Best Places To Paddle Board In Cabo San Lucas

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Explore Cabo San Lucas, a resort city located at the Southern tip of the Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Cabo is most famous for its fantastic nightlife, majestic sunny beaches, various sports fishing, golfing experiences, snorkeling, and scuba diving. This beautiful destination features breathtaking views of the sky and nature and also paddleboarding in the following locations:

Medano Beach, Cabo San Lucas

Medano Beach is the most popular and is considered to be a safe beach where you can enjoy swimming. The beach, also known as Playa El Medano, has the longest swimmable beach and begins at the east side of the harbor entrance and spreads all the way to the east end of the bay at Villa del Palmar. Medano beach is located at the south of downtown Cabos San Lucas, sandwiched in the middle of Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio. Medina Beach has unique features that attract tourists from all around the world. Here you will find a two-mile of golden sand filled with restaurants, palapa-topped cantinas, and luxury resorts at the seaside offering all the goodness a prime tourist destination offers. The beach is best known for its out-of-this-world experiences such as jet skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, banana boating, swimming, parasailing, and volleyball games. It is an excellent location for families and friends to hang out, including kids who want to build sandcastles or friend groups looking to have a good time attending beach parties. Located a few miles from the beach, you will find the downtown area of Cabo San Lucas, where you can eat and drink the night away. If you are looking to purchase souvenirs to remind you of the memorable times in Cabo, you will find traditional Mexican handicrafts, pottery, and jewelry in stores downtown.

The Arch

Book a water taxi or even more excitingly paddle your way from Cabo to Land’s End to witness and enjoy the views at El Arco, also known as The Arch. At the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, you will find the Arch standing tall in all its might. The Arch is a rock formation shaped like an arch towering over the ocean. The majestic view is a sight to behold. El Aro is significantly known as the gateway to the ocean, making it one of the most popular attractions to visit in Cabo San Lucas. Other tourist attractions at the Arch include the sea lions that grace the rocks at the beach. You can also experience the tropical fish swimming in the ocean aboard a glass-bottom cruise. Laze around the beach or take an evening stroll down the shore as you watch how the color changes as the sunsets. You cannot afford to miss out on exciting activities such as scuba diving, paddling, and snorkeling. A couple of miles from the Arch is Cabo Del Sol Golf, a popular golf course where you can hit the links or relax in one of the many restaurants on-site. Visit the marine center where you can witness the relationship between dolphins and people at Cabo Dolphins.

Santa Maria Bay

Take a trip to the cleanest and one of the most beautiful beaches in Los Cabos, known as Santa Maria Bay. The shore at the beach is in the shape of a horse and features miles and miles of clean sand with the color and consistency of pink rice. The beach is located a few kilometers along the highway at kilometer twelve. This protected marine sanctuary offers tranquility and relaxation at its best. There are no interruptions from various vendors making this a cost-effective beach as well. This destination is perfect for individuals who want to do some snorkeling, scuba diving excursions, and paddleboarding. The rich and colorful underwater life consisting of a number of exotic fish can be enjoyed in the mornings when there is maximum visibility. Swimming is also allowed at this beach as you take in the sights of the unique landscapes found in Santa Maria. Adrenaline lovers can have a go at Baja ride, located a few miles from Santa Maria Beach that offers off-road adventures on off-road motorcycles, dirt bikes, enduro, or motocross Off-Road Racing buggies.

Lovers beach

Nestled between two prominent jagged granite rock formations, situated in the Islas Marietas in Puerto Vallarta, is the lover’s beach, also known as Playa del Amor. Fancy! Located a water-taxi journey distance away from Medano Beach, this beach, more commonly referred to as the hidden beach, is engulfed with a cave with an open roof that allows sunlight. Another means of getting to the beach is by paddling your way to the beach over the calm turquoise waters. To experience magical moments in Lover’s beach, try snorkeling among the marine biodiversity, paddle-boarding, and scuba diving underwater. Swimming is also allowed, and there are also fun activities for kids to enjoy. A short drive from Lovers beach, you can find the Sushi Time fishing charters and Super Pangas that offer several exciting packages for their fishing excursions. Also located in Medano beach is at Sand Bar Cabo, where you can get the best relaxing massages under the sun.

Pelican rock

Coined after the stunning rock that rises from water is Pelican Rock, one of the most natural attractions in San Lucas bay. This bay’s most unique feature is the dramatic rock formation that rises vertically from the water. At this bay, you will find great spots to take pictures, secluded beaches as well as snorkeling. It is a great spot to explore the tropical fish when riding a glass bottom cruise. Paddleboarding and swimming are also a must-try at this bay. Take in the sights of the geological formations and huge pelicans located at Pelican rock as well. If interested, cruise through the entire Cabo San Lucas on a yacht where you can have services catered to you, from having an open bar, water toys to having a chef on board. The yacht might stop in different and safe locations to paddle-board and snorkel.

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