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Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)
Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)

Land's End, Cabo San Lucas, 23410

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.

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Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Cabo San Lucas
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Luxury Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Cabo San Lucas
$99.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Perfect first day activity
The boat operators were skilled sailors, fun to talk to, and very kind and helpful. We had a great time snorkeling and then the sailing was very exciting.
HeatherS_C, May 2022

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HeatherS_C, May 2022
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Nanji_M, May 2022
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Perfect way to end our stay!
Rayme_R, May 2022
Sunset Cruise from Cabo San Lucas
Super fun crew, engaging, relaxing, they took awesome photos to really capture the experience. We would definitely do again and recommend!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco)?
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Attractions near Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco):
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What else should I know about attractions in Los Cabos?
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As well as visiting the Arch of Cabo San Lucas (El Arco), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: