Arch of Cabo San Lucas

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Coordinates: 22°52′31″N 109°53′39″W / 22.875147°N 109.894171°W / 22.875147; -109.894171

The distinctive El archo rock formation

The arch of Cabo San Lucas, is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, which is itself the extreme southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. The arch is locally known as El Arco.

It is here that the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California.

This area is widely used in hotel advertising in the Los Cabos Corridor. This spot is a popular gathering area for sea lions and is frequented by tourists. It served as a backdrop for The Marshall Tucker Band's Third Album under the leadership of Billy Sanders. It is three stories tall and was formed from natural erosion. Arch of Cabo San Lucas is also a great place for drinking and relaxing on the beach sands.

Basement rock in Los Cabos formed through intrusive igneous processes c. 115 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.[1]

Cabo San Lucas location
Lands End


  1. ^ Fletcher, John; Kohn, Barry; Foster, David; Gleadow, Andrew (2000). "Heterogeneous Neogene cooling and exhumation of the Los Cabos block, southern Baja California: Evidence from fission-track thermochronology". Geology. 28 (2): 107–110. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

The arch of Cabo San Lucas is a perfect place to do skimboarding which is a sport that consists on gliding accros the water’s surface to meet an incoming breaking wave