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Los Cabos Open Water Challenge

Los Cabos Open Water Challenge The City of Los Cabos and SwimCabo’s 3rd annual Los Cabos Open Water Challenge, set for Saturday, April 30, 2016, will feature an expanded set of races that will once again start and finish at the Palmilla Beach next to Costa Azul. The first wave of competitive swimmers will enter […]

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Cape Crusaders, Part II: 10 Key Figures in Los Cabos History

Cape Crusaders, Part II: 10 Key Figures in Los Cabos History Any survey of the most important figures in the history of cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo necessarily starts in the Spanish colonial period–there were no records before then–but ultimately reaches its zenith during the region’s “golden age of tourism,” […]

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Cape Crusaders: 10 Key Figures in Los Cabos History

Cape Crusaders: 10 Key Figures in Los Cabos History Los Cabos has a long history, and has been inhabited, loosely speaking, for more than 10,000 years. For the vast majority of that time it was the territory of hunter gatherers called the Pericú. Very few names of Pericúes are known to us now, and those that […]

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4th Annual Wine and Cheese Festival Benefits Los Cabos Children’s Foundation

Wine and cheese lovers showed up en masse at the Hacienda del Mar on Saturday evening, when the upscale Los Cabos based resort hosted its 4th annual Wine & Cheese Festival, with proceeds benefitting the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation. The scene was one of rustic elegance. Wine barrels and straw covered tile floors framed the entrance […]

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A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part IV: Rebellion of the Pericúes and the Pioneer Families of Los Cabos

A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part IV: Rebellion of the Pericúes and the Pioneer Families of Los Cabos In the immediate aftermath of the October 1734 killing of Jesuit missionaries Lorenzo Caranco and Nicolás Tamaral—in Santiago and San José del Cabo, respectively—the southernmost missions of Baja California were in ruins. Not only had two […]

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Preview of the 4th Annual Los Cabos International Film Festival

The Los Cabos International Film Festival returns next week, Nov. 11–15, with a slate of exciting new films, red carpet galas with movie stars and celebrities, and industry activities designed to promote collaboration between the Mexican, U.S, and Canadian film communities. The program for the fourth edition of the popular event includes 45 films, many […]

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A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part III: The Age of Jesuit Mission Building

A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part III: The Age of Jesuit Mission Building Although Hernan Cortés had landed in La Paz by 1535, and present-day San José del Cabo was a frequent stopping point along the world’s most lucrative trade route by the latter part of the 16th century, the first permanent settlement on […]

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A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part II: The Galleon Trade and the Golden Age of Piracy

A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part II: The Galleon Trade and the Golden Age of Piracy For thousands of years, the only contact the Pericú—the original inhabitants of the southernmost part of Baja California Sur—had with the outside world were occasional parlays or skirmishes with their territorial neighbors, the Guaycura, and perhaps, on waterborne […]

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A Q & A with Enrique Olvera: México’s Best-Known Chef Talks about New Los Cabos Restaurant

A little less than a year after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Enrique Olvera opened Pujol in Mexico City. The massive success of the restaurant–it’s currently ranked as one of the 20 best restaurants in the world–has brought its chef both acclaim and opportunities. In addition to Pujol, Olvera now has restaurants in […]

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A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part I: The Mystery of the Pericúes

A Brief History of Los Cabos, Part I: The Mystery of the Pericúes Learn more about the history of Cabo San Lucas 
and the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The first human inhabitants of what is now Los Cabos were the Pericú, a hunting and gathering tribe whose territory not only included […]

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