Los Cabos Swimming & Safety
The Baja Peninsula is surrounded by waters on nearly all sides, providing plenty of beaches to take a stroll and enjoy the ethereal beauty of the Baja landscape. However, while many resorts and hotels are located on the beach, some of the stretches of sand are unsuitable to go swimming in the ocean due to rough surf, rip currents and undertows. The good news is that there are plenty of stunning beaches perfect for swimming and snorkeling, notably inside the protected waters of bays and coves including Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas and Lovers Beach near El Arco. Up along the Tourist Corridor, Playa Acapulquito and Chileno Beach beckon with inviting waters that are generally placid and calm to take a refreshing dip. At Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, not only can you enjoy a swim, but you can also experience some of the finest snorkeling on the planet as hundreds of colorful fish swim along the reef and rocks just a few dozen yards from the sands. It’s easy to find swimmable beaches – just look for the green flags flying to dictate waters that are safe and sound. To note, pay attention to any warning flags that tell of unsafe waters, denoted by black or red colors.