So, you’re going on vacation to Los Cabos! (Or maybe you’re spending a day in Cabo on a cruise?)
How exciting! We adore the place and have gone so often that it feels like our own playground.
Cabo offers loads of really unique things to do.
But you’re on a sand-and-sea vacation, so you should spend at least one day using a Cabo San Lucas beach club day pass. It’s the perfect way to get the most out of your holiday.
There are several Cabo hotels located on great swimming beaches. Many of these hotels have beach clubs offering day passes to outside guests.
You’ll also find independent beach clubs in Cabo San Lucas and elsewhere in Los Cabos.
As regular visitors to Cabo, we’ve checked out all the following beach clubs for you. (Okay, and for us.) And these are, hands down, the tops in the area.
Oh, and if you’re worried about safety, you’ll be fine (except maybe for a hangover and sunburn). Just be aware of how much you drink, go with a friend (or friends) and never leave your drinks unattended. (But this is just good advice anywhere in the world.)
So, without further ado, let’s go beach clubbing!
Note: All prices are in US dollars.
Best beach clubs in Cabo San Lucas
It’s also where most of the best beach clubs in Cabo San Lucas are located – and you can get day passes to spend some beach time here in style.
Some of these Medano Beach clubs are full-on party scenes, which is fun for a day or two.
Then, when you need a quieter place to recover, head to clubs #7 and #8, which are the furthest away from the Marina at the more peaceful end of Medano Beach.
(Or if you really want to get away, go to club #9 in San Jose del Cabo or #11.)
Expect to shell out upwards of $100 p.p. for swankier beach clubs (often with some credit toward food and drinks). But we’ve included a few less pricey ones here too.
1) SUR Beach House
It’s uber chic, yet casual. You can wear heels or go sans shoes, and feel at home either way.
Spend the day vibing to the DJ or live music. Eat fresh fruit plates and oysters, and sip rosé until your stomach is content.
And then, since you’re at a beach club on Medano Beach, take full advantage of the water sports activities – no need to worry about thrashing waves.
2) Breathless Beach Club
Breathless Cabo San Lucas is an all-inclusive resort for adults only, with not one but two Insta-worthy infinity pools. It offers resort day passes.
As a hotel or beach club guest, you can choose from melting into the chaise lounges on the beach or floating in a pool. Either way, you’ll have epic views of the Sea of Cortez.
With DJs, a nightly pool party and a swim-up bar, you can probably imagine the party atmosphere at the Breathless Beach Club.
Most nights, they have theme parties or live shows. Things like bubble parties with dancers are not to be confused with their bubbly soirees known as Carnival of Champagne parties.
If you want to stay at a resort with one of the best party beach clubs on Medano Beach, look no further.
But if you just want to go there for the day, book ahead, as it gets hopping.
3) Mango Deck Beach Club
In the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Mango Deck Beach Club is a stand-alone independent beach bar, restaurant and club on Medano Beach.
So don’t go there looking for a good night’s sleep (unless you don’t mind snoozing on one of the chaise lounges). It’s all about the party vibes here and it’s insane during spring break.
There’s daily live music from mariachis to DJs, all-day 2-for-1 drinks and a variety of live shows and entertainment, depending on when you’re there.
It’s cheap and cheerful – and the perfect setting for breathtaking views of Land’s End, right where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. (Land’s End is also home to Lover’s Beach and the famous Arch of Los Cabos.)
Another stand-alone Medano Beach club, Billygan’s is known about town for its tasty morsels.
Everything is freshly made, with fresh seafood on the menu. Dishes like ceviche and tiradito are all prepared using the local catch.
This beach club is definitely food-focused, but that doesn’t mean you should leave after eating.
Spend the day sipping fresh fruit margaritas – joining in one of their games or activities throughout the day, or just chilling on a beach bed and enjoying the gorgeous ocean views of Cabo San Lucas Bay in a vibrant atmosphere.
Rent a private cabana or beach bed for the day, and you’ll be pampered without being pestered.
The understated elegance of the beach club, with its DJ playing chilled-out lounge music, is the perfect spot to try their locally sourced and creative sushi.
They’re famous for it, so when in Rome, right? Or Cabo?
Not into sushi? Don’t worry.
Have their Baja fish tacos while sipping an “El Pepino” – tequila, Cointreau, cucumber, serrano and lime. And when you need a little snooze, drift away on a super thick and comfy daybed for two in the shade.
6) Taboo Beach Club
Listen to the resident DJs spinning uber-cool beats in the sophisticated boho space, as you chill on your sunbed wearing your itty-bitty bathing suit.
