Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas Mexico City Guide

When most people think of Los Cabos, they think of Cabo San Lucas, the vibrant, bustling city located at the terminus of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Overlooking the much-photographed rock formations of Land’s End, including the famous stone arch, “Cabo” (as it’s often called) is known for exciting nightlife, great restaurants, luxurious accommodations, fun activities, and excellent sport fishing. It’s also known for attracting every kind of traveler, including families, couples, party-loving fun-seekers, and luxury-minded vacationers seeking the very finest.

There were approximately only 400 people living in Cabo San Lucas around the 1930s. At that time, it was just a quiet and sleepy fishing village with its own cannery. In the mid-20th century, visitors from the United States began traveling to Los Cabos for its outstanding fishing, with an abundance of marlin, tuna, and dorado (mahi-mahi) in the region’s waters. Los Cabos quickly acquired the nickname of “Marlin Alley.” During this golden era pre-dating international flights and the transpeninsular highway, some of Hollywood’s greats came to visit Cabo San Lucas in private yachts and airplanes. In 1973 the Transpeninsular Highway was finished. Today the stretch of highway between Los Cabos and San José is known as ‘The Corridor.” Soon after, an international airport was constructed in San José del Cabo. This improved accessiblity opened the door for thriving tourism.

Today Cabo San Lucas is the primary tourist destination of southern Baja, and it continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Spectacular resorts now line the coastline from Cabo San Lucas to San José del Cabo. Luxury villas have been tastefully built into the hillsides above the city in the prestigious neighborhood of Pedregal. Visitors who consider themselves “foodies” will enjoy the outstanding variety of international dining choices, from small local taquerias to gourmet award-winning fine dining venues. The main beach in Cabo San Lucas is Médano Beach and offers the area’s safest swimming. This is also an excellent spot to people watch, hop on a jet ski, go parasailing, or simply relax at a beachside cantina. Whether you want to dance the night away at one of Cabo’s hot nightclubs or sip a glass of champagne on a sunset cruise, you’ll find countless ways to relax and have fun in Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo Luxury VillaAccommodations
With Cabo’s phenomenal selection of properties offering top-of-the-line amenities and great locations, there’s a perfect accommodation for any visitor. Breathtaking resorts dazzle with excellent services, spas and restaurants. Luxurious villa rentals offer privacy, pools and gorgeous views.  More…

Cabo Tours and ActivitiesTours and Activities
On land, by sea or in the air, exciting tours and activities give visitors the chance to experience the magic of Los Cabos. Desert off-road tours, golf, parasailing, whale watching cruises, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling and diving trips are just a few of the many activities available. More…

More Area Information

San José del Cabo – Historic & natural charms
The Corridor – Beaches & luxury resorts
Puerto Los Cabos – The area’s rising star
Todos Santos – Experience art & surfing
La Paz – Tranquility and unparalleled views
East Cape – Serenity on the Sea of Cortez
Loreto – A truly unique destination
Travel Info – More Area Information