Chileno beach

Except from Los Cabos Magazine - Issue #6 - 1999

Playa Chileno, southwest of the stately Hotel Cabo San Lucas, is one of the few beaches anywhere in Los Cabos with services. Like Playa Santa Maria, it can be crowded on weekends, especially Sundays. Great for families, snorkelers and divers, look for the dive flag at the edge of the highway at Km. 14, which marks the parking entrance. Easily accessible from Hwy #1, a Cabo Acuadeportes dive shop palapa (a palm leaf covered hut) is located on the beach's southwestern end near the water. Chileno is a wide, fairly flat beach, perfect for strolling or running, with safe swimming and very good morning snorkeling. Playa Chileno's facilities include shade palms, restrooms, equipment rentals, and the diveshop also sells cold soft drinks and bottled water.

Except from Los Cabos Magazine - Issue #9 - July 2004

Well known for excellent snorkeling, diving, and clear aquamarine water teeming with marine life, Chileno (Chilean) is the best all-round beach in the Tourist Corridor. Why? Easily accessed, Chileno Beach is wide, fairly flat, perfect for strolling, running or sunning with safe swimming. It’s civilized, with restrooms (bring your own tissue), garbage cans, and a palm grove for shade. Like Santa María, Chileno receives snorkel tours around midday — head northeast or south around the bend for more privacy. And, unlike El Medano and Playa Bledito, motorized watersports are banned at Chileno. Rocky reefs run parallel to the beach with tropical fish, sea turtles, moray eels, invertebrates, sea urchins, gorgonians (sea fans), sponges, and starfish, all right in front of you. A Cabo Acuadeportes dive shop on the beach's southwestern end rents kayaks, snorkel and dive gear, and sells bottled water and sodas. Access to Chileno is southwest of the Hotel Cabo San Lucas, look for the parking lot and dive flag sign at Kilometer 14.5. A bus stop is nearby to the northeast.

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