Cabo San Lucas
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México
Far from being the remote fishing village of thirty years ago, Cabo San Lucas has stolen the resort scene in Mexico. Located on the same latitude as Hawaii, at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula west of mainland Mexico and close (approximately 1,000 miles south of San Diego) proximity to California, Cabo San Lucas has become the frequent destination for many world travelers.
A popular port-of-call, Cabo San Lucas beckons to 400 cruise ships a year. Over one million annual visitors can’t be wrong.
With an incredible array of first-class resorts, activities for the entire family, and first-class amenities, Cabo San Lucas has much to offer. “Cabo” with its balmy moderate temperatures nine months out of the year, boasts upscale shopping, five-star restaurants, world-class golf courses, and still maintains the title of the marlin fishing capital of the world. Vacation villas are available for rent by the week or month, as well as affordable accommodations like Bed & Breakfasts and boutique hotels.
If its an active night-life that appeals to you, world-famous Cabo Wabo is a must-see, as is El Squid Roe, The Giggling Marlin and a few new clubs. Cabo San Lucas has become a shopper’s paradise with Puerto Paraiso Mall resplendent in marble, elevators and escalators, not to mention numerous restaurants and fine shops selling articles not only from Mexico but from around the world, including fine jewels, men’s and ladies fashions, and fine art. There are open plazas for strolling, or enjoying a latte while people-watching. A first-rate 10-screen cinema presenting up-to-date films, a bowling alley, and cultural events offers entertainment for the entire family. If you want trinkets, souvenirs, and gifts typical of Mexico, there are many shops and open markets throughout Los Cabos that cater to tourists. The famous arch at land’s end Cabo San Lucas, Mexico .
Looking for sandy beaches? Cabo has them, some popular ones are close to downtown. Medano Beach (Playa el Medano) is safe for swimming and popular with its lively music and Mexican fiestas, or take the water taxi and spend the afternoon on Lover’s Beach in seclusion. There are even more beaches along the Los Cabos Tourist Corridor.
Everything’s up to date in Los Cabos with gourmet delis, liquor stores specializing in world-renown wines and tequila, and “big box” super markets for every discriminating shopper. With Costco and Home Depot new to the area, your every need is readily satisfied.
Para-sailing? Sky diving? Scuba diving? Snorkeling? Or just a sunset dinner cruise. Cabo San Lucas has activities that satisfy the locals and thousands of tourists that visit Cabo San Lucas year after year.
There are not many places where you can swim with dolphins; in Cabos San Lucas, get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. It’s hard to imagine which amazing experiences in Los Cabos you will remember the most. Spotting the whales as they play in the Sea of Cortez. Scuba diving among the otherworldly creatures. Seeing the outcropping of rock that forms the famous Arch, at Land’s End. Or spending the afternoon on the Cabo San Lucas marina sipping Margaritas ogling the luxury yachts in the harbor. Whale watching is a popular activity from December through March when the gray whales from the Artic travel the 7,000 mile trek to the Baja Peninsula to mate and give birth. World-class fishing tournaments are held year-round with a strict catch-and-release program.
There are five public championship golf courses in the Cabo San Lucas area, along the Tourist Corridor, that have been rated among the world’s best by “Golf” magazine and “Golf Digest.” Rolling desert terrain against the Sea of Cortez, man-made lakes, and verdant green fairways provide “eye candy” for golfers while testing their skills. An excellent selection of restaurants abound, from toes-in-the-sand to award-winning chefs with a variety of food, from fish tacos to gourmet cuisine. In Los Cabos‚ exceptional dining offers aficionados of food an unlimited choice. Los Cabos, which means “the Capes”, consisting of Cabo San Lucas, its sister city, San Jose del Cabo located 20 miles away, and the Tourist Corridor in between, becomes a second home for many visitors. Beach front, on the side of a mountain, gated communities, whatever your preference, Los Cabos has many choices. The booming real estate market is alive and well along the 20-mile tourist corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. You’ll find Cabo San Lucas where the desert meets the mountains and rushes into the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, on the very tip of the Baja California Peninsula. An hour’s drive along the Pacific side is the charming artist community of Todos Santos or along the Sea of Cortez, the East Cape, both offering endless beaches where the desert meets the sea.
The granite rock formations that extend to Land End in Cabo San Lucas have, over time, become much more than mere boundary markers or evocatively shaped oddities. The jutting promontory is a living symbol of the city, a sort of cinematic shorthand; and to see so much as a silhouette is to know exactly where you are in the world. www.loscabosguide.com/a-brief-history-of-los-cabos/
Brief History of Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos by Chris Sands
A Collection of Blog Posts about the History of Los Cabos
The above link goes to an index page with links to a series of well written and details articles by Chris Sands, a local historian and writer, telling the story of the history of Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Currently there are eight sections of articles about the history of Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos. www.loscabosguide.com/brief-history-los-cabos/