Those travelers with their sights set on Cabo arrive in this sunny and scenic destination with a variety of expectations. While some come to make the most of the beach and prime opportunities for sunbathing, others come with the goal of getting out on the waves and making the most of time surfing, snorkeling or swimming. Still, others can’t wait to explore the many shops and stay up all night dancing in the many clubs that call this destination home. While Cabo is packed with man-made marvels, there are just as many natural wonders be explored while you’re here. Of all of the iconic places to discover, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, translated into The Cabo San Lucas Arch, is perhaps the most thrilling to encounter face to face.
While much of Cabo is breathtakingly beautiful, there’s something exciting about seeing postcards come to life when you have the chance to see The Cabo San Lucas Arch for yourself. This towering rock formation rises out of the water in majestic form and has quickly become a symbol for Cabo itself. Many who haven’t traveled to Cabo would recognize the name based on the images of the arch they’ve seen in advertisements. The arch of Cabo itself is some of nature’s finest work that hasn’t required human intervention over time. It sits between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, creating a beautiful textural and color contrast that’s worthy of being depicted on a myriad of souvenirs. Currents and varying marine conditions make the amount of sand at the arch’s base more or less visible depending on the year. For photographers, this means a trip to the arch is never the same and always offers up a new and exciting perspective.
Visiting El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Fortunately for visitors, making time to get up close and personal with the Cabo San Lucas Arch is easy. Its location puts it in the heart of an area that’s popular for swimming, snorkeling, and boating. This means that guests are free to independently boat out and view the arch of Cabo for themselves or book a guided tour for a more insightful experience that highlights the natural aspect of this formation. Keep your eyes open as you make your way through the waters. This area is also a popular hangout for sea lions who make the route to the arch even more exciting!
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
If you trace the rugged coastline of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, the trail will end at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, located at the peninsula’s extreme southern tip. Situated just south of Cabo San Lucas town, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, also commonly known simply as The Arch, is a popular attraction for visitors traveling to the area.
As the name suggests, El Arco is a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch that juts out into the sea. Its picturesque beauty standing stark against the deep blue sky is a popular backdrop for photos as well as a hotspot for snorkeling and whale watching. Due to the nature of the terrain, it is inaccessible by road. To get to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, a boat trip is your best bet.
Cruise or Paddle to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
Don’t let the need for a boat deter you from making a trip to The Arch, as catching one from the marina or from the popular Medano Beach is quite simple and inexpensive. Glass bottom boats departing from Medano Beach are a popular option and make the short journey interesting and enjoyable. View the marine life and interesting rock formations on the way to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, snapping plenty of photos along the way. Once you near the arch, a colony of sea lions consistently sunning themselves on a nearby rock provide an additional element of interest. Most of the glass bottom boat trips to El Arco also allow for a visit to the stunning nearby Lover’s Beach, where you can spend a couple of hours before being picked back up by your boat captain.
Those who prefer to see El Arco de Cabo San Lucas in a more elegant fashion may consider one of the cruises offered by numerous boat charters in the area. These boat excursions often include other elements such as catered meals, whale watching, snorkeling, and sunset sailing. The itineraries on such boat excursions vary, but most include stops at a variety of Cabo’s top attractions, including El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.
To add in some adventure, those who enjoy getting active on the water may consider viewing El Arco de Cabo San Lucas by kayak. Paddling to the arch makes the views especially rewarding, and some kayak tours also include stops for snorkeling.
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However way you decide to get there, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a must-add for your Cabo itinerary! Contact Sun Cabo today to get started on your Mexico vacation!
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