Can anyone tell be about the beaches and the rip-tides in Cabo? I've heard that the rid-tides are so strong that you can't go in to the ocean, and some beaches are closed do to the rip-tides and high waves, is there any truth to any of this? I know the water is different from the caribbean because it's on the Pacific Ocean, but is it still beautiful? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Yes there are strong rip tides I went to the beach though and they had a net type barrier thing that swimmers could not swim beyond. They also had men in boats or life guards I think.
The water is beautiful, blue and warm, but the beach area was pretty small and crowded, more danger from guys riding jet ski's then rip tides. The venders are relentless and come up to you every 5 minutes or less, but this is how they earn their living. There are plenty of photos in the photo gallery of Cabo. You can also Google Cabo beaches or rip tides in Cabo.
If you go out to see the Las Archo's rock formation I was told best to use the Cruise lines tour instead of saving a few bucks on a local vender who might be less safety consious and uninsured. Yes the waters can be very dangerous, sometimes the ships can't tender due do the conditions. However on the beach I was on I felt safe because of the barrier. Cabo is pretty small and you can easily walk most of it or hop in a cab to save time. I prefered the beaches in Puerto Vallarta but both were lovely.
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When we were Cabo a few years ago, we got into the water but didn't need to go more than a few feet before the bottom dropped and you found yourself in water over your head. So we didn't get out more than about 6 -10 feet from shore. We swam mostly in their pool. If you plan on getting drinks, best you take cash. It takes forever to use a credit card because there is no machine in the pool area, just the front lobby.
We had a wonderful time taking a water taxi over to the beach and hopping off and walking up to Melia (I believe that was the name of the resort) Tip one of the workers $10 and he got towels for us and a place to lay down. They have these raised platforms with a mat and huge pillows with a canopy... even curtains on them. We took one on the beach ..
There were vendors up and down the beach... I have to agree, the jet skis were the most dangerous things. We did have a local take us out to the rock formation. Unlike the tour boats, we were able to get close to the sea lions etc.