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Cabo San Lucas

Land's End (El Arco) free

Medano Beach | Cabo San Lucas
Land's End (El Arco) Photo info
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  • Type: Beaches, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
Overall Rating: 5.0 (5.0)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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Located at the southern end of Cabo San Lucas and sandwiched between Playa del Amor and Playa del Divorcio, these rock formations were created from the rough winds and seas of the southern Baja peninsula. Sea lions frequent the area (especially along the Los Frailes rock formation), and Land's End remains excellent for couples looking for a romantic spot to see the sunset. It's also an excellent diving spot, with local charters offered from Cabo's downtown.

Travelers do note some setbacks to the area. For one, there are very few vendors or facilities, but that also makes it an ideal place for peace and quiet. One traveler on Yahoo! Travel remarks "the bad part is they are building too much around it and right on it now." This development could very soon ruin the area's tranquil atmosphere. Travelers especially warn against swimming on the Pacific Ocean side of Land's End, as the surf can get very rough, pulling swimmers away from shore and out toward the ocean.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can rent an ocean kayak from central Cabo and make your way south toward Land's End, though this form of transportation is only recommended for those in peak physical condition. The more popular -- and less tiresome -- way to Land's End is via water taxi from the downtown marina.

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