Decades ago, there was a professional marathon swim in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico that attracted the world’s best of that era: Philip Rush, Claudio Plit, Paul Asmuth, Doug Northway, Monique Wildschut…the who’s who gathered in the tropical blue waters of the tip of Baja California for a tough 24-mile ocean competition.

As the field passed the Arch and majestic rock formations near Lover’s Beach, there was no one in the water.

It was a no-man’s land and the marathon swimmers had this white sand beach and gorgeous water all to themselves.

But now dial forward many years and this gem on the western side of Mexico has become very well-known and popular. The playground of many foreigners and Mexicans was recently named one of the world’s top 100 beaches…all for good reason that was known to marathon swimmers way back when.

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