Cabo San Lucas Arch

Baja California Sur (State), Mexico

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About Cabo San Lucas Arch

Cabo Arch, known locally as "El Arco", is a spectacular rock formation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The 61 m (200 ft) archway is located at Land’s End, so called because this is where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.

The Arch is Cabo’s most iconic landmark. Legend has it that El Arco was once a hiding place for pirates, who would use their advantageous position – and the element of surprise - to ambush passing merchant ships. The chequered past of Cabo Arch is fortunately all but forgotten. Now the only visitors to this tranquil spot are awed sightseers and resident marine life.

Flora and Fauna

The waters here are teeming with brightly coloured tropical fish and beautiful coral gardens. Exotic species abound, including the Panamic Sergeant Major, Purple Surgeonfish, Balloonfish and Angelfish.


Water taxis and glass-bottomed boats are available to offer an up close view of Cabo Arch, the marine life that lives below the waves and the colony of sea lions that lounge on nearby rocks. Nearby bays and snorkelling spots offer further recreational activities, all within sight of the magnificent arch.  Kayaking and jet-skiing are available.

Highlights include the famously named Lover’s beach and Divorce beach. Lover’s beach opens onto the Sea of Cortez and has calm waters, perfect for swimming. A short stroll to Divorce beach reveals a secluded spot, opening onto the Pacific Ocean with much more turbulent waves. It is not safe to swim at Divorce Beach, but this is a peaceful place to picnic and relax.

Landscape Photography
Scuba Diving
Wildlife Watching
Guided Tours
Baja California Sur (State), Mexico
Latitude: 22.876867, Longitude: -109.896952