Playa Palmilla or Palmilla Beach
San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.
Those seeking calm waters, a family friendly area and a mile-long stretch of beach are welcome to Playa Palmilla or Palmilla Beach where you will be surrounded by oceanfront luxury homes, the world-famous One & Only Hotel resort and the world renowned Jack Nicklaus Ocean Nine golf course. On weekends, arrive early if you want a palapa or bring your own umbrella for shade. Limited services are available for food or sanitary facilities at present, but you can launch a kayak here, or rent a fishing panga or cruiser. Plans are in the making, as of July, 2016, that this beach and others in the area, will soon have public toilets and showers, access for those with disabilities, a covered terrace, tables and benches, a playground for children, a specified area for fishermen, volleyball court and other amenities. Exit Km. 27 and follow the signs. Turn into the beach parking before the entrance to the resort.
Playa Palmilla in San Jose del Cabo has been named a Blue Flag beach by the Blue Flag programme, which is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. ( http://www.blueflag.global/) Parking is available in two areas. There is a protected area for swimming, an area to launch small boats and another area for nice quiet walks.