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Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María) Tours

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Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)
Stretching around a secluded cove, Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María) is a protected marine sanctuary and an excellent spot for snorkeling or sunbathing. Santa Maria’s serene setting offers a nice alternative to the noise and excitement of Cabo San Lucas’ beaches, and snorkeling with a variety of colorful fish is just a short swim from shore.

The Basics
Santa Maria’s wide strip of golden sand and horseshoe-shaped bay tucked between two bluffs make it one of the nicest beaches in Los Cabos.

Most visitors arrive as part of a snorkeling cruise that includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off. There’s also a popular snorkel and kayak combo tour to consider. Excursions typically include free time to enjoy the beach. If you want to spend more time soaking up the Baja tranquility, plan to visit independently.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Choose a half-day snorkeling cruise that includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off.
  • Remember to bring sun protection and plenty of water, as the beach offers little shade.
  • Santa Maria Beach has basic facilities, including parking, wheelchair ramps, and restrooms.
  • Snorkeling gear and beach umbrellas are available to rent.
 
How to Get There
The easiest way to visit Santa Maria Beach is on a boat tour from Los Cabos. Or, if you’re driving, take Highway 1. The beach is accessible via a well-marked stop off the road, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) east of Cabo San Lucas and 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of San Jose del Cabo.

When to Get There
Santa Maria Beach can be visited year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists, whereas other times of year are less crowded. The middle of the week has fewer crowds, and mornings offer better conditions and calmer waters for swimming and snorkeling.

Snorkeling at Santa Maria Cove
Santa Maria’s horseshoe-shaped bay is a popular destination for snorkeling cruises that ply the Los Cabos coast. Santa Maria Cove is one of the best spots to snorkel and see colorful coral formations, troves of tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or manta rays. Its calm, shallow waters and ease of snorkeling from shore make it an ideal snorkeling spot for families.
Address: Los Cabos, Mexico
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29 Tours and Activities to Experience Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)

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Los Cabos Snorkeling Tour to Chileno Bay and Santa Maria Cove

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Los Cabos Snorkeling Tour to Chileno Bay and Santa Maria Cove

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Join an experienced guide at some of Los Cabos' top snorkeling sites and become immersed in a world of sea creatures. Your first stop is Santa Maria Cove, a protected bay that's home to exquisite coral formations and schools of tropical fish. Then continue on to Chileno Bay where wispy sea fans, elegant manta rays, and curious sea turtles reside. Swim alongside them as your guide fills you in on exactly what you're seeing. Afterward, spend some time relaxing on the beach. Your tour includes round-trip transport.
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Snorkeling Catamaran Tour at Santa Maria Bay

Snorkeling Catamaran Tour at Santa Maria Bay

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Swim and snorkel in Santa Maria Bay on a catamaran cruise from Cabo San Lucas that includes lunch and an open bar. Spot the Arch, Pelican Rock, and the sea lion colony as you travel along the coast, then slip into the water to find bright coral reefs and tropical fish. This snorkeling cruise is the perfect way to explore the natural side of Cabo San Lucas with an experienced captain and crew.
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Small Group or Private Tour of Los Cabos

Small Group or Private Tour of Los Cabos

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Enjoy scenery, shopping, and culture on this Los Cabos combo tour. Choose to begin by either souvenir-hunting at Puerto Paraiso mall or riding a glass-bottom boat to El Arco, watching for fish and sea lions on route. Then, enjoy the ocean-lined Tourist Corridor to San Jose for a sightseeing walk and tequila and Mexican chocolate tastings.
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Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise

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Los Cabos Luxury Sailing, Snorkel and Lunch Cruise

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Sail across the shimmering seas of the Cabo coast on a luxury snorkel and lunch cruise from Los Cabos. Soak up the Mexican sunshine on board a yacht, sipping cocktails or sparkling wine from the open bar. Snorkel in the ocean to discover troves of tropical fish and coral reefs before feasting upon a lunch of international specialties. Personalized attention from your guide is guaranteed on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 20 people.
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Snorkel Cruise in Los Cabos

Snorkel Cruise in Los Cabos

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Board a sailing catamaran for Santa Maria Bay during this half-day snorkeling cruise from Cabo San Lucas. Embark in the morning or at midday and enhance your cruise in tropical waters with unlimited drinks from the open bar. Lunch is served by the crew, with sightseeing and snorkeling around the Sea of Cortez.
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3Hr Private Yacht Cruise in Cabo As if you were aboard your own Private Yacht.Al

3Hr Private Yacht Cruise in Cabo As if you were aboard your own Private Yacht.Al

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We'll start by sightseeing to points of interest on the bay (The World Famous Arch of Cabo, Lovers Beach, Divorce Beach, Neptune’s Finger, Lobera, Whale Head) and cruise towards Santa Maria Beach, Chileno Bay or El Médano beach for paddle-boarding, swimming and/or lounging on the yacht. We'll tell you everything we know about the area. Also, we have snorkel gear available at no charge. Complimentary food and international bar with well-known brands are included in the price and available right from boarding Mi Dharma yacht and on. Our yacht has a capacity of up to 20 guests. You will have enough space to enjoy your yacht experience with us and you will have unforgettable moments to remember
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Snorkelling and Sailing with Lunch in Los Cabos

