Cabo San Lucas is a world-famous vacation and spa destination. Every year, thousands of tourists go to Cabo to relax and have a good time. If you go to Cabo San Lucas, you must not miss the breathtaking view at Land’s End, as well as Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), a photogenic marvel seen in many travel ads.
This small piece of paradise is difficult to get to on foot. To reach it, you must hire a water taxi at the marina, rent a kayak at El Medano beach, or perhaps climb aboard one of many dive boats you can find along the waterfront. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could also try to climb the rocks from Playa Solmar (but this option is not exactly recommended).
If you choose to hire a water taxi, for a $10 round trip you will be taken on an informative tour of the diving areas around the arch (El Arco), then go around the Lover’s Beach for a wonderful view of the magnificent area where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. Before boarding the water taxi, it’s recommended that you pack a lunch and take some water with you, so you can spend the day enjoying the beautiful Lover’s Beach (there’s no food available on the beach). Remember to ask your skipper to come back for you at a pre-determined time.
Once on the beach, you’ll find yourself surrounded by smooth rock formations and water on both sides. It’s an great spot to catch some sun rays and see many whales, dolphins and sea lions swimming around you. A word of caution: swimming or snorkeling in this area can be very dangerous, so try it only at your own risk! The powerful currents and waves of the Pacific Ocean make this area a not-so-perfect place for this kind of activities, and many travelers have reported being pushed up against the rocks and scraped badly while swimming or snorkeling. Other than that, you can have a wonderful experience on Lover’s Beach. The view is breathtaking, and the people there are extremely nice.
Some of the other beautiful beaches that you can find in Cabo San Lucas are Medano Beach (also called the Dune Beach, the safest swimming beach in Cabo San Lucas and the most popular), Divorce Beach (great for sunbathing and relaxing, but very dangerous for swimming) and Solmar Beach (a wide stretch of white sand beach facing the Pacific Ocean). Please don’t forget your camera, as you’ll take some great pictures to show your friends back home!