Cabo : El Arco and Lovers Beach

No trip to Cabo is complete without a visit to its most iconic landmark – beautiful El Arco at Land’s End. The Baja California peninsula is the second-longest peninsula and Gulf of California has one of the diverse marine environments in the world! We saw an incredible amount of marine life in Loreto two years ago (also called the Galapagos of North America!) and Cabo did not disappoint either! We saw whales, seals, pelicans and so many colorful fish , it was simply beautiful. At the tip of the Baja Peninsula lies beautiful El Arco or the Arch of Cabo San Lucas where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet. The limestone arch has been naturally carved over time, as rough winds and the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez erode the rocks away. The actual “lands end” is a small rock little further off from the arch ; nothing lies between this point and the South Pole – hence the name. The last section of beach here at land’s End is Playa Del Amor and Playa Del Divorcio – also called Lovers Beach and Divorce beach. As their names suggest, Lovers beach is calm and on the Sea of Cortez side while Divorce Beach is rough (not suited for swimming) and on the Pacific Ocean side. Both of them are so gorgeous in their own way. This sandy stretch of heaven is an ideal place to spend the morning or afternoon! I would recommend going early as it tends to get crowded as the day goes by. We went quite early so we found a quite secluded spot to laze around, nosh on some yummy Mexican spiced mangoes and walk around to explore the beautiful beach.  Be aware that there arent any facilities on the beach, so I would recommend coming prepared with snacks, essentials or whatever else you might need depending on how long you plan to spend on the beach.

Pelicans

Glass bottom boat

Seal colony

Lovers Beach in the distance

Seahorse rock (look closely on the left tall rock to see the seahorse shape)

Kisses window where the water from the Pacific and Sea of Cortez meet

Lovers beach

There are several ways to visit this location – you can either rent a kayak, join a boat tour or go on a private boat tour as we did. Most tours start from either Playa Medano or from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. For those of you who are hiking enthusiasts or if you have more time, check out the Mt Solmar hike; I have heard the hike offers some spectacular views of the entire Lands end. We wanted to do this so badly but sadly didnt have enough time this time around. We did a customized private glass bottom boat tour with Roger’s Boat company and loved our guide! he was so patient, informative and made our trip so pleasant overall. Visiting this spot for a sunset cruise is also a very popular option.

Few quick words about my outfit – I wore this drop dead gorg black Acacia one piece from Society Bikini for the day out on the boat. It was so convenient to wear as a bodysuit with denim shorts for the day before we got to the boat as well. I love the criss cross details along the bustline and the sleek classic design. This fun wide Peter Grimm hat kept me looking cute and sun protected all day long, I love how it has a neck cord, easy to keep on or off. On the beach, I changed to this other blue Acacia suit (nothing like too many swimsuits in my books haha ;)!). The crochet detailing and the adjustable side ties on the top and bottom of the suit are to die for! I was literally obsessed with the entire 2018 collection of Acacia back when I saw it in Miami Swim Week last July! This brand not only makes such beautiful looking swimwear, but the buttery fabric and excellent fit is something I would totally vouch for. I layered this lightweight Indah coverup over my suit for the rest of the afternoon.

Delicious Mexican Mangoes

Divorce Beach

Actual “lands end”

Black one piece – Acacia c/o Society Bikini

Hat – c/o Peter Grimm Hats

Towel – c/o Skova

Bag – c/o Isota

Blue bikini – c/o Acacia (top and bottom)

Kimono – c/o Indah

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

Jyo

 

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