Playa Chileno (Chilean Beach) - Chileno Beach

Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

While spring breakers and tourists of all ilk, for that matter, flock to Médano Beach, local residents often turn to Chileno Bay (Bahia Chileno)—and for good reason. The beach, conveniently located off the Tourist Corridor, is regularly ranked as one of the cleanest in all of México.

It also has an embarrassment of riches in the amenities department: paved parking lot, showers, bathrooms, shade palapas, even some access for the disabled. And we haven’t even mentioned the calm waters, excellent snorkeling conditions, or must-explore tide pools.

Crazy as it sounds, here’s an insider’s tip: During whale season, take a moment to hold your head underwater and just listen. You may be rewarded with the sweet singing of a humpback whale. Chileno Bay, like many of the area’s best beaches, is located just off the Tourist Corridor. Look for signs around km 14.

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Chileno Beach(Playa Chileno) March 23, 2016

Access to the beach is well marked from the main highway. The parking area is not paved, but is graded and marked off for easy parking. Access to the beach is a short walk from the parking lot. There is a lifeguard stand on the beach, trash disposal stations, and portable toilets, often referred to as a porta-potty, between the parking area and beach. I went on Wednesday during Easter break and did not find the beach very crowded.

       

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Chileno Beach(Playa Chileno)
Except from Los Cabos Magazine - Issue #6 - 1999

Playa Chileno, southwest of the stately Hotel Cabo San Lucas, is one of the few beaches anywhere in Los Cabos with services. Like Playa Santa Maria, it can be crowded on weekends, especially Sundays. Great for families, snorkelers and divers, look for the dive flag at the edge of the highway at Km. 14, which marks the parking entrance. Easily accessible from Hwy #1, a Cabo Acuadeportes dive shop palapa (a palm leaf covered hut) is located on the beach's southwestern end near the water. Chileno is a wide, fairly flat beach, perfect for strolling or running, with safe swimming and very good morning snorkeling. Playa Chileno's facilities include shade palms, restrooms, equipment rentals, and the diveshop also sells cold soft drinks and bottled water.

aerial view of chileno beach and bay los cabos, mexico taken September 2012
aerial view of chileno beach and bay los cabos, mexico taken September 2012
aerial view of chileno beach and bay los cabos, mexico taken September 2012
Photographs above of Chileno Beach and Bay were taken September 2012.

Bahia Chileno (Chilean Beach) – Best All-Round Beach
Except from Los Cabos Magazine - Issue #9 - July 2004

Well known for excellent snorkeling, diving, and clear aquamarine water teeming with marine life, Chileno (Chilean) is the best all-round beach in the Tourist Corridor. Why? Easily accessed, Chileno Beach is wide, fairly flat, perfect for strolling, running or sunning with safe swimming. It’s civilized, with restrooms (bring your own tissue), garbage cans, and a palm grove for shade. Like Santa María, Chileno receives snorkel tours around midday — head northeast or south around the bend for more privacy. And, unlike El Medano and Playa Bledito, motorized watersports are banned at Chileno. Rocky reefs run parallel to the beach with tropical fish, sea turtles, moray eels, invertebrates, sea urchins, gorgonians (sea fans), sponges, and starfish, all right in front of you. A Cabo Acuadeportes dive shop on the beach's southwestern end rents kayaks, snorkel and dive gear, and sells bottled water and sodas. Access to Chileno is southwest of the Hotel Cabo San Lucas, look for the parking lot and dive flag sign at Kilometer 14.5. A bus stop is nearby to the northeast.



Playa Chileno, southwest of the stately Hotel Cabo San Lucas, is one of the few beaches anywhere in Los Cabos with services. Like Playa Santa Maria, it can be crowded on weekends, especially Sundays. Great for families, snorkelers and divers, look for the dive flag at the edge of the highway at Km. 14, which marks the parking entrance. Easily accessible from Hwy #1, a Cabo Acuadeportes dive shop palapa (a palm leaf covered hut) is located on the beach's southwestern end near the water. Chileno is a wide, fairly flat beach, perfect for strolling or running, with safe swimming and very good morning snorkeling. Playa Chileno's facilities include shade palms, restrooms, equipment rentals, and the diveshop also sells cold soft drinks and bottled water.    chilena bay and beach - cabo san lucas

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NOTICE - WARNING
We emphatically stress that swimming off all the beaches on the Pacific side is dangerous due to swift sea currents and powerful waves. Use caution. As you will discover along the Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos , Mexico coast, almost all roads lead to a beach and a new adventure
Please do not drive on any of the area's beaches. Mexican Federal law prohibits driving any motorized vehicles on any beach in Mexico.
Please do not litter our beaches. Always take along a plastic trash bag for your trash. Also, consider picking up any trash left by other inconsiderate people. Help keep the beaches clean and beautiful.

Things to Remember
It is important to remember a few things before beginning your Los Cabos, Baja California Sur Beach trip:

Number One: There are no lifeguards here, not even at most hotel pools. So, try not to swim alone as no big lifeguard hunk wearing red Speedos is going to come to your rescue.

Number Two: One won’t find a convenience store on every corner here (or on any corner for that matter), so bring lots of sunblock, sunglasses, water, snacks, bathroom tissue, film as well as a beach umbrella, snorkeling gear, sand toys, etc. And don’t forget a bag to carry your trash out in.

Number Three: Certain Los Cabos beaches have seas with severe undertows, dangerous breakers, rip tides, or deep drop-offs close to shore. Pay attention to any warning signs.

Number Four: Remember that it’s illegal to drive on beaches in Mexico. Environmental protectionism is growing in countries all over the world and one needs to be as sensitive here in Mexico as in the USA. In either country, a fuel spill from one’s boat or 4x4 on most beaches can result in stiff fines.


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