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Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

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Address: Highway 1 Km 24, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Beautiful white sand beach with calm, sheltered waters perfect for diving...

Beautiful white sand beach with calm, sheltered waters perfect for diving and snorkeling.

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Great Huge Beach

A very wide multi-tiered white sand beach! It is very long > 3 miles bordered on the north by the San Jose del Cabo marina. Yesterday during a long walk, we saw a whale, a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very wide multi-tiered white sand beach! It is very long > 3 miles bordered on the north by the San Jose del Cabo marina. Yesterday during a long walk, we saw a whale, a greenback turtle laying eggs and numerous birds. Don't miss the large freshwater lagoon toward the north end where there are numerous birds, including great blue... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stunningly beautiful beach, protected from the crashing surf by Punta Palmilla, perfect for swimming and relaxing with options for renting paddle boards, kayaks, and pangas. Perfect for a peaceful day with lifeguards on duty, showers, palapas, and no vendors! This is what relaxation is all about.

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edmonton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reminds us of beaches in Hawaii. Excellent swimming beach with great sand. Not much for snorkelling but you can rent equipment and do some Stand Up Paddle-boarding.

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Bellingham, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were staying in San Jose and took a cab to the beach for an afternoon. It was beautiful though the water as a little cold in February. There were quite a few fish though the water was rough when we were there so the visibility wasn't the best. There are several palapas for shade, but the bathrooms were still... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Playa Palmilla is a clean, beautiful, and protected white sand beach that is safe for swimming and there are lifeguards around that is easily accessible from the San Jose del Cabo area. There is limited parking. We stopped by three times before we could park and explore. The beach is really small, crowded, and the water is calm for the... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing beach with palapas if you want some shade. Useful to have a car to get here. You might see whales.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a really safe beach to swim at, with no hassle or hassle from vendors. It's a bit out of the way, easy to get to though if you have a car. Palmilla is a great place if you like the life style of the rich and famous! Beautiful grounds and clean beach. Taxis are available. Bit of a long... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

this is a well maintained busy beach just outside of san jose. lots of families. no services or amenities. also no beach peddlers. great snorkelling.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Beautiful beach. Out houses are very dirty and a walk. No place to eat or drink on the beach. Take your own cooler for drinks and bring your own food and snacks. You can rent lounge chairs paddle boards and kayaks which was fun. We made sand chairs and threw towels over them.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

accessible public parking. cheap snorkel to rent, we snorkeled out to the rocks and saw a pretty wide variety of fish. though we were told it is better at Santa Maria

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