Playa Chileno or Chileno Beach
Located along the Tourist Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.
While spring breakers and tourists 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.
On a recent trip to Chileno Beach in the Spring of 2016 I wanted to see what changes have been made with all the construction in the nearby area. 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.
Playa Chileno has been named a Blue Flag beach by the Blue Flag program that is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.blueflag.global/.
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.