Home to some of the most popular beaches in Mexico, Los Cabos’ stretch of sand is known for its crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. To ensure the beaches of Baja California Sur stay beautiful for generations to come, we ask all locals and visitors to educate themselves on the proper ways to care for our beautiful, natural environment and the diverse wildlife that lives there.
Across its four regions, Los Cabos San Lucas, East Cape, San Jose del Cabo and the Tourist Corridor, Los Cabos has twenty-two Blue Flag certified beaches, more than any other destination in Mexico. This eco-certification awards destinations recognized for adhering to stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility standards. Some of our best-known beaches, including Palmilla Beach and Santa Maria Beach, as well as swimmable beaches such as Chileno and Medano Casa Dorado Beach have all been awarded this certification.
As you get ready to enjoy a beach day, we encourage you to keep these three principles in mind:
Be mindful of wildlife.
Almost half of Baja California territory is preserved for sea turtle breeding, meaning visitors have a great chance of spotting the creatures during a day at the beach. Keep our beaches and water clean for its inhabitants by picking up and properly disposing of trash, using designated restroom facilities, and never feeding human food to wildlife.
Responsibility on land.
Beyond the waves, Los Cabos beaches are popular for exhilarating excursions like off-roading, hiking and camping. When partaking in these activities, make sure to stay on designated trails and stay out of restricted areas to guarantee our plantlife stays undamaged. Fire pits and open flame of any kind is prohibited in all of our camping areas.
Use reef-safe products.
Protecting your skin doesn’t have to threaten our ecosystem. When packing for your Los Cabos visit, opt for reef-safe sunblock, making sure to avoid these key ingredients: Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. Additionally, look out for Benzophenone-1, Benzophenone-8, OD-PABA, 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor, 3-Benzylidene camphor, and Octocrylene.
These simple guidelines allow us all to make the most of Los Cabos’ natural beauty and ensure humans and animals alike will do so for years to come.