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Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

Highway 1 Km 24, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 1 624 358 3333
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Beautiful white sand beach with calm, sheltered waters perfect for diving and snorkeling.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Highway 1 Km 24, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
+52 1 624 358 3333

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach offered crystal clear water and was great for swimming/lounging. Not much in the way of snorkeling, but a beautiful, secluded spot to relax.

Thank njtraveler848
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family friendly free beach that is swimmable, You cannot swim in many beaches on the resorts in Cabo so this is a close place you can and it's nice and quiet. Only encountered one peddler so that was awesome. On the resort beaches you have...More

1  Thank Lissette0708
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you want to just have a quiet time with your book or just a lazy nap, Pamilla offers a beautiful view for that. Not recommended for swimming due to rocky bottoms with lots of Rip Curls. There may be some hotels that offer a...More

1  Thank shunyu n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here with lands end tour guide. very nice views. Water and landscape was beautiful and we took lots of pictures here. Saw lots of surfers.

Thank mgoett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't prepared to pay $5 per person for 5 minute trip to Palmilla from my hotel. That said, there was a great guy there ready to provide us with beach chairs and umbrellas at a reasonable price. He came and met us at the...More

1  Thank Tony F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether just for a day on the beach or launching a Panga to fish, this is a beautiful beach, and close to everything. Especially Palmilla. What a great place to stay or just drop in for an incredible dinner or specialty drink

Thank bsmith9245
Reviewed July 5, 2017

A more "friendly" beach access for the general public. Less undertow. more frequent gentle waves---better for swimming/snorkeling and beach-side lounging. Better than average public facilities. Overall---very tranquil and relaxing.

Thank alan a
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome snorkel beach! Just a quick drive from Cabo to San Jose and you've found a relaxing spot to sit under the thatched roof umbrellas, snorkel, swim, paddle board or build a sand castle. It's a public beach but parking is free....More

Thank merkatwoman
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited the beach on 6/8. The beach is beautiful and the waves aren't too big that you can't swim. Like most beaches in Cabo there is not a gentle slope as you enter the water - watch out for the drop. Every once in a...More

Thank Edgar F
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This is a really nice beach for a walk or just to hang out for a few hours. Its public & has great sand & a beautiful view. Doesn't really get that crowded

1  Thank RossA65
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from FrasierC |
From a news report: A shooting at a popular beach in Mexico killed three people and wounded two others Sunday. Gunmen opened fire on a group of people at the entrance to Playa Palmilla in Los Cabos. Police evacuated the... More
July 29, 2017|
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Response from indigokat | Reviewed this property |
No, but there fishermen and vendors renting chairs/umbrellas so it's not like it's a deserted beach and if you got into trouble there would be no one to yell to but there was no formal lifeguards that I recall.
April 27, 2017|
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Response from indigokat | Reviewed this property |
You park right at the beach and it was free.