Cabo San Lucas is a sought after location for those looking for fun in the sun. There are so many exciting sights and activities to enjoy in Cabo San Lucas and these activities will create memories that will last a lifetime. One of the most popular sights is El Arco (Land’s End) in Cabo. These breathtaking stone arches surge from the water and the stones have been carefully created by nature. El Arco is no doubt an amazing site to see and destination in Cabo.
Meeting Spot of Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez
Just at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula is the El Arco. This is the meeting spot of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. The rock formation is one of the most treasured and stunning landmarks in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
El Arco is a Spanish name, which means “The Arch” in English, although Land’s End is the name that most English speaking people call this area. It is where the rocky landmark is that features on most Cabo postcards. The story behind the El Arco being called Land’s End is quite interesting. Sailors of old thought that it was the last stop until the South Pole and that they wouldn’t encounter land until they reached the South Pole. The irony is that Cabo’s weather is anything but reminiscent of the South Pole!!
Getting to El Arco
Getting to El Arco is easy to do (although you should avoid trying to swim there – joke!), but grab a boat ride from the Cabo San Lucas marina or Medano Beach. The ride is quick and enjoyable. At the Cabo San Lucas marina you can rent a water taxi, yacht, panga (fishing boat), or a glass bottom boat where you can watch the marine life while you make the journey to El Arco. Once you arrive then you can start taking photos, as this area is quite popular for photos. You can also get off the boat and explore the beaches here too.
El Arco Beaches
If you are looking at El Arco from a distance you may not realize that there are wonderful beaches where you can enjoy swimming for the day. You can go scuba diving or snorkeling where you can explore the Land’s End underwater marine life. Two beaches connect, which are the Lover’s Beach and the Sea of the Cortez beach, where you can swim safely, but you should avoid the Divorce Beach, which is located on the Pacific Ocean side, because it is not safe nor advised to swim in this area.
Plenty of Activities
The beautiful warm weather and the currents are calm, which make diving and snorkeling a wonderful activity to enjoy at El Arco. The sea life is breathtaking as you will see plenty of fish, sea lions, and turtles. You can also bring snacks for the pelicans that breed in this area.