El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas

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Watch as the waves crash against El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, an arched rock formation at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. Created by erosion over millennia, the distinctive rock formation serves as a meeting point for local sea lion colonies; keep your eyes peeled for the large creatures as you admire the rocks. Don't be tempted to go in the water--strong currents and rocky surroundings make the area unsuitable for swimming. You can access the beach near the rock formation by water taxi from the nearby city. To visit El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and other attractions in Cabo San Lucas, use our Cabo San Lucas journey planner.
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  • It is worth making the trip on boats from the jetty to the Arch. The swell is sometimes strong, but travels a safe one with lifeguards and the views are breathtaking, not only of the arch but of the whole area.
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  • We took the sailboat ride, quiet sea and spectacular views.. the assistance of the super recommend team
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  • everytime we come to cabo we go to el arco and this year was no different, we already know all that's around there including the seawolfs (we have been lucky to see them everytime we come), this time ...  more »
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  • We went on a boat tour here. It was beautiful. The sea lion colony stunk to high heaven, but was still super neat to see. We spent the afternoon on Divorce Beach right beside the arch on the Pacific side of the island. The currents were to strong for anything other than just ankle deep wading but the children had a blast playing in the waves, and the sand was nice and fine.
  • Beautiful place to visit at least once. There were no cruise ships there today so it was not crowded. The view and short whale watching trip made it a great day to be in Cabo.
  • What a miracle to see!! Loved the tour that we went on but I can not remember the guides name but there are plenty to choose from. Once you enter the Beach there will be lots of other locals vendors trying to get you to but trinkets which was nice but can be annoying after wla while. The arches were beautiful and I am glad I had an opportunity to see them. Great restaurant right near the entrance!!! Ask for David, he was a great waiter.
  • Los Arcos is one of those must do attractions for Cabo, and it is inspiring to see, if a little underwhelming. IMO, best on a lower tide and pretty cool with a decent surf. Lots of ways to get there,, best bang for the buck is the glass bottom water taxi with an hour or two at Lovers/Divorce beaches. Go early for best viewing, the boats really pile up at popular times.
  • A very popular tourist attraction for a reason. Very beautiful. We walked around the marina and ran past the very aggressive sales to the other side and found a nice small company (API?) that took us for a 40 minute glass bottom boat tour (for around $10 US per person) and this was one of the best experiences we had.
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