Accessible from the Medano Beach or marina in Cabo San Lucas, El Arco (The Arch), is the remarkable rock formation rising out of the Sea of Cortez that has become the iconic landmark of Los Cabos To reach Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) at El Arco you’ll need to hire one of the many water taxis, glass-bottom boats, kayaks or Jet Skis. Seals hang out on the rocks and, if the waters are calm, you might want to bring snorkeling gear. This is a particularly romantic place to be at either sunrise or sunset, and probably the most photographed stretch of sand, rock and sea anywhere in Mexico.
Near downtown San Lucas, facing a string of beachfront all-inclusive resorts, Medano Beach is beach party central and the place to Jet Ski, ride a banana boat, water ski, parasail and more. Chileno Beach is recommended for families, snorkelers and divers. Playa Costa Azul is a surfer’s paradise and Playa Palmilla, tucked into a protected cove near San Jose and the One & Only Palmilla resort, is ideal for evening out your tan, snorkleling and diving.
If you would rather get away from the crowds, Playa Solmar, facing the Pacific Ocean, is completely secluded by giant rock formations. Playa el Tule and Playa las Viuda are also peaceful places to relax and unwind.
Soplado (The Blown Glass Factory) is a terrific place to purchase some souvenirs of Los Cabos. Go before 2PM and you’ll be able to watch the artisans at work.
In 1990 local entrepreneur, Sebastian Romo, opened what was, for many years, the only hand-blown glass factory on the Baja Peninsula. Vitrofusion y Arte was originally started to meet the demands of local hotels and shops for tableware. For many years Romo had to bring his artists from the mainland; now the technique is firmly entrenched in Cabo San Lucas. Today the foundry employs more 30 artisans who produce up to 500 one-of-a-kind pieces daily. Using recycled, lead-free glass, they fill custom orders for hotels, restaurants and retail shops, as well as fabricating original pieces for groups and individual buyers—from blue-rimmed margarita glasses to elaborate figurines.
Most tour agencies offer escorted visits with a bilingual guide to the Glass Factory, or you can take a taxi or rental car. It’s located on the bypass road to Todos Santos.