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Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach)

Walk under the frame of the famous El Arco along the sandy shore of this secluded beach.

Book a cruise to one of the most romantic and most photographed beaches in the Los Cabos region: Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), where El Arco rises out of the sea. Get dropped off at this golden stretch of sand to spend a few hours enjoying the sand and sea. This is called Lover’s Beach because it is so private and secluded: the perfect place for a hand-in-hand stroll or a day out with your loved ones.

Come to Playa del Amor to unwind. The lack of traffic and oceanfront development make it a very tranquil experience. On busy days, local vendors sell snacks and rent out beach umbrellas, but otherwise there are no facilities on the beach. Jump in for a swim to cool off, enjoy a picnic or grab your mask, snorkel and fins and dive in from the shore. The bay is home to an impressive marine ecosystem, so enjoy the stunning array of tropical fish while you explore the clear, warm water on the Sea of Cortez side of the beach.

Don’t miss the chance to take photos of El Arco. This ancient limestone rock formation stands in beautiful contrast against the blue sky, as a gateway to the ocean. The arch was created by rough winds and waves, which eroded the rock over millions of years.

Between December and March you may see whales in the bay. The sheltered waters around Los Cabos are ideal for baby whales, who can safely spend their first weeks here.

Playa del Amor is located on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Rent a water taxi from Médano Beach or the Cabo San Lucas Marina to get there and organize the return trip beforehand. If you would like to see the reefs on your way over, book a glass-bottom boat cruise. Another option is to rent a kayak and explore the shore at your own pace. Note that the currents can be strong and it is advised not to swim on the Pacific Ocean side of the beach.

Get the most out of your visit to Lover's Beach. Below is a list of some of the best activities:

Want to make your visit that much more unique? A Snorkeling by The Arch and a Glass-Bottom Kayak Excursion & Snorkeling at the Arch are both worth considering.

For more things to do, take a look at our San Lucas Bay things to do page.


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Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa - All Inclusive Optional $208
Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa - All Inclusive Optional

Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa - All Inclusive Optional

1 Playa Solmar, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Marina, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arch, Lover's Beach, and Land's End. Plaza Bonita Mall and Marina Cabo San Lucas are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Solmar Resort - All Inclusive Optional $135
    Solmar Resort - All Inclusive Optional

    Solmar Resort - All Inclusive Optional

    Avenida Solmar #1, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Marina, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Cabo Dolphins, The Arch, and Lover's Beach. Land's End and Marina Cabo San Lucas are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive
      Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive

      Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive

      Camino Viejo a San José, Km 3.5, Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of San Lucas Bay and Medano Beach. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Lover's Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Tesoro Los Cabos - All Inclusive Available $96
        Tesoro Los Cabos - All Inclusive Available

        Tesoro Los Cabos - All Inclusive Available

        Blvd. Marina s/n Lote 9 y 10, Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Centro, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Golden Cactus Gallery and Marina Cabo San Lucas. Lover's Beach and The Arch are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
          Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive

          Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive

          Bahia Cabo san Lucas KM 4.5, Camino Viejo San jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of San Lucas Bay and Medano Beach. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Cabo San Lucas Country Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Grand Solmar Lands End Resort And Spa- All Inclusive Optional $490
            Grand Solmar Lands End Resort And Spa- All Inclusive Optional

            Grand Solmar Lands End Resort And Spa- All Inclusive Optional

            Av Solmar No 1- A Col Centro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Marina, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, just steps from Divorce Beach, The Arch, and Land's End. Lover's Beach and Marina Cabo San Lucas are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa, A La Carte All Inclusive Optional $142
              Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa, A La Carte All Inclusive Optional

              Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa, A La Carte All Inclusive Optional

              La Marina Lotes 37 & 38 Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in El Medano Ejidal, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Marina Cabo San Lucas and Medano Beach. The Arch and Lover's Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
                Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive

                Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive

                Camino Viejo a San Jose del Cabo Km 4.5, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Cabo San Lucas property is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Lucas Bay and Medano Beach. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Lover's Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).