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Arch of Cabo San Lucas

The Cabo San Lucas Arch is a magnificent natural rock formation at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. This rock marks the beginning of Land’s End where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula stands a craggy arch-shaped rock formation overlooking the ocean. Cabo San Lucas Arch is like a gateway to the ocean and has a majestic appearance that is reminiscent of another world.

This famous arch was carved over time as strong winds and waters eroded these rock formations. This part of the Baja Peninsula, also known as Land’s End, is one of the most popular attractions in Cabo San Lucas.

Pirates roamed the area, hiding behind the rocky walls and waiting for an opportunity to attack approaching ships. If you come here on a glass-bottom boat, you can admire the tropical fish that are abundant in this area.

Take a day trip and visit Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), which is a secluded stretch of sand. Snorkel or scuba dive in the water or relax on the beach. Stroll along the shore and watch El Arco change color as the sun sets.

Between December and March, watch whales migrate from the cold Arctic to the warm Baja Peninsula. The shallow, warm water makes the bay of Cabo San Lucas an ideal place for whales to give birth and raise their young.

To get to the arch, take a water taxi from the Cabo San Lucas. Optionally, you can rent a kayak and paddle out to Land’s End instead. Facilities at El Arco are limited, adding to the quiet and natural atmosphere of the place.

Currents on the Pacific side of Land’s End are often too strong for swimming.

Many light boats, some with glass bottoms, frequently visit the beaches of Amor and Divorcio (Lover’s Beach and Divorce Beach), located between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, next to El Finisterra (Earth’s End).

The soft sand and moderate waves at both beaches make them good spots for swimming and snorkeling. Cruise boats pass a little further and adventurers with parachutes seem to touch the rocks protecting the shore.

Land’s End – El Finisterra

This rock formation is known as Land’s End because it is where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. These rocks played an important role in the epoch when the route of the Manila galleons passed through this coast.

Many pirates historically frequented this region. These rocks provided good hiding spots for pirate ships, and lookouts stationed there could signal the arrival of potential targets, allowing the pirates to prepare for attacks.

Boats depart from Medano Beach every morning for a 30-minute trip to Land’s End.

The trip passes good diving spots and a famous sea lion colony, and your guide will introduce you to the history and legends associated with each of the rock formations you encounter along the way.

In October, when sea levels drop, visitors can walk through the arch onto the beach.

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