beach clubs and beach bars, there’s always activity on the beach, and it’s the best beach for swimming.
Other favorite beaches that are favored for the opposite reason, those that offer little more peace and tranquility, include Santa Maria Beach, Chileno Beach, Lover’s Beach, and Palmilla Beach.
All of these beaches are also safe for swimming, so be sure to visit one during your Los Cabos vacation.
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