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Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas
Mexican Riviera and Repositioning Itineraries
This is a Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous destination, and the restaurants, hotels, and shops cater to this upscale market. You won’t find many bargain-rate tourists driving in here—it’s more than 1000 miles from anywhere else, over a highway that’s short on fuel, water, and other services. The town is compact, although resort development stretches along the 20 miles of coast between Cabo San Lucas and neighboring San José de Cabo (together, these towns are known as Los Cabos). Picturesque beaches are scattered along the rocky coastline, and the sea beckons fishermen, scuba divers, and surfers alike.
HISTORY & CULTURE
Dry and mountainous, Baja was always sparsely populated. It’s thought that the indigenous people may have migrated here across the Pacific—there’s no evidence that Mexico’s major civilizations ever put down roots here. Spanish missionaries didn’t get to Baja’s deserts, mountains, and rocky coast until the late 1600s. Most missionaries moved on, leaving little behind of either historical or archaeological interest in Cabo San Lucas. On the other hand, San José de Cabo has a historic Spanish mission, tales of visits by buccaneers, and an attractive downtown district. After World War II, high-end fishing resorts were soon hooking wealthy fishermen. Mexico completed the Transpeninsular Highway in the early ‘70s, and realizing Cabo’s popularity, started making major investments in the ‘80s.
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