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These 2 Los Cabos Beaches Are Among The Best In Mexico According To Travelers 

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Known for its sunny beaches, blue waters, and luxury all-inclusive resorts, Los Cabos has once again captured the attention of travelers.  

Two of its spectacular beaches, El Chileno and El Medano, are being recognized by TripAdvisor’s 2024 Traveler’s Choice Awards.    

El Medano Beach in Los Cabos

Chosen By Travelers, For Travelers 

TripAdvisor’s 2024 Traveler’s Choice Awards is the standard of excellence in the travel industry, celebrating destinations, accommodations, and attractions that have captured the attention of travelers.

This recognition is proof of the experiences and hospitality offered to guests, as voted by a community of travelers on TripAdvisor.  

From breathtaking beaches to luxurious resorts, the winners of the Traveler’s Choice Awards are chosen through reviews and testimonials from travelers like you.  

View of a resort in Los Cabos

TripAdvisor continues to empower travelers with invaluable insights and recommendations, guiding them toward extraordinary travel experiences that exceed expectations.   

Now, let’s take a look at what makes these beautiful beaches stand out among Mexico’s best.  

A Snorkeler’s Paradise  

Located along the coastline, El Chileno Beach is the perfect option for travelers looking for both relaxation and adventure.  

Known for its crystal-clear waters, El Chileno attracts snorkelers from around the world.  

girl snorkeling with fish

With an incredibly vast marine life, the reef at El Chileno has amazing coral formations. 

Whether you are a seasoned snorkeler or giving it a try for the first time, the waters at El Chileno make it the perfect place for exploring this vast underwater world. 

The calm waters at El Chileno Beach are great for families with kids; this free public beach is a great place to watch the sunset and relax at the end of a fun-filled beach day.  

Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent, restrooms and shower facilities are available, and with almost 3000 reviews on TripAdvisor, look no further than El Chileno for a relaxing beach day away from the business of Los Cabos main tourist areas.  

sunny day el chileno beach los cabos

El Médano Beach  

Located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, and the most popular beach among travelers, El Médano Beach is filled with energy and excitement offering sun, sand, and fun.  

Stretching along the busy coast, El Médano offers visitors a chance to experience a variety of activities, from strolling along the beach to beachfront restaurants.  

What sets El Médano apart is its vibrant atmosphere, which is filled with beach vendors and watersports; the vibes are unmatched.    

Tourists on Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

For travelers looking for adventure, El Medano is the perfect option with activities like jet skiing and parasailing.  

With its lively energy and natural beauty, El Médano attracts travelers year-round, promising an unforgettable beachfront experience in Cabo San Lucas.  

Thanks to its popularity, it can get crowded and busy, so plan ahead.  

Several restaurants at the beach sell drinks and food. You can also rent chairs and umbrellas on-site.  

View of Medano Beach from a rooftop restaurant

One of the best tips for enjoying the most of El Medano among the 4500 reviews on TripAdvisor is to stroll along the beach to soak in all the activities this top-rated has to offer.  

Tips for an excellent beach day  

Here are a few tips to make the most of your beachgoing experience in Los Cabos:  

  • Arrive Early: To secure the best spot on the beach and avoid crowds, aim to arrive early in the morning.  
  • Snorkeling Gear: At El Chileno, don’t forget to bring your snorkeling gear. The beach is known for its stunning reef, making it an ideal spot for underwater exploration. Renting or bringing your own snorkeling equipment gives you a chance to experience the vast and vibrant marine life this beach offers.  
Playa El Chileno Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with boat in the distance
  • Sun Protection: Whether you are lounging at El Médano Beach or El Chileno, sun protection is essential. Remember to apply sunscreen regularly, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and seek shade during peak sun hours to prevent sunburn and dehydration. 
  • Water Activities: El Médano Beach offers a variety of water activities, such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and jet skiing. If you are looking for an adventure, these are the perfect options to add excitement to your beach day. 
jetskis on medano beach busy
  • Beachfront Dining: Indulge in beachfront dining at El Médano Beach. Many restaurants along the shoreline offer fresh seafood with stunning ocean views. It is the perfect way to unwind after a day of sun and sand. If you are heading to El Chileno though, bring your own water and snacks as there are no food vendors on site.  
  • Respect the Environment: Whether you are at El Médano Beach or El Chileno, remember to respect the environment. Dispose of trash properly, avoid disturbing wildlife, and follow any beach regulations to help preserve these beautiful beaches for future generations. 
Beach vendors in Los Cabos

Top-Rated Beaches  

As travelers head to Los Cabos in search of sunny beaches and clear waters, these two beaches, El Chileno and El Médano, are the perfect options for an authentic Mexico beach experience.  

Whether you are drawn in by the lively atmosphere of El Medano or the calm waters of El Chileno, these top-rated beaches promise a spectacular beach experience.  

So, pack your sunscreen and beach towel, and get ready to experience a beach adventure unlike any other in Los Cabos.  

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