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About Los Cabos

A bit of History about Los Cabos...

Los Cabos (the Capes) expands over the east and west at land´s end, right at the tip of the state of Baja California Sur, where the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortes meet. Los Cabos is located south east of San Diego with a 900 mile distance. That´s where the World Famous Baja 1000 Off Road Races held yearly in November got its name. Los Cabos has many attractions to offer, however the two most popular and visited areas are San José del Cabo, home of the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)with more of a picturesque town feel and Cabo San Lucas, the glamorous and vibrant relative.

History of Cabo
(Left to right: Cabo San Lucas Bay 1966. Palmilla Hotel (now One & Only) 1971. Land´s End 1966)

Back in the day, Los Cabos was very exclusive since only the rich could afford to visit, as it was a well-kept secret between sun-bathing and fishing lovers. It´s only dirt strip was available for minor aircrafts either that or you could venture in a 900 mile Off-Road trip to its coast line where only a couple of hotels had established. It was in the late 40´s when the first hotel was open in the East side of the Cape, Hotel Las Cruces was just the beginning. Just about ten years later the famous Palmilla hotel in San José del Cabo opened its doors to the public and so the hotel construction began with well-known names such as Hotel Cabo San Lucas (Chileno Bay now), Hotel Hacienda, Hotel Finisterra (Sandos Finisterra now), Hotel Solmar (Playa Grande and Grand Solmar) and many more throughout the years. Not to mention the development of exclusive residential zones with world-class custom-built residences.

Palmilla, Cabo 1958
(Left to right: Palmilla Beach 1958. Hacienda Hotel CSL 1962. Medano Bay 1966 vs 2012)

In time Los Cabos became popular and the towns (and its people) bloomed into what it is today, a sun-kissed slice of paradise!

Today, Los Cabos offers World-Class Resorts and Spas, Private Residential Communities, Restaurants, Activities, Golf Courses, Fishing Tournaments, Film Festivals and Traditional Celebrations; it is a preferred destination in México for tourists from all over the world.

The Towns

Los Cabos
translates in English to “The Capes”,it is located in the most-southern tip of the Baja California Sur Peninsula, also known as “Land´s End, this is where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, right by the world famous land mark, El Arco (The Arch). Los Cabos consists of four main areas: Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, Todos Santos and the East Cape. Each area holds distinctive features that draw tourists year round.

San José del Cabo is the home of the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD); it is also a quiet small town with a beautiful town square that will take you back in time to what a real traditional Mexican town felt like. Home to Art Galleries and colorful buildings with cobblestone streets, San José del Cabo hosts the famous Art Walk which consists in strolling the streets visiting several Fine Art Galleries and enjoying a wine tasting experience.

Cabo San Lucas is most popular for by the name Cabo, amongst its attractions are Fine Restaurants, fun Bars and amazing Night Clubs, the night life here is the most active of the Los Cabos region, including several bars and restaurants located at Medano Beach, where you can dine and dance bare foot under the stars. During the day you can practice any water activity that you can think of, there are Glass Bottom Boat taxis that will take you for a tour around the Land´s End rock formation and explain all about the history of this magical place. By night Cabo transforms into a party town, it is famous for popular Bars and Nightclubs that have turned into land marks, like Cabo Wabo and Giggling Marlin, just two mention a few. Cabo San Lucas longitude and latitude are 22.8905° N, 109.9167° W.

The Corridor is the stretch of land that unites San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, full of world-class Resorts and Golf Courses it boasts some of the world´s most renowned restaurants and chefs. Along the corridor you will find some of the most exclusive Real Estate Properties in the region. Private luxury Developments have become popular in the last years, even celebrities and millionaires own a piece of paradise.

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Todos Santos is the home of the popular Hotel California, famous for the hit song by the Eagles. Todos Santos is located half-way between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, the state´s capital. It is an oasis surrounded by local and foreign artists and surfers who have made Todos Santos their inspiration and home. It´s geographical location favors cooler climate thanks to the breeze coming in from the Pacific Ocean.

The East Cape has become more popular and several developments have started to build beautiful Beach Front Properties, it is located East of San José del Cabo and it boasts 100 miles of pristine beaches along the coastline of the Sea of Cortez. The East Cape is home to Los Barriles, Buena Vista and Cabo Pulmo to mention a few locations. Cabo Pulmo is National Marine Park offering the best snorkeling and scuba diving spots in the region. The East Cape is the perfect spot for Kite Surfers, Fishermen, campers and people who want to get away from the noise of the city.

La Paz is the capital of the state of Baja California Sur, also known as Puerto de Ilusión (Port of Illusion) for its friendly citizens and some of the most beautiful beaches in the Baja Sur Peninsula. La Paz is full of activities for families and couples, you can take a day trip to the beautiful Espiritu Santo Island, snorkel, scuba dive, rent a paddle board, you name it. The best way to discover La Paz is by walking through its Malecón (boardwalk) you can even rent roller skates or bicycles. Choose one of the many restaurants or bars along the beach walk and sit down to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets you will see in your life.

Loreto is a quaint town full of historic buildings that have stood the test of time. The Misión de Loreto (Loreto´s Mission) was built in 1697 and has been preserved in great conditions. Loreto is the perfect spot to travel in time; you will feel an authentic Mexican town atmosphere as you walk along its breath-taking streets. In Loreto you can practice hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling and all sorts of nature-tours. Prepare to be amazed by real
natural beauty!


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