The most distinctive and popular landmark of Cabo San Lucas is the rugged El Arco (The Arch) rock formation that erupts from the sea at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Also known as Land’s End, El Arco is a three stories high and is called “Land’s End” because, as the crow flies, if you followed a line due south from here, you would not touch land again until you reached the South Pole. Getting there is easy peasy, you just need to hail a boat taxi (there are hundreds and cost about $10 round trip) either from the Cabo San Lucas Marina or, in our case, right from the shore of our hotel. You can view the iconic golden arches from your boat or ask the captain to drop you off and arrange a pick-up time. However, the tricky part is remembering what your boat and captain look like as there are many, many taxies floating around the arch at any given time. En route you’ll pass lazy sea lions basking on the rocks, and if you’re lucky enough to have a taxi with a glass bottom boat, you’ll see many brightly colored fish. Playa del Amour (Lover’s Beach) at the base of the rock formations is a perfect spot for a walk along the beach, some sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming and a picnic. Note, that no food or beverages are sold so anything you want must be packed and brought with you. Also be aware that the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez converge at Land’s End and swimming is not advised on the Pacific side’s Playa Divorcio (Divorce Beach) due to extremely rough currents and riptides. It is a nice walk over there though and provides a completely different view of both the sea and rock formations. Definitely worth the $10 and we ended up going back twice.

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