Snorkelling and Sailing with Lunch in Los Cabos

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Sail on the Sea of Cortez aboard a catamaran built with green technology and solar power. This snorkeling cruise from Cabo San Lucas includes a delicious taco lunch and unlimited drinks from the open bar, with exceptional service from the onboard crew. Snorkel with marine life and visit the Arch at Land´s End.
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Santa Maria and Chileno Bay Snorkel Adventure Los Cabos

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Santa Maria and Chileno Bay Snorkel Adventure Los Cabos

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See scores of tropical fish, manta rays and sea turtles on a Sea of Cortez snorkel adventure. Explore the protected bays of Santa Maria and Chileno—both part of the extremely biodiverse Los Cabos Corridor. Swim among swaying sea fans, colorful coral formations, starfish and Moray eels on this delightful 3.5-hour tour and return to port with an array of unforgettable memories.
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Snorkeling Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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Snorkeling Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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Cabo Blue Trimaran offers a beautiful sightseeing cruise in Los Cabos, Mexico Baja California Sur. We bring our guests to the beach of Santa Maria for the Snorkel, Kayak and Paddle Board activity, and also stop at the famous arch for photos. We have a fun, professional crew who will make your journey one to remember. Come enjoy your once in a lifetime snorkeling activity with us, and receive exclusive VIP treatment service. Prívate Charters Available, contact us directly for more information
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Cabo San Lucas Glass Bottom Kayak Tour and Snorkel at Two Bays

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Cabo San Lucas Glass Bottom Kayak Tour and Snorkel at Two Bays

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Visit some of Cabo’s most spectacular snorkeling spots on this affordable excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to Santa María and Chileno Bays with a bilingual guide. Travel by air-conditioned van and double-seated kayak equipped with a dry bag for valuables. Get outfitted with snorkeling gear, a life jacket, and a wetsuit (if needed) and experience the bay’s subtropical fish, incredible coral reefs, and dramatic rock formations.
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Snorkeling with Mexican Buffet & BBQ Included on Big Catamaran

Snorkeling with Mexican Buffet & BBQ Included on Big Catamaran

Enjoy a few hours on the water during a catamaran cruise from Cabo San Lucas. You’ll see the area’s top sights such as El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Lover’s Beach, plus stop for snorkeling at Santa Maria Beach to look for colorful fish and other marine life. Lunch and drinks are provided on board for an all-inclusive experience.
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# 1 Snorkeling Tour in Catamaran. Snacks & Open Bar included.

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# 1 Snorkeling Tour in Catamaran. Snacks & Open Bar included.

We will visit the world famous arch of Cabo at the end of the earth, and then we will sail near the Santa María beach, to Chileno Bay, where you can jump into the ocean to get an up-close view of marine life. We provide scuba gear and orientation in a protected area designated for snorkeling, where you will have plenty of time to explore marine life. When you return to the ship, enjoy the national open bar, tequila, vodka, cold beers, margaritas, juices, bottled water and soft drinks for the children, tuna or ceviche sandwiches, guacamole, Mexican sauce and tortilla chips. The way back is fun too, good music and activities until we get back to our dock
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Private Snorkeling Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Private Snorkeling Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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Go snorkeling and exploring the coast on a 2- or 4-hour private boat tour from Cabo San Lucas. The 2-hour tour heads to the local marine park for snorkeling in a prime spot, and the 4-hour tour also takes in top destinations such as Santa Maria Bay and Chileno Bay. Get great views of The Arch as you head out on the Pacific Ocean with your an expert captain and your group of up to eight people. Includes snacks, use of snorkeling equipment, and private boat.
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ArtWalk and Snorkel Cabo Combo

ArtWalk and Snorkel Cabo Combo

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This excursion will show you los Cabos from a historical point of view since native Pericu to the spanish ocupation. Covering beach and town history allowing you to interact with local flora and fauna.
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Private Boat Snorkeling all included in Cabo San Lucas 3 hours

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Private Boat Snorkeling all included in Cabo San Lucas 3 hours

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See Cabo San Lucas from your own private boat on a 3 hour cruise. This is the Cabo Blue experience that you have heard of. The world class crew is there just for you to ensure you will receive your most memorable experience. The Cabo Blue Boat is perfectly built for groups of all sizes, being spacious so you can easily move around freely. Get ready to capture the most amazing photos at Pelican Rock, Lover´s Beach, El Arco, Sea Lions Colony and more. We will take you to the famous beach of Santa Maria to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. All included!!!! Cabo Blue Trimaran Boat can hold up to 58 passengers during normal circumstances. At this time with the restrictions, we are allowing up to 30 passengers per tour. If you have a group over the booking details listed, please contact us directly for pricing.
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Snorkeling, Paddle Boards & Kayaks at Santa Maria Bay

