Los Cabos is home to dozens of great beaches, from scenic Pacific Ocean facing stretches of golden sand in Cabo San Lucas to Playa Hotelera and La Playita in San José del Cabo. Some are best known for their beauty, others for their safe swimming, surf breaks or snorkeling and diving conditions. All feature plenty of sunshine: the region averages about 350 sunny days per year.
Playa El Médano in Cabo San Lucas is ground zero during the Spring Break months, but this two-mile expanse of bars, restaurants, and umbrella-shaded sunbeds draws large crowds throughout the year. Playa del Amor, or Lover's Beach, is probably the most frequently photographed beach in Los Cabos, given its privileged location amidst the granite rock formations at Land's End. Lover's Beach is only accessible by water, so visitors must take a water taxi, or arrange a rental kayak or other water-based transportation if they wish to explore this pristine paradise.
The highest concentration of beaches is found along the Tourist Corridor, the twenty-mile strip of highway that connects the two cape cities. Chileno, Santa María and Palmilla are among the most popular beaches in the corridor, and all three have received Blue Flags for quality and sustainability from FEE (the Foundation for Environmental Education). Surf breaks, burgers and beer are part of the seaside scene at Costa Azul, while Playa Las Viudas, or Widow's Beach, provides photogenic volcanic rock formations and plenty of privacy in its countless inlets and coves.