GTGL Snippets: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas was a final stop on the 10-day Mexican Riviera cruise that we took at the end of December last year. At Princess Cruises, the stops were Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, then Cabo, with 3 days at sea in the beginning, and 2 days at sea coming back.

It was my first cruise ever, and of course, the cruise itself should warrant its own post. This was the final day, and it was the only stop where we dropped anchor, instead of actually docking. I daresay that was pretty cool. We had this view of the arch, El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, from our balcony. People went on tours to go closer and around it, which I had been curious about as I had seen numerous pictures of this rock formation.

But I could honestly say seeing it from this vista, from the comfort of a grand cruise ship was sufficient for me. We took a tender to shore and it was rocky, and scared the s#** out of me, so I really didn’t mind not being in a smaller boat for longer than 10 minutes. My friend said on his last trip to Cabo, he went scuba diving around the arch, and because it was after the devastating hurricane of 2014, the sea floor pretty much went from visible to very dark, so he got claustrophobic in the vast ocean. 

So, I was extremely satisfied with this. At sunset, we cruised past it, and I had a full view of its scale the whole time, until it became a tiny dot. It was quite magnificent.


Bianca is one of the founders of get there | get lost. She is an avid writer and photographer based in Northern California. Her love for history, literature, architecture and food culminate to her passion for traveling and learning about different cultures. She advocates for accessible travel, and continues to explore with her husband and travel partner, Jesús, despite physical limitations. Follow their adventures on Instagram as @gettheregetlost and @coffeeandtherapy.