Playa del Amor ( Beach of Love )
This beach is most commonly referred to as Playa del Amor or could also be called Playa del Amante ( Lover’s Beach ). Its common English referrence is Lover’s Beach and the locals will have no problem understanding that this is the beach you’re talking about.
Once known as Playa de Doña Chepa, Playa del Amor is a charming location, but to get to this hidden cove you’ll need some kind of floating transportation. The easiest way to get there is to hire a water taxi at the marina in Cabo San Lucas. The captain will take you on an informative tour of the diving areas around the arch (El Arco), point out Playa del Amor, then go around the popular point for a wonderful view of the dramatic area where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.
You should pack a romantic lunch of your choice and plan on spending the most of the day enjoying Playa del Amor and the striking wind and water shaped rock formations. Just ask your skipper to come back for you at a pre-determined time all for one price. Be cautious if you want to go swimming here, the powerful waves and currents of the Pacific ocean in this location make swimming quite dangerous. Swim and snorkel only on the Sea of Cortez side of Playa del Amor.
There are no services available on Playa del Amor and the beach can be easily accessed by water taxi, or glass bottom boat from the Cabo San Lucas marina, or you may rent a kayak from Médano Beach. You can also be adventurous and climb the rock formations from the Medano beach side over to Lover’s Beach. This is not recommended and it is the usual way that many locals get over to the secluded cove.
Cabo San Lucas is world-famous for the breathtaking display of natures force at Land’s End as well as Playa del Amor. Until you stand near the arch and feels the powerful forces of nature and its beauty here, you really haven’t experienced Cabo San Lucas. The towering majesty of the rock formations are impressive and awe inspiring, the caves, Lover’s Beach, and the clear azure tropical waters. There is great snorkeling on the bay side, running from Playa del Amor to the marina breakwater just outside the entrance of Cabo San Lucas harbor. This marine sanctuary is great for viewing a wonderful variety of colorful tropical fish as well as game fish. So rent snorkel gear and have a mini adventure, take a water taxi and be sure to arrange your return trip as well and have fun.
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