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El Arco

This magnificent natural rock formation at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula marks the start of Land’s End, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula stands a craggy rock formation, in the shape of an arch, that towers over the ocean. El Arco is like the gateway to the ocean and has a majestic appearance, reminiscent of another world. The arch has been carved over time, as rough winds and the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez erode the rocks away. This part of the Baja Peninsula, also known as Land’s End, is one of the most popular attractions in Cabo San Lucas.

See if you can spot sea lions on the rocks. If you come here on a glass-bottom boat cruise, you can also admire the tropical fish that are so abundant in this area. As you get to the arch, don’t miss the opportunity to photograph it from the water, the best vantage point.

Make it a day trip and visit Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), which is a secluded stretch of sand. Snorkel or scuba dive out in the water, or laze on the beach. Stroll along the shore and watch El Arco change color as the sun sets. Look out to the sea and imagine how pirates roamed this area in the 1500s. They were hiding behind the rocky walls, waiting to steal gold from the incoming Spanish ships.

Between December and March, watch whales as they migrate from the cold Arctic to the warmth of the Baja Peninsula. The shallow, warm water makes the bay the perfect spot for whales to give birth and raise their young.

To get to the arch, book a water taxi from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. If you feel fit, rent a kayak from Cabo and paddle to Land’s End instead. Facilities at El Arco are limited, which adds to the quiet, natural feel of the place. Beach vendors sell snacks and souvenirs and rent out sun umbrellas on busy days, but bring your own supplies just in case. Be aware that the currents on the Pacific Ocean side of Land’s End are often too strong for swimming.


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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 a 5-minute walk of Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Medano Beach, and San Lucas Bay. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Cabo del Sol Golf are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Solmar Resort – All Inclusive Optional $111
    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 a 10-minute walk of Solmar Beach and Cabo Dolphins. The Arch and Lover's Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa- All Inclusive Optional $144
      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).

        Sandos Finisterra All Inclusive
        Sandos Finisterra All Inclusive

        Sandos Finisterra All Inclusive

        Blvd. Marina s/n, Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Pedregal, this beachfront property is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of The Arch, Lover's Beach, and Land's End. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Cabo San Lucas Country Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Tesoro Los Cabos - All Inclusive Available $91
          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 10-minute walk of Golden Cactus Gallery and Cabo Dolphins. Marina Cabo San Lucas and The Arch are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal $744
            Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

            Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

            Camino Del Mar 1, Cabo San Lucas, BCS
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Pedregal, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of The Arch, Lover's Beach, and Land's End. Medano Beach and Cabo San Lucas Country Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Grand Solmar Lands End Resort And Spa – All Inclusive Optional $342
              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 and within a 10-minute walk of Solmar Beach and Cabo Dolphins. The Arch and Lover's Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa, A La Carte All Inclusive Optional $102
                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 5-minute walk of Medano Beach and San Lucas Bay. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Dolphins are also within 2 mi (3 km).