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Divorce Beach

Contrary to what the name implies, Divorce Beach actually is a more suitable place for lovers than Lover’s Beach. Since it faces the Pacific Ocean, one may enjoy unforgettable sunsets here. It is in such a unique setting because this is one of the few beaches in the world that actually connects with two different bodies of water — the Pacific on one side and the Sea of Cortés on the other.

Divorce Beach

The water’s beautiful to watch — but not touch.

Divorce Beach
A sunset seen near Divorce Beach.

Whatever you do, do not even think of swimming here. After all, the main reason Divorce Beach gets such a moniker is because there are strong rip currents, a large undertow, and crashing waves. The water’s beautiful to watch (from the sand) but not touch. And if this warning isn’t enough, there are several signs on the beach that caution against swimming here. Lastly, don’t expect a lifeguard to come to the rescue just in case because there isn’t one.

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That being said, you’ll find this to be a great beach for sunbathing and enjoying a walk in the sand. Be sure to bring sunscreen with you. It gets really hot here during the day, and it would take a while to get into any shaded area (you’d have to take a water taxi to Médano Beach or the Cabo marina before you could hide from the sun). It’s also worth noting that there aren’t any restrooms here.


The best way to get to Divorce Beach, or Playa del Divorcio, is by walking a few hundred feet from Lover’s Beach. You could get there by hopping onto a glass-bottom boat from either Médano Beach or the Cabo marina. This round-trip costs about $10 US per person and would usually include a brief tour of the Cabo Arch for photographs before stopping at Playa del Amor (that’s Spanish for Lover’s Beach). Once you’re at Divorce Beach, feel free to enjoy a peaceful picnic here. Looking around, you may notice the picture-perfect rock formations of granite. And there are no vendors to disturb anyone.

If you prefer to check this beach out from a boat without actually entering, we recommend you go on a sunset dinner cruise that tours the Pacific side of Cabo.


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