The world-famous Los Cabos Arch, also known as Lands End, is the icon of the tourist destination. The geographic wonder, created approximately 115 million years ago from flowing magma, is a popular site for tourists.
Recently, however, some tourists decided to get a little too close to the natural wonder and had to be rescued after attempting to climb the arch.
The three-story-tall rock formation is also where the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, and the massive Pacific Ocean meet.
There are plenty of tours that head out to the famous location as visitors love to get up close and snap selfies with the infamous rock. They also use glass-bottom boats in the area to help tourists catch glimpses of the underwater sea life at Lands End.
Others decide to grab a quick water taxi from the Marina to get out to Lands End.
However, recently a group of tourists got a little too close of a view of the arch.
Personnel from the Cabo San Lucas Fire Department recently got an unusual emergency call from the Secretary of the Navy. A group of tourists was stuck climbing the world-famous Los Cabos arch.
How the tourists got off a boat and onto the arch was a mystery, but the rescue personnel and Los Cabos municipal police quickly mobilized to the scene.
The climbers did not have issues climbing up the arch. However, they did experience some issues while safely coming down and requested emergency assistance.
Using a system of ropes and pullies, officials were able to free the tourists from the rock. The exact medical condition of the climbers as well as the length of time spent waiting for rescue, was unknown at the time of publishing.
The Attraction of Lands End
Beyond simply being known as the icon of Los Cabos, Lands End, and the world-famous Los Cabos arch have an interesting tale.
It was believed to be named Lands End by the original explorers in the area, who thought it was the last stop before hitting Antarctica.
There are actually two well-known beaches at Lands End – Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach.
Lovers Beach is the nicer of the two, with the availability of snorkeling, swimming, and plenty of warm sand for sunbathing.
Some believe Divorce Beach is misnamed and should actually be called Widows Beach. It is not safe for swimmers due to the dangerous currents.
The area is also well known for its whale watching on the back side of the arch. The animals are attracted to the area, and whale-watching tours like to incorporate the arch tour with an excursion to view the popular animals.
There is even a resort located near Lands End – the five-star Grand Solmar Lands End Resort with 130 rooms and the Don Luis Restaurant fine dining restaurant.
Tourist cruises to the area range in price from about $20 for a shared boat trip out to the arch to $100 or more for a more all-inclusive adventure.
Solid As a Rock
Local police officials and the Cabo San Lucas Fire Department remind tourists, as well as tourist boat owners, not to allow visitors to climb the Los Cabos Arch or other geologic formations at Lands End.
Local officials quickly responded via social media to warn spring season tourists that the activity is dangerous and falls can cause injuries or even death.
Some social media users actually questioned why tourists would climb to such a high location without the expertise or proper equipment to get back down.
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