The main reason to visit Cabo San Lucas in Mexico is to see the “Land’s End”. This iconic spot is where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Once you’re there, you’ll get to discover a beautiful rock formation in the shape of an arch, named the Arch (right?). This is a great attraction to see with your own eyes when visiting Cabo. Read on through this post and uncover the many features and experiences you’ll find at the Arch of Cabo. Also, learn more about the history of Baja California and the Sea of Cortez in this post.
The arch of Cabo San Lucas in Land’s End
Historically, where the Arch of Cabo is located, goes under the name of the end of the world. This is because there’s nothing but ocean to the south. That means it’s located at the southern end of the Baja peninsula in Mexico. The awesome limestone rock formation is awe-inspiring as you approach it. There is also the place where the Sea of Cortez converges with the Pacific ocean, making it a mixture of incredible biodiversity in Land’s End. You don’t need more reasons than those to visit this incredible area in the Baja peninsula in Mexico.
Baja California and The Sea of Cortez
Baja California is the second-longest peninsula in the world, measuring 775 miles in length. For you to get a perspective on size here’s an example: The northern end of this peninsula starts at the southern US border. After it was discovered, the Baja peninsula was considered to be an island. Eventually, people found out that it was an arm extension of the land. But for a century, it was marked on old maps as an island.
A bit more about the Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez is one of the most biologically diverse bodies of water on Earth. And, this body of water extends almost to the US border, where California and Arizona meet. Did you know that the northern part of the Sea of Cortez almost became a United States seaport in the 19th century? Here’s what happened: After the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848, when negotiations were underway with the Mexican President, the land at the northern part of The Sea of Cortez was up for grabs.
Before the Gadsden Purchase in 1854, which gave the U.S. the southern portions of Arizona and New Mexico, President Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana fought hard to keep the land that separated mainland Mexico from the Baja California peninsula. In the end, the U.S. allowed Mexico to keep this land bridge, which included the bustling metropolis of Mexicali.
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