8 Perfect Photo Spots In and Around East Cape

The Los Cabos area is brimming with breathtaking backdrops. And action-packed, instagrammable East Cape has it all. From stunning scenery to little-known local hideaways. Truly great getaways and new experiences like these create lasting memories.

If you’re wondering where to go in East Cape for the best camera-ready locations, add these eight must-see spots to your list.

  1. The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

    The Arch, or “El Arco,” is probably the most instantly recognizable photo-op spot on the East Cape. The towering limestone arch has been shaped by time and tide, over many years.

    Travelers flock to the curved formation in droves. Docuemnting what looks like an enticing doorway, open to the endless splendor of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

    Cruise on over to the rugged, distinctive landmark at the southern tip of Cabo, and you’ll likely see sea lions. They enjoy basking in the sun on nearby Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor) and Divorce Beach (Playa Del Divorcio), both of which also make striking settings for photographs.

  2. The Maya de Sol Waterfall in Fox Canyon

    A compilation of where to go in East Cape for standout photos wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the region’s gorgeous waterfalls.

    About an hour and a half drive outside of Cabo San Lucas, you can hike through the picturesque Fox Canyon until you reach the Maya de Sol Waterfall.

    Cool off and relax after your hike with a dip in the waters that collect at the bottom, which you can wade through easily.

    The stunning waterfall and relatively calm waters make it easy to take a photo in some of the most magnificent natural surroundings to be found.

  3. Santa Rita Hot Springs

    Soak up the serenity in one of nature’s hot tubs at Santa Rita Hot Springs, a short drive past the small towns of Santiago and San Jorge.

    This soothing sanctuary is not only a wonderful way to wind down–it’s also a great spot for snapping impressive pictures.

    These healing hot springs are a hidden gem nestled discreetly inside the canyons of the Sierra de La Laguna Mountains.

    The freshwater pools and thermal hot springs are framed by palm trees and other native desert plants. Capture the dreamy beauty of this destination while melting your worries away in the mineral-rich waters.

  4. Mt. Solmar Hiking Trail

    Channel your inner hiking enthusiast and embark on a challenging trail that promises a very satisfying conclusion. Although this picture-perfect spot is located on private property, the owner allows guided hikes.

    On your guided expedition, you can climb to the peak of the mountain, there is beautiful scenery to snap along the way. The hike culminates in unobstructed, unparalleled 360-degree views of Cabo over lovely Land’s End.

    Although the hike is a bit arduous, the pace is slow, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in your exotic surroundings. Going earlier in the day also makes traversing the trail more feasible and enjoyable.

    When you’re perched at the top, you’ll be able to feast your eyes–and your camera–across panoramic ocean views. With sites like the Arch of Los Cabos, the mountainous terrain all around, and pristine beaches.

  5. The Marina at Costa Palmas

    The Marina at Costa Palmas is always buzzing with energy and excitement.

    At this upscale resort’s premier port-of-call, you can snap a pic in front of the massive yachts gliding across the water as they come and go, or at one of the many eye-catching waterside gathering spots.

    Aside from dozens of gleaming boats, you can strike a pose right on the dock with the salty ocean breeze flowing through your hair.

    This hub of activity includes a brightly-lit nightclub, several fine dining. There are also casual eateries with picture-worthy dishes. Enjoy one-of-a-kind photo ops visiting shops full of colorful goods and artisan wares.

  6. Mission San Jose del Cabo

    This historic landmark is a Catholic Church reminiscent of Mexico’s colonial era and served as the setting of the 1734 Rebellion Pericúes. The beautiful building pops against the clear blue sky with its white and tan walls, yellow trim, and curved detailing.

    Take a picture in front of the church on the cascading concrete steps, in the open plaza area that lies in front of the building.

    Another option is to venture inside for more photo ops. Here you can explore the intricate interior that’s reminiscent of days long gone, reflective of a time when Spanish and English navigators frequented the area.

  7. The Baja Desert

    This sweeping, sun-drenched region has plenty of instagrammable places to pose for pretty photos. Take your pick of stunning backgrounds, thanks to this unique location’s varied landscape.

    One side of the desert is framed by massive mountains, and the other side features beautiful beaches and the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean. In the middle sits the sandy, rocky desert, dappled with native vegetation like low-lying green shrubs and trees.

    Ride around in an ATV (TikTok safely) with the wind whipping through your hair, or bask in the desert’s solitude.

    Feeling adventurous? Hang around until the sun goes down and capture photos under a blanket of stars.

  8. San Jose del Cabo Flags

    When you’re deciding where to go in East Cape to capture Mexico’s colorful culture, the lively art gallery district in San Jose del Cabo is definitely a place to see and be seen.

    Rows of multicolored flags hang across the town square like a rainbow. The colorful flags form a vibrant backdrop for instagrammable moments.

    After you’re done snapping pics of the town square venture around charming San Jose del Cabo. Enjoy a bevy of boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants serving up fabulous fresh fare.

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