It’s time to visit Cabo San Lucas to see Land’s End, where the Pacific Ocean meets The Sea of Cortez. When you get here, you’ll discover a beautiful rock formation with an arch named “El Arco de Cabo San Lucas,” which is “The Arch of Cabo San Lucas” in English. At the famous Arch, there are two beaches with an intriguing history.
In this post, uncover some amazing facts about El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Then, check out why the Sea of Cortez was called “The World’s Aquarium” by Jacque Cousteau. As such, read on to discover more about this amazing place on the southern tip of Baja California Sur.
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas – The Arch
Historically, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas was known as Land’s End. When you’re there, you see nothing but ocean to the south. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is located right on the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula in Baja Sur. This giant limestone rock formation, a cape, is inspires you with awe as you approach it. Then, looking beyond it to the south, you’ll see why the early settlers called this place “the end of the world.”
When you arrive, you’ll enjoy the many sea creatures, including friendly sea lions that spend time bathing in the sun. On your way to El Arco, your boat captain will provide info about everything to expect to see there. Therefore, make sure you take many pictures while you’re there. This will truly be an adventure you’ll never forget.
There are two beaches at El Arco de Cabo San Lucas:
Playa de Amore (Beach of Love) and Playa Divorcio (Divorce Beach). As you would guess, Playa de Amore is generally calm and it’s a great place to swim. On the other hand, there are dangers afoot if you venture into the waters of Playa Divorcio.
Playa Divorcio is great for laying on beach. But, It’s quite a dangerous place to swim. For example, there are strong currents, crashing waves, and rip tides that can quickly pull you out to sea. That means, stay out of the water along this beach! And beware, there are no lifeguards there. Swimming is much safer at Playa de Amore.
The Sea of Cortez has more than meets the eye
Named “The World’s Aquarium” by Jacque Cousteau for its amazing biodiversity, The Sea of Cortez is quite a natural wonder. To begin, The Sea of Cortez is the most biologically diverse body of water on Earth. As such, this body of water supports over 900 varieties of fish. On top of that, it supports over 2,000 species of marine invertebrates. Also, It is home to many endemic species. These are creatures that only exist there, and nowhere else.
Find smaller sea creatures in the Sea of Cortez like dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions, tuna, sea bass, grouper, yellowtail, shark, marlin, scallops, lobster, snapper, shrimp and more. Wow, that was quite a list. These underwater creatures make snorkeling very exciting indeed.
There are also many large sea creatures, the largest of which are the migratory whales. These whales include California gray whales, humpback whales, and even orcas or killer whales. Next, you’ll find beautiful giant whale sharks that peacefully feed on plankton. As you’ll see, swimming next to these gentle creatures is an experience of a lifetime.
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