Santa Maria Beach is a 5 minute drive from our condo in Los Cabos, Mexico. This side of Pacific Ocean is quite rocky with high waves making sheltered beaches, like Santa Maria, with calm waters and white sand a true gift for kids and snorkelling. We arrived in our van around 9AM before the tour boats with crowds of tourists.
At first, water is every cold this time of the year but after about 20 minutes standing waist deep I gave in and got used to it, especially once you put your head under the water and see schools of Nemos and Doras.
Make sure to bring an umbrella if you don’t come early enough to get a spot under one of ten palapas. There is also a beach bar/restaurant and bathrooms. Very nice and clean beach. As we were leaving, a group of tourists took over our palapa, and after a one minute conversation we figured out they are our neighbours (in Canada!!!!) who put up a man size creepy Santa by the window every Christmas. That corner house we pass by from school every day. The world is so small.
After Santa Maria Beach we stopped at Chileno Beach which was not as nice as Santa Maria because of large crowds, huge boats and construction around. You can do snorkelling there as well. Still a beach in Mexico is better than a park in Vancouver in March.
Until next time.