Guest Post by @SandInSuitcase
Spread out your towel early in the morning or late afternoon if you hope to cuddle with your honey on Lover’s Beach without lots of other people around. This sweet curve of gold sand beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, isn’t a secret. But it’s a fun place, even if shared with other day-trippers. To get there, you have to take a glass bottom boat or water taxi – or paddle over in a kayak or on a stand-up paddle board. If you hire a boat, you’ll also get a scenic tour around the towering granite cliffs jutting out to sea that form Land’s End and the iconic El Arco (“the Arch”), which we think looks like a donkey drinking.
Normally the sea level is high enough that the Arch just straddles water. But every few years, sand accumulates at Land’s End, creating another beach, so you can actually walk through the Arch. It’s best to do this with a local guide, though, because sometimes the waves wash up on the sand (and you wouldn’t want to get swept away).
Back at Lover’s Beach, there’s some good snorkeling and swimming when the water is calm. And if you stroll across the sand behind Lover’s Beach, you come to Divorce Beach. Just don’t swim there – the waves are treacherous and each year someone inevitably ignores the warnings and drowns. But you’re just going to have a look, right? Then you can head back to your towel on Lover’s Beach to soak up the sun and watch the pelicans dive for fish, before it’s time to leave.
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Janice and George Mucalov are the professional travel writing team behind Sand In My Suitcase. Their stories and photos are published in USA TODAY.com, The Vancouver Sun, TravelAge West, TravelSquire.com and other leading North American magazines and newspapers. Janice is also the author of the top-rated “Cabo Insider” travel app on Cabo San Lucas.