I am writing this in, probably, one of the most romantic places in the world: Medano Beach Cabo, or more specifically La Playa del Amor in Cabo San Lucas. With all my travels along the Pacific coast it seemed an appropriate place to end my travels, and at the same time to start another, just as important as the previous one, and to start it with love.
So what is it about this place? Besides it’s obviously picturesque natural surroundings? The Arch, or the beginning of the Pacific coast, is also the place where the Pacific Ocean unites with the Sea of Cortez to make a perfect union of the most amazing nature paradise. Interestingly enough, it is next to La Playa del Divorzio, may be, as a way to balance it out, or as a reminder of the importance of life priorities and true feelings.
With a few days in Cabo, after hearing so many travelers and locals asking and raving about this place, and admiring it from afar, I finally decided to explore the territory.
The whole Arch and Medano Beach Cabo area is an incredible place to experience, with many amazing points of interest to explore along the way. After boating around the Arch area, trying to understand our guide for some reason speaking only in Spanish, taking lots of photos and experiencing beauty of it’s nature from afar, I embarked on la Playa del Amor. Just a few steps in, and I looked around.
The place looked and was absolutely gorgeous, and with every step I liked it even more.
Since it was way too crowded near the unloading boat area, I took a few photos and decided to explore the rest of the territory. What else is here besides first appearances and “labels”?
As I was walking to the center and approaching the other side, I noticed that it was almost empty. May be, it was due to “divorce” superstitions, or, may be, due to other particular reasons many travelers would, probably, be too scared to admit it even to themselves. And who knows for sure anyways? After all, it was just as amazing, if not better, plus, lacking all the unnecessary crowds. In a true spirit of explorer, I was approaching the center from where I could clearly see them both, Love and Separation. Having experienced both, and feeling no need to pretend and be anything other than myself, I crossed to the Pacific Ocean and walked along the coastline.
It seemed I had the whole place to myself with plenty of space and privacy to be myself. And I thought: La Playa de la Libertad, as I admired serene ocean, sunny sky, very content with my newfound privacy and having all the space to myself. With only a few brave enough solo travelers, love birds, and a few couples encountered along the way, I returned to the center clearly distinct by natural formations. From here I was more aware of them both. So close to each other, side by side, with very opposite emotions and feelings coming from the same place, my soul. I did not take any photos, choosing to be fully here, immersing myself in writing and admiring nature around me: bright and natural colors of the land and sunny sky, graceful birds flying above me, the wind gently caressing natural surroundings with its warmth and serene sounds of the ocean and sea waves, forming a perfect union of a blissful paradise.
As I was making my way from the center to la Playa del Amor, I noticed that the crowd was completely gone, already picked up by their boats and tour guides. With only a few people still there, or most likely those who actually still wanted to be there. I smiled. Now it truly felt like my kind of place: natural, serene, private, even blissful.
I do not know what makes us fall in love, and why some places become more meaningful than others. Whatever it is, it is the ability to authentically feel and being able to see past first impressions, appearances and labels what matters the most, and makes all the difference. Being able to feel authentic essence of the place, it’s heart and soul, and appreciate it for what it truly is, Amor.
The whole Arch and Medano Beach Cabo area is an incredible place to experience
After a few walks along the coastline and hearing many locals and travelers alike raving about this place, I finally decided to see what the Arch area is all about
To get to it, you can get a private boat or join the tour, which kind of navigates around the whole Arch area first. For some reason mine was all in Spanish, so I don’t think I understood that much. Something about rocks and numbers, which I don’t particularly care about anyway. Seemed like an Arch to me )
Though the area itself is absolutely picturesque and perfect for many interesting photo-opts
Also, this is where the Pacific Ocean unites with the Sea of Cortez
and they seem to get along just fine )
Hola, La Playa del Amor!
The place itself is amazing to experience…
and with every step I liked it even more
On the opposite side, there is plenty of space and privacy
For some, probably, “superstitious” reason, with only a few brave enough people and birds encountered along the way
May be, this is La Playa del la Libertad )
Forget superstitions like these love birds and enjoy both sides of La Playa del Amor
the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez
Is there anyone around? )
The center is clearly distinct by natural formations
from where you can pick the side to your liking
And it became my creative center and oasis
With only a few people still there, or most likely those who actually still wanted to be there. I smiled. Now it truly felt like my kind of place: natural, serene, private, even blissful
Enjoy your travels,
All opinions and experiences are, as always, my own.by