I always adore a fabulous beach. Even more so when the beach is accompanied by a perfect name. It’s no surprise, then, that I’m head over heels for Playa de los Amante—also known as Lover’s Beach—on the Sea of Cortez in Los Cabos.
Where is it located?
Lover’s Beach is hidden at Land’s End on the tip of Baja California Sur in Mexico, located on the other side of Divorce Beach and near Los Cabos’ famous rock arch. Because of its location, swimming on Lover’s Beach can be dangerous. If you must go in the water, stick to the cove on the Sea of Cortez side of the pristine sand to avoid the Pacific’s turbulent waves, rip tides and undercurrents around the corner.
How do I get there?
Lover’s Beach is inaccessible by land. You’ll need to hire a water taxi to spend one of your honeymoon afternoons at this aptly named destination. Ask your honeymoon consultant to prearrange your ride, or schedule a snorkel tour combo to see even more of the iconic area.
What may I see at Lover’s Beach?
- Tropical fish
- Sea lions
- Sea Turtles
- El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
- Divorce Beach
Why is it called Lover’s Beach?
Some people say the name comes from the fact that the location is where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. Others attribute the name to the fact that the beach is so remote (though not necessarily free of people/tourists today). My favorite version of how the beach earned its name? A young woman once rescued a shipwrecked sailor here.
Is Lover’s Beach on your bucket list?