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#1 mpark46

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    Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:28 PM

    Hi ladies,

    I've heard that the beach at Dreams is unswimmable, and that the one at the Hilton allows swimming.

    Can anyone refer me to beaches close to Dreams that are swimmable?

    Many thanks!

    #2 gkashmira

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      Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:12 PM

      All hotels on Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas are swimmable (but the beaches are also quite crowded for this reason as well!)

      I think RIU Palace is on Medano right?
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      #3 Bradley Fraser

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        Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:48 PM

        The Hilton beach is a fanatastic 20 minute beach stroll (north) from Dreams.

        #4 Mango Deck

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          Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:59 PM

          Hi Ladies.

          The best swimmable beaches in Cabo are:

          Lover's beach (also on the pacific side but ONLY if you're a really really godd swimmer
          Hacienda Beach (watch for the stignrays though, stay away from the rocks and you're safe)
          Medano Beach (from Baja Cantina to Mango Deck. That's Medano Beach)
          From Medano beach all the way up to Club Cascadas
          From Villa del Arco or Palmar to RIU it's OK, but not entirely safe, due to strong currents and Undertow.

          On the corridor there are only a few spots...
          Cabo Del Sol (Fiesta Americana and others) not entirely safe, due to rocks, hard currents and unertows.
          Twind Dolphin Hotel (only the beach in front of it, the one next to ir has too much rocks)
          Santa Maria and Chileno are completely safe (as long as there isn't any storms)
          Maybe el Tule, but is more for surf than swimming
          Dreams and Marquis... STAY AWAY. Strong Currents, strong undertows, big waves. Not even locals swim there.
          Hilton, Melia Cabo Real, swimmable thanks to the wall they built.
          Westin it's kind of safe but still, beware.
          Palmilla has a nice beach too, swimmable of course
          San Jose (Costa azul, Zippers, and all are mostly surfing spots)
          Presidente Intecontinental. Stay Away, there are currents and undertows, way too strong, the create "holes", spots where currents going in different directions crash into each other, creating even stronger currents. Big Waves also.

          DO NOT SWIM TO THE ARCH, IT'S NOT WORTH DYING FOR.

          Just in case anyone wonders how I know this.... Iwas born here, 28 years ago, my family's been around this town for centuries now, so, Iguess I know something about swimmable beaches around my hometown.

          #5 unikphoto

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            Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:13 PM

            Hello,
            Well, my favorite beach to swim is a "no-name" beach, and it's just about a 5 minute drive from the Riu Hotel area. It's called Misiones. It's behind Cabo Bello and it is usually with few people and a friendly-family atmosphere.
            marTin


            #6 Taradactyle

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              Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:23 AM

              Just got back from a site visit of Sheraton, Casa del Mar, and Dreams. The beaches at Sheraton and Dreams are both not swimmable. Not sure about Casa del Mar. There is a beach about 10 minutes away from these resorts that is supposed to be swimmable though.
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              #7 Mango Deck

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                Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:48 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by unikphoto
                Hello,
                Well, my favorite beach to swim is a "no-name" beach, and it's just about a 5 minute drive from the Riu Hotel area. It's called Misiones. It's behind Cabo Bello and it is usually with few people and a friendly-family atmosphere.
                marTin
                HI again, that "no-name" beach, we locals know it as "Las Primeras Piedras" something like "The First Rocks"; since that is the beginning of the bay. Now it's known as "Misiones" or "Monumentos" (monuments). Some Surfer came by years ago, and said that the rocks were like monuments, and someone started calling it like that. It's swimmable and a bit private, just beware of rocks and swells and you're good to go.

                Cheers

                #8 unikphoto

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                  Posted 26 January 2008 - 04:34 PM

                  Yip, those beaches are open-sea shores, though there are some small streches of "swimmable strips", but ya, they could pose a few unnecesary risks. And you'd be better off just getting your feet wet and enjoy the splash. Medano is your best bet, though it is sometimes very crowded and jet skis around. I personally don't like that beach, but if you go further down, close to RIU, the place is quite swimmable when the waves aren't high. Have fun!
                  Just got back from a site visit of Sheraton, Casa del Mar, and Dreams. The beaches at Sheraton and Dreams are both not swimmable. Not sure about Casa del Mar. There is a beach about 10 minutes away from these resorts that is supposed to be swimmable though.


                  #9 kcantrel

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                    Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:42 AM

                    Is Cabo Azul swimmable? The hotel is telling me it's swimmable, but I am doubtful.

                    #10 Anne Marie

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                      Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:35 AM

                      Hi everyone! I am trying to find a beautiful resort in cabo where we can swim in the ocean. My heart was set on Dreams but since we can swim there some of my guests seems to be desapointed about my choice of resort...
                      Any ideas
                      Thanks!




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