Cabo San Lucas (Mexico): what to see

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What to see in Cabo San Lucas, itinerary including the main places of interest of this seaside resort, between enchanting beaches and rock formations going south to El Arco, considered the end of the earth.


Tourist information

Located at the southern end of the peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, Cabo San Lucas is washed by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Cortés Sea on the other.

The town, equipped with luxurious hotel facilities, is frequented mainly by American tourists.


The coast offers very suggestive natural scenarios, characterized by beautiful sandy beaches interrupted by enchanting rock formations.

Do not miss a visit to Land’End, or to the extreme tip of the peninsula, where the Cortés Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.

What see

In this area, called El Arco, a rocky arch plunges into the waters of the ocean, between stacks and smooth rocks in various shapes.


The Arch is one of the most popular tourist attractions, as well as a symbol of Cabo San Lucas.

Looking south from this point and imagining to draw an imaginary line, it is easy to understand why it is called "the end of the earth", in fact no other land can be reached before Antarctica, more than 12,000 distant.

In its vicinity there is the Playa del Amor beach, formerly known as Playa de Doña Chepa, which can be reached by sea or by climbing the rocky hills of Playa Solmar.


To visit these places it is recommended to take a water taxi at the marina, to take a tour in the diving areas of El Arco, to reach Playa del Amor and Land’End.

The main beach of Cabo San Lucas is Playa El Médano, there are also many resorts and bars on the beach, with various possibilities for practicing sports.

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Other interesting beaches are Playa Las Viudas, Playa Solmar, Playa Costa Azul, Playa Chileno and Playa Palmilla.

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