El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
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Tourists flock to this natural rock formation, a whale-watching site and snorkeling spot.
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  • Landog
    La Center, Washington638 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excursion everyone should do/see at least one time.
    The Arch is a must see adventure everyone visiting Cabo should do once. Getting up close and taking pictures and a short tour by locals is really nice. On our trip we were over run by little flying bugs. They were mostly annoying, but didn’t really do anything else. Our water taxi was very informative and helpful as far as giving information about checking out Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach! Definitely be very careful on the Pacific Ocean side! The waves can be huge and they will drag you right in! The Arch is cool to see and take a few pictures, lots of sea lions barking in the water. Definitely worth the amount we paid to do this excursion.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Corey J
    California3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easily the BEST of Cabo!!✨ (And some helpful tips! 💁🏻‍♀️)
    The famous “Cabo Arch” is easily the best attraction that this small (but very unique) paradise has to offer to travelers, what impressed us the most about el arco is that it feels untouched by humans and civilization, we were amazed that we were able to take pictures of sea lions on their natural habitat that were lying on some of the rocks while we were taken to see el arco upclose, As for some useful tips based on our experience we will recommend you the following: if you want to be taken to el arco as close as posible rent a small boat 🚤 in the Cabo San Lucas marina, there will be plenty of sellers but NEVER accept the first price they offer you! They can go as low as 50% less if you ask them! As for resorts in Cabo San Lucas if you don’t want to spend much you can stay in Corazón Cabo Hotel or Medano hotel, as for places to eat with excellent views and excellent atmosphere we recommend any of the restaurants that are located in medano beach 🏝️ another huge tip is to book your transportation from Cabo airport to your resort online with Cape Transfers, they rate for the shuttle service to any Cabo San Lucas resort is only $30 (or $20 of your resort is in San José) or if you prefer private a beautiful private suburban for your family or group is only $110, it is also worth mentioning that they have a pristine online reputation. As for good places to visit in San José del Cabo (if you plan to go there too) we recommend you the night art walk located in San José del Cabo downtown, also the church ⛪️ in San José del Cabo is a hidden gem 💎
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Ann H
    York, United Kingdom2,397 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing rock formation
    We saw this from our cruise ship and whilst on a coach excursion. Beautiful to see and if we had more time we would have loved to take a boat to see it close up. Sadly we didn't on this occasion. A very popular spot for tourists with beaches as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Heather V
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beauty of the Arc
    It is a beautiful sight. Lots of birds and sea lions hang out on the rocks, most gorgeous at sunset. Highly recommend a sunset cruise. you will have a view of lovers beach and divorce beach. lol
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 October 2023
  • April J
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Our boat ride to see the Arch was quite an experience. Our tour guide Karla was very informative. Our boat captain, Jose was excellent. He made us feel safe especially with big waves. We booked our tour through the hotel concierge as part of the timeshare presentation so we got a pretty good discount on our tours.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Becca T
    Newport, Rhode Island4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cabo Vacation 2023 😃 CABO IS GREAT! (and some recommendations!! 👈)
    We had postponed our vcations to Cabo San Lucas for more than 3 years, for some reason we always ended up going to Miami intead of Mexico, not that Miami was not a good place to spend a vacation but Cabo is without a doubt something else, the beauty of the pacific ocean in Mexico's Cabo San Lucas has no comparison, the sand and the blue ocean are simply a sight to behold! For Cabo San Lucas first travelers we recommend you to stay in a resort in Cabo San Lucas since they are closer to El Arco which is the place you are going to want to visit since it is the main Icon in Cabo. Once you book your resort don't forget to go online and book your transportation to your resort online with Cape Transfers, they will have your private suburban or shuttle ready waiting for you to take you to your resort once you exit the terminal, it's important to remember that if you don't book your transportation with them you will be forced to use a taxi (ubers are illegal), and taxis are expensive and you need to wait for more than 1 hour for one of them to be available, Cape Transfers has a pristine online reputation and it's the company that most travelers use to get to their resort (and their way back to the airport), as for good beaches to spend time with your family or your partner Medano's beach and Playa Las Viudas are a wonderful choice and sort of a hidden gem, if you made it this far to my review thank you very much and enjoy your vacation in Cabo, we are pretty sure you will love it as much as we did !
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Can_travel89
    128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A golden arch
    Spent a really fun day going to see the arches in Cabo San Lucas on a glass bottom boat. It’s a quick tour that doesn’t take a ton of time commitment. The guides are great at letting you know the history of the area and fun facts. Tip: the photos they take are pricey at the end of the tour. They will negotiate, but expect to spend upwards of $70(USD) if you want to buy them.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • kweldon61
    Armada, Michigan190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully at Sunset
    Very short boat trip, you could easily rent a kayak if you were inclined. You can see most of it from the Office Pub area. Has acouple beaches you could drop off at and a big rock the Sea Lions perch on. You could ride right next to them. Also grab some bread for the tropical Fish in that area!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 February 2024
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John M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The catamaran sail around the cape, Lover's Beach, was excellent. Great photo opps, great crew, free unlimited drinks very comfortable, clean restrooms.
Written 25 April 2024
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kweldon61
Armada, MI190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very short boat trip, you could easily rent a kayak if you were inclined. You can see most of it from the Office Pub area. Has acouple beaches you could drop off at and a big rock the Sea Lions perch on. You could ride right next to them. Also grab some bread for the tropical Fish in that area!
Written 21 February 2024
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Bill M
Long Beach, NY107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A classic and iconic view. We went out on a fajita dinner cruise and took some great shots. Although it was a bit cloudy we got some great pics
Written 21 February 2024
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
There are specific boat trips that will take you either side of the Arch formation, but if you take any boat trip from the harbour, such as any whale watching or snorkelling trip or sunset cruise they will all stop by the arch so that you can get that iconic photo.
Written 5 February 2024
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Can_travel89
Edmonton128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Spent a really fun day going to see the arches in Cabo San Lucas on a glass bottom boat. It’s a quick tour that doesn’t take a ton of time commitment. The guides are great at letting you know the history of the area and fun facts.

Tip: the photos they take are pricey at the end of the tour. They will negotiate, but expect to spend upwards of $70(USD) if you want to buy them.
Written 5 January 2024
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H S
San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I celebrate my birthday at a private yatch party tour during the sunset.
All crew members were fantastic as well as the meals
Written 30 December 2023
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AmericanMcCouple
Charlotte, NC251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Not as bad as some, and everyplace has at least one place everyone local pitches as the next coming, bit this is it.

Since its on water, when u get there, all pics will have a plethora of boats…like flies on….honey :)
Written 22 December 2023
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Irma E
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The views were amazing. We had lots of photo opportunities. Our boat driver Mico did an amazing job of sharing some history of the rocks and beaches .
Written 14 December 2023
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Nghia71
Victoria, Canada519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Nice place. Should visit the Lover’s and Divorce Beach (weird combo). Spend a bit of time for swimming or just walk d see. Don’t smoke endlessly.
Written 13 December 2023
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Dali O
Curtice, Ohio, United States10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Catamaran ride. Views amazing! . Short ride from pier. We got to see whales as well. Smooth ride

Written 10 November 2023
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