There are some things that you really need to view with your own eyes to really appreciate their beauty. The iconic Arch at Lands End is a landmark that I had always heard about, but never cared to elaborate on the majestic rock formations when viewing them in photos.
The distinctive landmark is only accessible by boat, and during my voyage on a small, glass bottom skiff, I saw sea lions, pelicans and grey whales. The small boats hold 10 people and they’re great for adventurous spirits because they ride so close to the water.
Located where the Sea of Cortéz and Pacific Ocean meet, the Arch is called “Lovers Divorce Beach” by the locals. “On the sea side, the water is calm and beautiful like a couple in love,” says Mario, our guide. “When we hit the Pacific side, the divorce happens and the craziness begins. There are a lot more waves on that side.”
San José is a quiet town on the opposite end of the Los Cabos corridor. The quaint colonial city is filled with local shops and restaurants surrounding the Parroquia San José church in the main Plaza Mijares. The historic pastel-hued buildings and beautiful 18th-century gazebos are a charming counterpoint after visiting the busy streets of Cabos San Lucas.
Bookending the two cities really illustrates exactly what Los Cabos is about. The beautiful views of the mountains, caves and emerald waters mixed with the nightlife of Cabos San Lucas and the local treasures found in San José, all make for a entertaining and relaxing weekend.