Cabo San Lucas
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas, a resort city situated in the Los Cabos municipality, on the southern tip of the Baja California Mexico peninsula, is known for its sportfishing, beaches, fine dining restaurants, championship golf courses, water-based activities, nightlife, and more. Playa El Médano is the main beach of Cabo San Lucas, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars. Past the marina is the Land’s End promontory, site of Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) and El Arco or the Arch at Cabo San Lucas, a natural archway in the seacliffs.
Cabo San Lucas is also known worldwide for being one of the most popular tourist destinations, the Marlin Capital and home of The Arch, also called “Land’s End”, where the Sea of Cortez & the Pacific Ocean meet.
A Brief History of Los Cabos
Learn more about the history of Cabo San Lucas and the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur, Mexico. A collection of detailed articles providing a brief history of Los Cabos. Many newcomers to Los Cabos confuse the area’s history with its development as a tourist destination, so that the WWII-era pilots and businessmen who built the first hotels and capitalized on the tremendous regional sportfishing are sometimes lionized as “founding fathers.” This mistaken emphasis is not confined to tourists and transplants. Plaza Pioneros (in English, “Pioneer Plaza”) in Cabo San Lucas, for instance, is dedicated to these mid to late 20th century builders: men like Don Luis Bulnes, Luis Cóppola and William Matt “Bud” Parr.
The real pioneers of Los Cabos were a mixed bag of Pericúes, priests, soldiers and pirates, hardy souls who journeyed from distant lands to seek their fortunes or serve God along the southernmost coast of the Baja California peninsula.
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico – 28 April 2021 – DMF