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Tourists Urged To Be Cautious On Majority Of Los Cabos Beaches Right Now

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Most people heading to Los Cabos do so to enjoy the 25-blue-certified beaches found in this area. 

Places such as El Médano Beach, Lover’s Beach, and El Chileno Beach welcome hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, vastly contributing to Los Cabos’ popularity. 

Beach view with sand, rocks, and ocean in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

These areas are not only known for their cleanliness levels and breathtaking sceneries, but also for their calm waters giving everyone the chance to swim in all safety without worrying about strong currents.

Despite this, there are certain periods of the year, during which local lifeguards are forced to place warning flags on Los Cabos’ shores due to sudden changes in water conditions. This is exactly what happened recently. 

Are Los Cabos beaches accessible to tourists now?

Palmilla Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

According to local news, on Wednesday 6th, yellow flags were placed on ten beaches in Los Cabos.

These include, El Médano Beach, La Viudas Beach, El Corsario Beach, Acapulquito Beach, Santa María Beach, Hacienda Beach, El Chileno Beach, Palmilla Beach, La Gaviota Beach, and La Ribera Beach. 

The announcement was made by the Federal Maritime-Terrestrial Zone (Zofemat) and also specified that these safety measures were taken due to strong winds in the area, which had reached a speed of 12 km/h and guts of 16 km/h.

Yellow flag on a beach

On top of this, all beaches in the Tourist Corridor now have red flags, meaning that they are inaccessible to swimmers due to their high levels of danger. 

Considering the current warnings, tourists heading to Los Cabos soon may now be wondering whether they will be able to enjoy the sea on their holiday.

Luckily, El Surgidero beach still remains safe for bathers. On top of this, it’s important to remember that water conditions in Los Cabos tend to change quickly, meaning that some beaches may soon be accessible again to people of all swimming levels. In a similar vein, resorts in Los Cabos are known for having incredible pools to enjoy when the ocean isn’t as inviting!

Beach in San José del Cabo

Despite this, Los Cabos’ visitors are always asked to follow local lifeguards’ recommendations and familiarize themselves with the warning colors system used in this area before their trip. 

What do colors indicate?

Apart from yellow and red flags, which we already discussed, tourists heading to Los Cabos may find black flags on the shores. 

These indicate that the ocean is extremely dangerous and everyone is prohibited from accessing the beach. 

Red flag with stormy sky in the background

White flags also signal danger. In particular, they indicate the presence of jellyfish in the water and advise tourists to opt for another beach. 

Lastly, green and blue flags are positive signs. The former means that a certain area is perfectly safe for all swimmer levels, while the latter is an international certification given to the best beaches in the world based on the services provided to tourists, safety levels, and cleanliness. 

What to do in Los Cabos when beaches are closed

Los Cabos is much more than a beach destination, meaning that even when these areas are closed, tourists can opt for a wide variety of activities. 

el medano beach los cabos

For instance, people can decide to spend their days in one of the many saunas in the municipality to let go of the stress accumulated throughout the year. 

Several all-inclusive resorts here offer daily passes, allowing tourists to make use of all their amenities for one day without having to spend the night there. 

Apart from this, outdoors lovers can opt for a trip to the nearby Sierra de la Laguna Mountain Range. This hiking area has walking paths for all fitness levels and will allow you to immerse yourself in the most unspoiled Mexican nature. 

travelers with a dog walking on a hiking trail

Last but not least, visitors can rent a car and explore some nearby towns to get an authentic glimpse of Mexican culture. 

Villages such as El Migriño, La Ventana, and Todos Santos are the perfect places to escape the massive crowds of tourists typical of cities such as San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. 

If you prefer to opt for a bigger city, drive all the way to La Paz. This is the capital of Baja California Sur and is the ideal place for a one-day trip. 

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