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  • Beaches, Recreation, Sports, Swimming/Pools Type
  • Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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Playa Médano is Cabo's most crowded beach, with crystal blue waters and plenty of beachside watering holes attracting hordes of sunbathers. In addition to taking it easy with a drink, Playa Médano also offers some active attractions, including beach volleyball, jet skiing, kayaking, boogie boarding and parasailing. From the nearby boat port you can also take snorkeling tour or a panga (boat) out to the iconic El Arco.

Despite the crowds, Playa Médano and its waters remain very clean. Recent travelers appreciated the soft sand, clear water and the fact that they could actually swim in the ocean here. Beachgoers were also pleased with the variety of nearby eateries and bars for when they got hungry or were craving a drink. The only downside visitors mentioned was the numerous (and persistent) vendors trying to peddle souvenirs.

Playa Médano, situated just south of downtown and east of the marina, is free to visit and there are no set hours of operation.

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#1 Land's End (El Arco) Located at the southern end of Cabo San Lucas and sandwiched between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio, these rock formations were created from the rough winds and seas ... Read more » Samantha T. Photography / Getty Images

#2 San Jose del Cabo Many say San José del Cabo is Cabo San Lucas' more elegant twin sister. Separated by the Corridor and situated just south of the airport, the city is commonly known ... Read more » Mitch Diamond / Getty Images

#3 Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) Located right near the famous Land's End rock formations, Playa del Amor, or Lover's Beach, is one of Cabo's most famous stretches of shoreline. It sits ... Read more » Grey_82 / Getty Images

#4 Chileno Beach Chileno Beach's calm, shallow waters make it the go-to spot for snorkelers. But the real reason travelers love Chileno's cream-colored shore is the lack of noisy bars and ... Read more » Jorge Duarte Estevao / Getty Images

#5 Whale Watching With several species of whales making their way to the area every year, whale watching is extremely popular in Cabo, with many visitors saying it's an absolute must-do activity ... Read more » htrnr / Getty Images

#6 Golf It's hard to choose a golf spot in Los Cabos because the quantity and quality of greens remain among the highest in the world. Club Campestre San Jose and  ... Read more » Courtesy of Cabo del Sol Golf Course

#7 Iglesia de San Lucas and Town Square If you're tired of the beach or if you've had your fill of margaritas, head to the Iglesia de San Lucas (Church of Saint Luke), located a short ... Read more » User10095428_393 / Getty Images

#8 Playa Medano (Medano Beach) Playa Médano is Cabo's most crowded beach, with crystal blue waters and plenty of beachside watering holes attracting hordes of sunbathers. In addition to taking it easy with a ... Read more » Stuart Westmorland / Getty Images

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# Wild Canyon Adventure Read more » Image Source / Getty Images

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Parroquia de San Lucas picture in Cabo San Lucas
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Home to some of the most unique rock formations in the world, Land's End makes for a great photo op. Samantha T. Photography / Getty Images

Take a ride out to San José del Cabo to escape Cabo San Lucas' party atmosphere and tourist feel.  Mitch Diamond / Getty Images

Playa del Amor is reachable by boat and is a more laid-back stretch of beach than the crowded Playa Médano. Grey_82 / Getty Images

Travelers say Chileno Beach is a prime place to go snorkeling. Jorge Duarte Estevao / Getty Images

With several species of whales making their way to the area every year, whale watching is extremely popular in Cabo, with many visitors saying it's an absolute must-do activity. htrnr / Getty Images

Courtesy of Cabo del Sol Golf Course

The Iglesia de San Lucas Catholic church was originally built in 1730.
User10095428_393 / Getty Images

Playa Médano is Cabo's most popular beach and a great place for watersports. Stuart Westmorland / Getty Images

Though Playa Santa Maria is small, it still receives praise from past visitors for its excellent snorkeling conditions. ©fitopardo.com / Getty Images

If you have the room in your itinerary, visitors suggest you make time for a trip to the stunning Cabo Pulmo National Park. RyanCSlimakPhoto / Getty Images

For all-terrain vehicle rides, zip line adventures, camel rides and more, head to Wild Canyon Adventures. Image Source / Getty Images

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