Snorkeling, Paddle Boards & Kayaks at Santa Maria Bay

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The Cabo Blue is a wide, spacious 48ft boat. It comes equipped with two large nets on the frontal area, shade, cushions and benches surrounding the outside. From the moment you step on board, you will be greeted with our professional crew, and handed a cocktail to enjoy. We have a great music playlist which goes perfectly while cruising and sightseeing. The service offered will make you feel VIP from beginning to end. Soak up the Mexican sunshine on board a spacious boat while sipping cocktails from the open bar. Snorkel in the beautiful bay of Santa Maria and discover many tropical fish and coral reefs before enjoying a light lunch.Personalized attention from our crew is guaranteed on this group tour, where numbers are limited to 30 people.
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Los Cabos Shore Excursion: Sailing and Snorkel Cruise

Los Cabos Shore Excursion: Sailing and Snorkel Cruise

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Sail on the shimmering waters of the Pacific Ocean on a half-day shore excursion from Los Cabos. Cruise on an open catamaran and stop to snorkel beneath the serene surface of Santa Maria Bay. Discover troves of tropical fish and colorful coral reefs as you immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of Mexican waters. Observe rugged natural landmarks like Los Cabos Arch and Lover’s Beach and enjoy a light lunch and open bar on this exciting excursion.
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Los Cabos Sailing and Snorkel Cruise

Los Cabos Sailing and Snorkel Cruise

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Soak in a leisurely morning on a sailing cruise along the Bay of San Lucas. Enjoy a light meal and sip spirits from the open bar as you travel alongside exquisite rock formations like the golden-colored Los Cabos Arch. Once reaching Santa Maria Bay, there's a whole underwater world to explore. Hop in the water and snorkel alongside hundreds of tropical fish, then return to the catamaran for a bit more sightseeing.
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All inclusive: paddleboard, kayak, snorkeling, tour the Arch, open bar and food

All inclusive: paddleboard, kayak, snorkeling, tour the Arch, open bar and food

No stay in Cabo is complete without a few things. We have put all of those things in one spot in an all inclusive bucket list level experience. Tour the Arch, Lover's Beach, Land's End and everything Cabo. Stop in the bay to snorkel, kayak, paddleboard or keep drinking! It's all about you on this one! Bring your favorite music and play it through bluetooth! Open bar, food and bucket list level memories are included. Join the fun, loving, and professional crew on board the most amazing experience in Cabo. Three hours of bucket list stuff, including: -Light brunch and snacks -Beverages, soft drinks, juices, bottled water, -Open bar: tequila, vodka and rum cocktails, beer -Snorkel gear included, flotation devices, kayaks and paddleboards -Music -Lifetime memories INQUIRE ABOUT PRIVATE TOURS. PERFECT FOR YOUR SPECIAL GROUP. Please check out our website for more information.
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Snorkeling Discovery sailing in Los Cabos

Snorkeling Discovery sailing in Los Cabos

Snorkel the Sea of Cortez on a 3.5-hour cruise from Cabo San Lucas, and see Cabo’s scenic coast from the water. Spot some of the marine wildlife that lives just below the surface, eat a buffet lunch on deck, and cruise past The Arch, the sea lion colony, and Lover’s Beach. This 3.5-hour boat tour includes snorkeling equipment, lunch, and drinks from an open bar.
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Beach Hopping Snorkeling Discovery in Los Cabos

Beach Hopping Snorkeling Discovery in Los Cabos

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See the diverse marine life in the Sea of Cortez on a 3.5-hour snorkeling tour from Cabo San Lucas, with stops to swim at two different beaches. You’ll also see Land’s End, Lover’s Beach, and the Arch from the water, with a stop to visit Cabo’s thriving sea lion colony. This 3.5-hour snorkel tour includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Los Cabos hotels, a light lunch, and snorkeling gear, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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Cabo Snorkel Tour to Lands End Adventure

Cabo Snorkel Tour to Lands End Adventure

Cabo most exciting adventure! Make way to The Famous Land mark the Arch and take as many pictures as you can with your loved ones. You will see pelican rock where there is a large variety of tropical fish, Neptunes finger, Lovers beach, sea lion colony and more. Once you arrive to Santa Maria Bay you will have time to snorkel and kayak with all the fish. After your swim you will enjoy our delicious baguettes, pico de gallo and guacamole while you head back to the marina making this once in a lifetime adventure.
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Los Cabos Sunset Booze Cruise

Los Cabos Sunset Booze Cruise

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During sunset, the coastline of Los Cabos comes to life with color. Witness the evening phenomenon in style during a sunset cruise with unlimited beer and soft drinks, perfect for travelers looking to capture Los Cabos’ party spirit. The time of day makes for fantastic photographs while music and snacks ensure you stay energized throughout the experience.
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Snorkeling at Los Cabos

Snorkeling at Los Cabos

Travel aboard a luxurious catamaran over the beautiful Santa Maria Bay, and discover the fascinating marine life or relax in the bright sunshine at Los Cabos.
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What's the best way to experience Santa Maria Beach (Playa Santa María)?