View from Casa Stein 1988

View of the Cape Rocks and Solmar Beach from Casa Stein 1988. Casa Stein was nearly complete at this time. There were only a few hotels on the beach at that time.

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There were only a few hotels on the beach at that time. Photo courtesy Bill Stein.

Arch at Land’s End Cabo San Lucas

El Arco (Arch) Cabo San Lucas 1851

Photographs and images of the arch at Cabo San Lucas from various sources and years.

Photo by Max Miller or George Lindsay, 1943, from the book Land Where Time Stands Still

Photo by Max Miller or George Lindsay, 1943, from the book “Land Where Time Stands Still”.

arch-cabo-san-lucas-c1887-browne-2Drawing of the arch and land’s end rock formations at Cabo San Lucas by John Ross Browne in the year 1867 or 1868

El Arco (Arch) Cabo San Lucas 1851
El Arco (Arch) Cabo San Lucas 1851

 

Post card of the arch and rock formations at Land's End Cabo by Francisco Aramburo. Circa 1965.
Post card of the arch and rock formations at Land’s End Cabo by Francisco Aramburo. Circa 1965.

 

Land's End Cabo San Lucas. Photo © 1991 Joseph A. Tyson
Land’s End Cabo San Lucas. Photo © 1991 Joseph A. Tyson

 

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Land’s End Cabo San Lucas, arch formation, circa 1992. Photo © Joseph A. Tyson

 

Cabo arch at sunset 2014
Cabo arch at sunset 2014

Los Frailes Rock Formations Cabo

Below are  various comments about the popular Cabo San Lucas landmark at Land’s End call Los Frailes or (The Friars, or Monks).

El Arco, the great arch itself, is also the boundary marker non pareil. It divides land from sea–it is the last stretch of uninterrupted land reaching down from Alaska to the southern tip of the 800 mile long Baja California peninsula–sea from sky, and the Sea of Cortés from the Pacific Ocean. Beyond it is the passage of water that weaves in between what Steinbeck once called the Friars, the large rocky sentinels that guard the bay. The largest of the three is called Cerro Blanco (white hill) by local fishermen, and is in effect Land’s End, although that designation is given to the entire promontory.
http://www.loscabosguide.com/blog/2015/08/a-brief-history-of-los-cabos-30-million-years-at-lands-end/

“Known popularly as Los Frailes (The Friars), these rock islets look like hooded monks and are known to be a favorite hub of sea lions. Other rock formations near Land’s End in Cabo include Roca Pelicanos (Pelican Rock), a smaller rocky outcrop located off the northeast side of the cape. ”
Read more:  http://www.destination360.com/north-america/mexico/cabo-san-lucas/el-arco

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Los Frailes (the brothers) rock formations, Cabo San Lucas – Photo Bigstock.com – 91768016

“Just offshore are two islets called Los Frailes (“The Friars”), also frequented by hordes of basking sea lions.”
Read more: http://www.loscabosmagazine.com/fall_2008_18/rock.htm

Formation of three rock, Cabo San Lucas - Photo Bigstockphoto.com - alysta
Formation of three rock, Cabo San Lucas – Photo Bigstockphoto.com – alysta

“… and head out to Cabo’s most famous natural feature, the Arch. “El Arco” is part of a formation known as the Three Friars, which make up the peninsula’s very southern tip, Land’s End.”
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mexico/baja-california/cabo-san-lucas/travel-tips-and-articles/76588#ixzz3fhLj4eME

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Land’s End Cabo San Lucas – Los Frailes – Photo: Bigstock.com

“The tip of the Cape at San Lucas, with the huge gray Friars standing up on the end, has behind the rocks a little beach which is a small boy’s dream of pirates.”
Read more: https://www.expeditions.com/destinations/baja/the-experience/read-up-gear-up/staff-article16/

There are several  text references and a to the Los Frailes rock formations as well as a legend on the San Lucas map in Walt Perterson’s  1987 “The Baja Adverture Book”. cabo-lands-end-frailes-pg207The photo  above is captioned “Cabo San Lucas and Los Frailes”.

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Editor’s note:  There are conflicting comments about the correct name. We are trying to clarify this information and will post an update when available.

 

Arch at Land’s End Cabo Then and Now

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Left: CAPE ST. LUCAS • CABO SAN LUCAS • Drawing by John Ross Browne in the year 1867 or 1868 from his explorations of Lower California. Right: THE ARCH AT CABO SAN LUCAS • Photo taken November 11,2014 © Joseph A. Tyson OldCabo.com • LosCabosMagazine.com • LosCabosGuide.com