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Famous Landmarks in Cabo San Lucas

DESTINATION | Published on 22/07/2022
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Traveling to Cabo San Lucas gives you the chance to relax on gorgeous beaches, dig into fresh seafood, and explore some of Mexico’s famous landmarks. There are so many different places to visit in Cabo San Lucas, and even if you’ve been here before, there’s always new tourist places to check out. Making your way to these Cabo San Lucas landmarks gives you a rich taste of the city’s diverse culture and history.

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

The oldest Cabo San Lucas landmarks were here long before humans made their way to the tip of the Baja Peninsula, and today, the arch of Cabo San Lucas is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Located among the Lands End rock formations, this arch was carved over centuries by the wind and waves, and its image can be found all over the city. To see it up close, you’ll have to head out by boat since it’s not accessible by foot.

The Old Lighthouse

The rocky shores and strong currents at the end of the Baja Peninsula made sailing around Cabo San Lucas tricky, At the end of the 19th century, the city built a lighthouse to guide sailors, and while it’s no longer functioning, it’s one of the city’s oldest buildings and classic historical sites. Sitting on a cliff 500 feet above sea level, it gives you a sweeping view of the ocean, but to get here, you’ll have to hike, ride a horse, or take a 4x4 vehicle. The adventure of climbing up here and the old architecture make it one of the most popular Cabo attractions for those wanting to explore the area’s history.

Cabo San Lucas Marina


The Cabo Marina is the heart of the city. The docks are filled with catamarans, sail boats, and luxury yachts, and around it all, the boardwalk is lined with restaurants and shops. During the day, different tourist places in the marina take travelers out to sea, offer tequila tastings, and showcase Mexican art. Once the sun goes down, the main Cabo attractions are the bars and clubs with live music where you can dance until the sun comes back up. Whether you’re ready to sail or looking for a delicious meal, this is one of the best places to visit in Cabo San Lucas.

Iglesia de San Lucas

In many Mexican towns, historical sites are centered around the local church, and while Cabo has expanded out since it was first founded, the San Lucas Church is still one of the most beautiful and famous landmarks. Built in 1730, the stucco walls and traditional architecture preserve Cabo’s history, and the nearby plaza, gazebo, and restaurants are charming places to visit in Cabo San Lucas as well, and since it’s all just a couple blocks from the marina, it’s one of the easiest tourist places to walk to.

Mission San José del Cabo de Anuiti

Just down the road from Cabo San Lucas is San José del Cabo, a quieter town known for its beach and local art scene. Like Cabo, San José has its own historical sites centered around a church that was built as a mission by Spanish Jesuit priests in 1730. Since Mexican churches are known for their architecture and beauty, it’s worth popping in here while exploring San José.

Medano Beach


For travelers, Medano Beach has become one of the most loved Cabo San Lucas landmarks. Along this sandy stretch of shoreline are several all-inclusive resorts, and all day long, you’ll find families and friends enjoying a day at the beach while strolling the coast, throwing a frisbee, or building sandcastles. The waves here are gentle, making it a safe spot for swimming on the Cabo coast.

Exploring different Cabo attractions enriches your travels and showcases the city’s diversity. Whether you sail out to the arch of Cabo San Lucas or hike up to the old lighthouse, these landmarks should be on your travel itinerary.

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