Solmar Beach

During a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, consider Solmar Beach as one of the best destinations to experiences the quintessential sun and sea, as that’s what “solmar” means. The sunshine reflecting off the waves is a fine sight to enjoy while sunbathing, and though the beach is not the best spot to surf or swim, it is a wonderful place to relax and while away the hours, so take your beach gear and a few good books, and spend the day relaxing in the sand.

Solmar Beach is best known for its beautiful sunsets and exotic marine life. This long stretch of golden sand runs from the spectacular rocks at the Land's End peninsula to the foot of El Pedregal. For travelers seeking the best Cabo San Lucas beach for their vacation, this one ranks high for its easy access, as it’s no trouble to get here from downtown Cabo. The beach is perfect for nature-lovers, couples, and people watchers. The sand is flat, but when the sun is at the right position, the whole stretch of golden sand seems to lighten up. The beach is also well-known for whale-watching opportunities, so it is frequently crowded between January and March, as tourists visiting during these months often vie for a glimpse of whales offshore from Solmar Beach. Pictures can be taken from the beach, but for a closer view of these lovely marine mammals, a cruise from Cabo San Lucas is likely the best option.

Solmar Beach has a nice selection of hotels and resorts nearby, with one of the most popular being Hotel Solmar, which has a wide range of suites available for tourists at the beach. The Solmar Hotel has excellent guest rooms with plenty of amenities, including satellite television, private balconies, heated swimming pools, an oceanfront Jacuzzi, and a fitness center. If you plan to spend most of your vacation either at the beach or at your hotel nearby, Solmar and its surrounding area create an ideal setting.

If you wish to stay near Solmar Beach, it’s best accessed through the Hotel Solmar or other resorts such as Playa Grande and the TerraSol Beach Resort; the beach is located at the end of the Avenida Solmar. You can book your reservations at the hotel for all kinds of water sports activities at the best Cabo San Lucas beach for fishing, snorkeling, or diving as well, meaning that though these activities aren’t available at Solmar Beach, they’re still possible for vacationers staying in the area.

While Solmar may be the best Cabo San Lucas beach for whale watching and superb sunsets, it is absolutely not recommended for swimming and snorkeling. The strong currents and the high waves are not suitable for spending time in the water, and there are no lifeguards on duty. However, if you’re simply looking to relax and watch the waves at a beach that’s an easy distance from your Cabo hotel, then Solmar Beach may be the perfect place to spend the days during your trip to Baja.

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