Lover’s Beach – Cabo San Lucas
Supple sand, the Sea of Cortez glistening in the sunlight, waves gently licking against El Arco, one of the most recognizable land formations in the world. This is Playa del Amour in Cabo San Lucas: Lover’s Beach. But there’s more to Lover’s Beach than meet the eye.
Private, inaccessible by foot, this wonder of nature marks land’s end – the next landmass from El Arco, if traveling in a straight line, would be the South Pole. It is a beautiful place to swim, sunbathe, and snorkel. Glass bottom boats and water taxis can take you to this oasis, passing sunbathing sea lions along the way. Swimming is only advisable on the Sea of Cortez side. El Arco is the point where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. The current on the Pacific Ocean side is very rough. Because of that, the beach that borders the Pacific Ocean is called Playa Divorcio.
While a beautiful destination for tourists now, El Arco has a sordid past. In the 1500s, pirates would hide in the calmer Sea of Cortez and, under cover of El Arco, wait for Spanish galleons carrying gold and spices to pass by. At the opportune time, pirates would launch their attack from El Arco and often gain advantage… and booty.
If you are interested in enjoying the serenity of El Arco, JEK Travels can help you get there. Call them today to feel the soft sand underfoot… and to satisfy your pirate curiosity.