Cabo San Lucas Beaches - Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Lover's Beach - Playa del Amor

Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

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Behind the arch, spanning Cabo San Lucas Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Lover's Beach affords a unique opportunity to swim and snorkel in the bay and admire the crashing waves on the Pacific side (Divorce Beach to locals), where swimming is very dangerous. This awe-inspiring, secluded beach is not to be missed. There are no services available on Lover's Beach and access is only by water taxi or glass bottom boat from the Cabo San Lucas marina, and from Médano Beach, where kayaks are also for rent.

Once known as Playa de Doña Chepa, Lovers Beach is another must, but to get to this hidden cove you'll need some kind of floating transportation. Easiest is to hire a water taxi at the marina. The captain will take you on an informative tour of the diving areas around the arch (El Arco), point out Lovers Beach, then go around the popular point for a wonderful view of the dramatic area where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.

lover's beach - playa del amor - cabo san lucas

June 13, 2013 - Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach) was named as one of the "Ten Best Beach in Mexico" by Travel Age West.

Aerial for of lover's beach (playa del amor) and Divorce Beach (Playa del Divorcio) - cabo san lucas

Aerial for of lover's beach (playa del amor) and Divorce Beach (Playa del Divorcio) - cabo san lucas
Aerial view of lover's beach (playa del amor)  cabo san lucas
lover's beach and divorce beach - cabo san lucas

lover's beach - playa del amor - cabo san lucas
lover's beach - playa del amor - cabo san lucas
lover's beach - playa del amor - cabo san lucas

We suggest you pack a lunch of your choice, some water and plan on spending the better part of the day enjoying Lovers Beach and the striking wind and water shaped rock formations. Ask your skipper to come back for you at a pre-determined time...all for one price. Be most careful here, the powerful waves and currents of the Pacific make swimming quite dangerous. Swimming and snorkeling should only be attempted on the Sea of Cortez side of Lovers Beach.

Excerpt from Los Cabos Magazine Issue #29 - Summer 2012
Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) / Playa del Divorcio (Divorce Beach) - by Ashley Alvarado

We don’t need a guide’s explanation to understand why these sister beaches are must-visits for the tourists who daily arrive to Los Cabos. You can view the iconic arch-shaped rock formations at Land’s End from Médano Beach, but we suggest a closer look. Grab a water taxi from Médano or the Cabo San Lucas Marina for around $15 U.S., rent a kayak and paddle over, jump on a rented wave runner, or buy tickets for one of the city’s many cruises. Cabo Mar (, Tropicat (, Cabo Escape (, and EcoCat (www.caboeco are just some of the companies offering tours past the arch. Make sure to bring your camera.; crew members are always happy to snap pics of you and your family in front of the arch and other sights.

Lover’s Beach faces the Sea of Cortés, with waters that are rich with sea life and ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Walk from the Sea of Cortés side to Divorce Beach, which faces the misnomered Pacific Ocean. This beach offers many breathtaking vistas but resist the urge to swim here; it’s simply too dangerous.

Excerpt from Los Cabos Magazine Issue #8
Lover’s Beach - By David Mandich

Cabo San Lucas is world-famous for the breathtaking spectacle at Land’s End as well as Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach). One really hasn’t been to Cabo until one stands near the arch and feels the incredible forces of nature and its beauty at work here. You will be impressed by the towering majesty of the rock formations, the caves, Lover’s Beach, and the clear azure tropical waters. There is great snorkeling on the bay side, running from Lover’s Beach to the marina breakwater just outside the entrance to Cabo San Lucas harbor. This marine sanctuary is great for viewing a wonderful variety of colorful tropical fish as well as game fish. So have a mini-adventure—rent snorkel gear, take a water taxi—be sure to arrange your return trip as well—to Lover’s beach, explore, snorkel and enjoy.

You can also get to the arch and Lover’s Beach by renting a kayak at El Médano beach. Or, you might want to climb aboard one of several dive boats to be found along the waterfront. You will enjoy a pleasurable round trip excursion to the arch and game preserve, with all the SCUBA or snorkel gear provided (and even lunch if desired). Just get there—anyway you can. To not experience the arch at Land’s End is like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower.

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Notice: Please be sure to read and understand our Warnings Notice Section and Important
Things to Remember Section
before heading out on your Cabo San Lucas Beach adventure.

Last Revision - 20 June 2013 - jat
Lover's Beach - Playa del Amor - Beaches of Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico