Things to Do in Cabo – El Arco

Things to Do in Cabo – El Arco

One of the world’s most sought out vacation destinations is Cabo San Lucas because Cabo San Lucas has plenty of activities and sights that you will remember forever. One of the most sought out attractions in Cabo San Lucas is El Arco at Land’s End, which is a large natural stone arch that comes up from the sea. This iconic landmark was carved by nature and is an amazing sight to see.

Where the Pacific Meets the Sea of Cortez

El Arco is located at the very tip of the Baja California Peninsula. El Arco marks a dramatic and unique spot where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet together – one of the few places in the world that you can visit where you can swim in both an ocean and a sea. The rock formation is one of the most stunning and treasured landmarks in Cabo San Lucas (and Mexico at large) and is visited by thousands of visitors each year.

What’s in a name?

El Arco in Spanish means “The Arch”, which is how the rock formations look. This location is often called Land’s End in English because according to folklore, the ships during the age of discovery saw it as the last sight of land until they reached the South Pole. If you have spent any time outdoors in Cabo (even in the height of winter), then you know that the South Pole is much much further away.

How to Get There

If you are wanting to get to El Arco, then swimming to it is not recommended. A boat ride from the marina is an excellent choice. From Cabo San Lucas marina you can get a water taxi or even a glass bottom boat where you can watch all the sea life while you travel to the El Arco. You can also rent a private yacht or fishing boat to get there too. Once you get to El Arco, then you can immediately take pictures as this is one of the most popular places in Cabo San Lucas for photos. You can exit the boat and enjoy the beaches and enjoy the water at El Arco.

Picture Perfect

You can also can admire El Arco from a distance, and El Medano Beach is a great spot for enjoying the landmark on the horizon. Nevertheless, if you do choose to get up close and personal with the arches, there are beaches where you can enjoy El Arco and enjoy the ocean and sands for the entire day too. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and there is plenty of underwater beauty to explore at the Land’s End. Lover’s Beach and the Sea of Cortez are two beaches that connect, which is safe for you to swim and enjoy the water. The Divorce Beach, which is located on the Pacific Ocean side is not recommended to get into the water.


At El Arco, the water temperatures are perfect and the currents are mild, so you can enjoy diving and snorkeling safely. There are schools of fish, sea lions, splendid turtles along with a lot of marine life to enjoy while snorkeling and diving. You can also feed the pelicans as they are always ready for a snack.

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