Best Price Guarantee
Book Direct Best Price Guarantee

Mexico's Most Family-Friendly Beach Destination - Los Cabos

DESTINATION | Published on 28/03/2023
Optimizada los cabos resorts

Los Cabos is truly a paradise for beach lovers, and one of Mexico's most family-friendly beach destinations, with its picturesque landscapes and stunning beaches. The region is located at the southernmost tip of Baja California Sur, Mexico, right at the tail end of the map, where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet.

This area has two different types of water, the Pacific Ocean, which is darker, and the Cortez Sea, which is slightly turquoise. Cerritos Beach, for example, faces the Pacific Ocean and is popular among surfers due to its strong waves and currents.

In contrast, beaches like El Medano Beach and Lover's Beach Los Cabos face the Sea of Cortez, offering calm waters and soft sand, making them popular among families and those seeking a more relaxing atmosphere.

Its picturesque landscapes have made it a popular filming location for movies and TV shows, starring celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Renée Zellweger, Jason Momoa, and Zoë Kravitz.

But, let's take a look at the five best Los Cabos beaches for a family getaway:

El Medano Beach

A long and wide beach with white sand, and the waters are relatively calm, making it ideal for families with kids.

  • Things to do: It's ideal for a fun–filled day with plenty of activities to enjoy, such as jet-skiing, parasailing, and snorkeling.
  • How to get there: You can easily reach this beach by car, taxi, or even on foot if you're staying in one of the many hotels near it.

Cabo Pulmo

Located about two hours north of Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo is a protected marine park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Things to do: It's a perfect spot for those who love diving or snorkeling, as it boasts of colorful coral reefs and diverse marine life.
  • How to get there: The easiest way to get there is to rent a car, but if you want to avoid driving yourself, you can also book a guided tour, so you don't have to worry about anything.

Cerritos Beach

The beach is vast and clean, with soft sand and gentle waves, making it perfect for families who aim to relax and enjoy the sun.

  • Things to do: Its excellent surfing conditions make Cerritos an ideal spot for those looking to learn to surf or for experienced surfers looking for a challenge.
  • How to get there: You can rent a car to get there, or take a public bus from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos and then take a taxi to get to Cerritos Beach.

Lovers Beach

A secluded beach, known for its pristine white sand, crystal-clear waters, and dramatic rock formations.

  • Things to do: It's a perfect spot for a romantic getaway or for those who want to experience some peace.
  • How to get there: Only accessible by boat, you can choose to take a water taxi, kayak, or paddleboard, or join a boat tour to see El Arco up close.

Chileno Beach

This is a favorite among locals and tourists alike, thanks to its calm waters, pristine sand, and vibrant marine life.

  • Things to do: Perfect for snorkeling and swimming, and there are plenty of facilities like showers, restrooms, and restaurants available for visitors.
  • How to get there: Getting to Chileno Beach is relatively easy, and there are several transportation options available, you can rent a car, take a taxi, or join a tour.

Visit our latest article: How To Experience Los Cabos as a Local.

Family tips to ensure a fun and safe day for your beach vacations

  1. Bringing sunscreen is a must, especially for kids, who have sensitive skin. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it liberally and regularly. It's also a good idea to bring a sun hat, sunglasses, and UV protective clothing to minimize sun exposure.
  2. Staying hydrated is crucial, especially in the hot and sunny climate of Los Cabos. Make sure to bring plenty of water, such as sports drinks or coconut water, and encourage your family to drink regularly throughout the day.
  3. Starting the day with a good breakfast can provide the energy needed for a day of fun in the sun. Consider packing snacks and light meals, such as sandwiches or fruit, to keep your family fueled throughout the day.
  4. Always follow the beach rules and lifeguard instructions, and never leave children unattended.

Pack your bags, put on your sunscreen, and head out to experience the beauty of Baja California Sur beaches!

You may be interested in Whale Watching in Mexico - Locations, Dates & Prices.

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive special offers and exclusive Resort news

Learn about our official channels:

For your security, we invite you to make your reservations though our official channels where you can find our best rates and promotions:

Contact center:
WhatsApp: +52 322 307 3503

Interact with us on social media


Subscribe to our newsletter and receive special offers and exclusive Resort news