Snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas

Have you experienced the magic of snorkeling in Cabo, where marine life abounds and crystal clear waters await? Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most popular vacation destinations for good reason. Renowned for its picturesque coastline and outdoor adventures, Cabo boasts so much to see and do, including several amazing snorkeling locations, where rugged rock formations and coral reefs are literally teeming with tropical fish and interesting sea life.

Situated in the scenic Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo promise unforgettable snorkeling as you bump fins with puffer fish, jacks, parrot fish, rays, angelfish and even the occasional shark! Whether splashing around in a tidal pool or exploring the Sea of Cortez on a catamaran cruise, snorkeling is a fun and safe way to enjoy up-close encounters with a remarkable variety of marine species against a backdrop of dreamy underwater landscapes.

Here at Sea Side Reservations, we want to make your vacation to Los Cabos as perfect as possible, which is why we offer great deals on vacation rentals and condos that put you close to all the action. After an exciting day of snorkeling and adrenaline-pumping Cabo activities, kick back and relax in one of our fully-furnished rentals that make you feel right at home.

Cabo Snorkeling – best spots

Wondering about the best Cabo snorkeling spots?  If you’re looking to avoid tourist crowds, head to the shimmering sands of Santa Maria, favored for its stunning rock outcroppings and tranquil setting on the Sea of Cortez. This local snorkeling hotspot is a quick 10-minute jaunt from Cabo San Lucas. When the winds kick up, the waves inside of this usually calm bay can get a bit choppy, so exercise caution if you’re snorkeling with younger children. Keep an eye out for sea urchins, trigger fish and cowfish.

Another prime snorkeling location requiring minimal travel time is Chileno Bay, which is tucked in the coastal corridor connecting Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. You can snorkel right from the beach, and if you have kids in tow, make sure to hit the tide pools, which are brimming with colorful sea life.

The Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is often rated the best area for snorkeling in Baja California Sur. Located roughly 60 miles north of Los Cabos, and accessible by boat or 4X4, this marine reserve cradles one of three living coral reefs in all of North America. Bring an underwater camera to document an amazing day of marine explorations, where you’ll have chances to swim with sea turtles, sea lions and massive schools of bright, tropical fish. Marine fauna include more than 226 reef species, hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles, manta rays, as well as bottlenose dolphin and migrating whales.

Cabo Adventures

Discover for yourself why Jacques Cousteau called the biodiverse waters around Los Cabos “the world’s aquarium.” There are dozens of operators offering half and full-day adventures to some of Cabo’s best sites for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Looking for an adrenaline rush? Consider booking a “power snorkeling” tour in Cabo! If you’re new to this trending sport, power snorkeling is done with the aid of powered propeller scooter, allowing you skim along the water’s surface five times faster than you can swim! With little effort, you’ll be zooming over underwater forests of live coral.

Knowledgeable bilingual guides accompany travelers on thrilling day trips to:


Cabo Activities

Fill your days (and nights) with fun and exciting activities that show off the many natural wonders of Cabo. Whether you’re traveling with young children or honeymooning in style, there are tours and activities to suit everyone. If swimming with dolphins is on your bucket list, you can’t miss a visit to the dolphin center in San Jose del Cabo, which features a “swim and ride” program that is tailored for the whole family.

Experience the hair-raising thrills of Cabo’s best adventure activities and eco-tours, including:


Planning your Cabo Vacation

With excellent amenities, beautiful landscapes, and ample opportunities to enjoy some unforgettable snorkeling, Cabo is an ideal getaway for travelers of all ages. Call Sea Side Reservations or book your Cabo San Lucas snorkeling adventure online today!

Cabo Snorkeling Resources:

  1. CaboPulmoPark, Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park
  2. VisitMexico, Espiritu Santo: Desert Island
  3. Dolphin Discovery, Swim with Dolphins in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo