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Arena Waterfall

Cabo San Lucas

When someone mentions the word waterfall, the first thing that comes to mind is a vertical one, but, have you ever thought about the possibility that there are sand falls? That's how unique this attraction is in Cabo San Lucas.

To discover the Sand Falls in Cabo San Lucas you need to head to the Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Cabo San Lucas (“Cabo San Lucas Flora and Fauna Protection Area”), and get ready for a dive. This phenomenon is caused by the friction of the North American tectonic plates like those of the Pacific, added to the combination of the different temperatures of the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés.

Thus, you will have to dive and submerge up to 30 meters ( 98 feet ) deep to observe how a good amount of sand falls from a marked slope of the marine subsoil through which it slides quickly to the bottom of the sea.

Curiously, this masterful treasure was discovered 50 years ago by an underwater expedition led by American sedimentologist Francis Parker Shepard.

When someone mentions the word waterfall, the first thing that comes to mind is a vertical one, but, have you ever thought about the possibility that there are sand falls? That's how unique this attraction is in Cabo San Lucas.

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To discover the Sand Falls in Cabo San Lucas you need to head to the Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Cabo San Lucas (“Cabo San Lucas Flora and Fauna Protection Area”), and get ready for a dive. This phenomenon is caused by the friction of the North American tectonic plates like those of the Pacific, added to the combination of the different temperatures of the waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés.

Thus, you will have to dive and submerge up to 30 meters ( 98 feet ) deep to observe how a good amount of sand falls from a marked slope of the marine subsoil through which it slides quickly to the bottom of the sea.

Curiously, this masterful treasure was discovered 50 years ago by an underwater expedition led by American sedimentologist Francis Parker Shepard.

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