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. A number of tours leaving from the Cabo San Lucas marina offer different 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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Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas
Shared ride to the arch of Cabo San Lucas
$19.20 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great boat ride!
We had a wonderful ride with Captain Raul. He is fun and make us laugh while enjoying beautiful arch. The boat is clean and comfortable as well.
Jim_Z, Nov 2023

Things to know before you go

  • A tour combining a stop at El Arco with different activities—such as a snorkeling tour, a Cabo San Lucas shopping trip, or a tequila tasting—is a great way to sample a variety of what the Cabo San Lucas area has to offer.

  • Chartering a private boat is another option for seeing the sights.

  • 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 at the tip of Land’s End, the spit of land running east of Downtown Cabo San Lucas and the marina. It's 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 offer more about 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.
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What are the nearest attractions to 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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