Iglesia de San Lucas and Town Square

#7 in Best Things To Do in Cabo San Lucas
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Key Info

Avenida Cabo San Lucas and Zapata Street

Price & Hours

Free
Iglesia hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Details

Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

If you're tired of the beach or if you've had your fill of margaritas, head to the Iglesia de San Lucas (Church of Saint Luke), located a short jaunt from the marina. The landmark is the main church in Cabo San Lucas and an excellent place to view local architecture as well as observe local traditions.

Recent visitors said the church is lovely and worth a quick visit. The Catholic church was constructed by a Spanish missionary in 1730 and is surrounded by a pristine plaza that contains several restaurants and small shops. Even with the renovations, the church remains relatively unchanged since the 19th century, making it ideal for getting a glimpse into the city's architectural past. The church holds Mass on Saturday evenings and on Sundays; bilingual Mass is available at the Saturday 7 p.m. service and the Sunday noon service.

The area has been renovated over the past several years and continues to attract many tourists. The nearby town square on Calle Cabo San Lucas also hosts a number of shops and restaurants, not to mention a picturesque gazebo. You'll find this small church in the downtown area of Cabo San Lucas, about a 15-minute walk northwest of the marina. It is free to visit, though donations are welcome.

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#1 Land's End (El Arco)

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.

Recent travelers said this area is particularly picturesque (making for great photo ops) and the best way to see it is from one of the water taxis or boat tours (some even offer glass-bottom boats so you can check out the sea life as well). Some do note some setbacks to the area, though. For one, there are very few vendors or facilities, but that also makes it an ideal place for peace and quiet. 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.

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