It’s one of the more high-end Cabo San beach clubs. Go for their drool-worthy Mediterranean cuisine and splash it back with bottles of bubbly.
7) Tabasco Beach Bar & Restaurant
Come here for the tastiest tacos in Cabo and stay for the day.
Tabasco is one of the best beach bars in Cabo San Lucas for an affordable and laid-back experience, so go early and grab a lounger.
As long as you’re eating and drinking, the beach chairs are free. But if you want an umbrella, it’s $15.
This is a no-frills beach club. There’s no scene. No live music. Just unadulterated views of the sea from the heart of Medano Beach.
8) No-name pop-up beach club
If visiting Cabo in January or any other high-season month, chances are this pop-up beach club will be open.
There is no official name or sign, so look for a green wooden stand on the beach just beyond the Tabasco Beach Restaurant (#7).
The enterprising gentleman who runs this “club” rents out a motley selection of white plastic loungers, Tommy Bahamas-style foldable beach chairs and brown umbrellas. It’s nothing fancy, but for the price, who cares?
When you’re hungry, he’ll bring you food and drinks and place them on a wooden crate that serves as your table. It’s like having a rustic picnic on the beach, but you don’t need to bring a thing.
Best beach clubs in San Jose del Cabo
9) El Ganzo Beach Club (El Ganzo de Playa)
Run by Hotel El Ganzo, this Cabo beach club is found on Ganzo Beach in San Jose del Cabo (the other main town in Los Cabos).
If you have a rental car, it’s easy to get to. Otherwise, a taxi will do just fine.
It’s definitely worth the drive because it’s one of the more secluded San Jose del Cabo beach clubs. The beach club never feels crowded, so you won’t be listening to your neighbor’s convo over the waves.
It’s on a swimmable beach, so you can safely swim in the ocean here too.
The hotel itself is stunning. It’s unique, artsy and one of our favorite places to stay in Los Cabos.
You can even up your Cabo beach club day pass game by going for a Rooftop Day Pass.
This pass entitles you to lounge by the hotel’s amazing rooftop infinity pool and glass hot tub.
From this rooftop perch, you get mind-blowing views of boats puttering to and from the Puerto Los Cabos Marina and of the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez below.
Oh, and it’s adult-only at the rooftop pool. A Rooftop Day Pass gives you access to the beach club as well.
Beach days don’t get much better!
10) Veleros Beach Club
One of the newest beach clubs in Los Cabos, Veleros Beach Club shares the same stretch of beach, Ganzo Beach, as #9 above. It opened in January, 2023. (We saw it being built.)
It’s also fairly swish, with beach chairs, peach umbrellas and breezy thatched-roof cabanas dotting their section of the beach.
When you’re hungry, you can eat on your beach chair, or move to a table in the restaurant area and have lunch with your feet in the sand. (That’s also the case at El Ganzo Beach Club.)
Signature cocktails include their “Mago Loco” (with tequila, fresh coconut water, homemade orange liqueur, lime juice and saline foam) and “Matcha” (with Junmai sake, matcha tea, pineapple juice and horchata syrup).
Food items range from oysters and slow-cooked pork sliders to the catch-of-the-day, marinated in achiote and baked in a roasted banana leaf.
Other great Los Cabos beach clubs
11) Enclave Beach Club
Got a thing for swanky cabanas and great food that’s as Instagrammable as it is delicious? Then check out the Enclave Beach Club.
Part of the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, this posh Los Cabos Beach Club hugs Tequila Cove Beach (aka Playa Bledito) on the Tourist Corridor that connects Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
With wooden floors, carpets and design loungers, its oceanfront cabanas are perfect for serious lounging. (Or you can settle into a poufy bean bag chair.)
Boardwalks mean you can strut your stuff without burning your tootsies on the hot sand.
Add to that killer views of the ocean and staff who know how to make your day extra special. It’s pure beachy bliss.
The beach is also swimmable, making this beach club a favorite hangout for locals and visitors alike.
Last words on the best beach clubs in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo is a beach paradise, but you have to be picky about where you lay your towel if you’re fussy about the scene.
For the ultimate Cabo beachside vacation, pick a new beach club for every day of the week. Sounds like the perfect plan to us!
Just be sure that you throw a couple of swimsuits into your suitcase when you pack for Cabo. And you’ll be all set!
Have you been to any beach clubs in Cabo? Which one is your fave? You can let us know in the Comments section below…
Photos: 2, 7, 9, 17, 18, © Janice and George Mucalov, Cabo Visitor