Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach)

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Near the popular tourist town of Cabo San Lucas is Playa del Amor, also known as Lover’s Beach, one of the the most striking beach in Mexico thanks to its natural geology. The golden sands here are surrounded by two imposing rocks that rise out of the sea, but it is just around the corner that you’ll find the main feature; a huge natural rock arch named El Arco.

Situated on the very southern tip of the Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is a land’s end of sorts. To one side are the calm water of the Sea of Cortés whilst the other coast is exposed to the powerful swells of the Pacific Ocean. Playa del Amor actually straddles both coasts, although the stretch of sand on the Pacific coast is known locally as “Divorce beach”! This is probably a reference to the fact that swimming here is so dangerous only one of you is likely to return…
Fortunately the more sheltered waters of Lover’s Beach are perfect for swimming and snorkeling with an abundance of sealife to discover.

Given its secluded location, Playa del Amor is difficult to access and can only be reached via a water taxi or one of the glass-bottom boats that run from Cabo San Lucas marina.

Note: there is another, equally famous Playa del Amor in Mexico. Also known as Hidden Beach this beach is located further south near Puerto Vallarta.

Nearest town/city

Cabo San Lucas

Also known as:

Lover's Beach

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