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  • Address: Land's End, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
  • Admission: Free
A signature landmark of Los Cabos, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas—known locally as simply “El Arco” or “the Arch”—is a limestone arch carved by time, tide, and wind. The natural attraction runs runs down to the water’s edge at Land’s End, the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas (which itself is at the southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula) and into the Sea of Cortez. From a distance, the rock formation looks like a dragon; up close, the arch frames sky, sea, and sand for prime photos.

The Basics
Because El Arco is a natural formation that’s accessible only by water, the only way to get close to it is by boat. Numerous tours leaving from the Cabo San Lucas marina offer various ways to see the arch. Adventurous travelers can opt for a kayaking and snorkeling tour—or parasail over it! Those looking to relax with friends can sail by it on a catamaran or sailboat, or take an evening cruise that includes dinner and drinks.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A combo tour—including a stop at El Arco, a Cabo San Lucas shopping trip, a tequila tasting, and a snorkeling tour—is a great way to sample a variety of what the Cabo San Lucas area has to offer.
  • Small groups or families can charter a private boat for a more intimate experience.
  • A glass-bottom boat or kayak enables visitors to see the Sea of Cortez marine life in its natural habitat.
  • A sunset cruise is a wonderful way to unwind after a long day of sightseeing on land.

How to Get There
El Arco is located at the tip of Land’s End, the spit of land running east of downtown Cabo San Lucas and the marina. It is accessible only by boat, whether on a tour, independently, or via boat taxi.

When to Get There
The tropical climate of Los Cabos makes El Arco delightful to explore year-round, but keep in mind that the area is at its busiest around winter (between November and April) and its rainiest in late summer.

Marine Life Around El Arco 
Those interested in marine life will enjoy a scuba or snorkeling tour around El Arco. Glass-bottom kayak tours go past colonies of sea lions and plenty of tropical fish on the way to Pelican Rock and Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor). Larger glass-bottom boat tours explore the history of Los Cabos as passengers enjoy sweeping views of Pelican Rock, El Arco, and Land’s End—where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.

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Whale-Watching Dinner Cruise in Los Cabos, Los Cabos, null
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Whale-Watching Dinner Cruise in Los Cabos

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience whale watching like never before. Humpbacks and grays visit Los Cabos' warm waters every year, providing one of nature's most incredible shows. You ...  Read more

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Cabo San Lucas

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Enjoy a luxury shared sailing and snorkeling adventure aboard a modern, luxurious 38 or 42 foot sailing yacht on a 3-hour shared cruise. Light lunch, ice-cold ...  Read more

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00
Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass-Bottom Kayak, Los Cabos, Day Cruises
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Los Cabos Arch and Playa del Amor Tour by Glass-Bottom Kayak

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Soak up the natural beauty and wildlife around the iconic peaks of El Arco on this 3-hour kayak and snorkeling tour from Los Cabos. With expert guides leading ...  Read more

Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas

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Enjoy the beautiful sunset in Cabo San Lucas, aboard La Princesa. On this 2-hour tour, you will navigate from the sea of Cortés and into the pacific ...  Read more

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Los Cabos in One Day: Sightseeing Tour, Arch Boat Ride, Tequila Tasting, and Lunch, Los Cabos, ... 
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Los Cabos in One Day: Sightseeing Tour, Arch Boat Ride, Tequila Tasting, and Lunch

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Experience the highlights of Los Cabos on this 6-hour tour from Cabo San Lucas. Traveling with an expert guide, ride a glass-bottom boat along the rugged Baja ...  Read more

Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Parasailing Adventure in Los Cabos, Los Cabos, City Tours
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Parasailing Adventure in Los Cabos

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Nothing beats this fun, safe and exciting parasailing adventure. Take in the sights including Land´s End, Medano Beach, and Cabo San Lucas Bay below you as you ...  Read more

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Half-Day Snorkeling or Swimming with Sharks Tour in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Parasailing
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Half-Day Snorkeling or Swimming with Sharks Tour in Cabo San Lucas

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Experience the emotion and adrenaline to swim and snorkelling safely out of cage with blue sharks, silky sharks, mako, smooth hammerheads and other incredible ...  Read more

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00
Cabo San Lucas Shopping, Tequila Tasting, and Snorkel Tour, Los Cabos, Snorkeling
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Cabo San Lucas Shopping, Tequila Tasting, and Snorkel Tour

Fun, adventures, excitement, open bar, lunch, snorkel gear, snorkel guide, city tour, the most complete adventure in Los Cabos. Get to know all main ...  Read more

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Private 30 Feet Sailing Experience in Los Cabos, Los Cabos, City Tours
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Private 30 Feet Sailing Experience in Los Cabos

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Enjoy a private 30 feet sailing boat in Cabo San Lucas that offers snorkeling in tropical waters with colorful friendly fish, smooth and romantic sunset ...  Read more

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $440.00
Los Cabos Pirate Ship Snorkel or Dinner Cruise, Los Cabos, Sailing Trips
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Los Cabos Pirate Ship Snorkel or Dinner Cruise

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Board a pirate ship and explore the waters of Cabo San Lucas on a snorkel tour or sunset dinner cruise. After taking stock of the famous El Arco rock ...  Read more

Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $78.99

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