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Cabo san Lucas is a resort town found in the southern tip of Baja. It is a slender cape side that was developed as a tourist hot spot over the last forty years. During the Spanish era, the place served as a harbor for the conquistador however due to lack of fresh water and ample protection, it was often bypassed. This is also because of the fact that it is frequently visited by storms. Cabo san lucas is also a strategic location wherein pirates often seek it as a hiding place to conqueror galleons full of trading materials. There are quite a number of historical stories written about Cabo San lucas. This is also true today as ships go back and forth in Rio San Jose. During the 30’s fishing villages and cannery emerged in this place. It was inhabited by less than thousand people.
The 50’s and 60’s marked the start of tourism in the area as anglers and boaters frequented the place. The peninsula became well-known as Marlin Alley due to the bill fishing activities that occurred in the place. Succession stories of the people visiting Cabo san Lucas made it known and the population reached more than thousands. The transpeninsular highway was built during the 70’s which linked North America to this town. It became a resort for automobile, boats and RV. It normally took about six days to drive back in forth from the Cape until the borders. Vacationers reached the place easily when Los Cabos internation airport was constructed.
The development of highways and other buildings in the area made it a popular destination if you were about to go to Mexico. It is also considered as one of the fastest resort communities in the region. There are almost 50,000 people in Cabo san Lucas and the majority of them are retirees. During the peak season of November and February, tourists outnumber the local residents. Along with San Jose del Cabo, Cabo san lucas is also near some great beaches but people prefer the latter town because of the sport fishing and other recreation.
Despite the fact the Cabo san Lucas is flocked by tourists, it still manages to give anyone the feeling of small town. There are quite a number of attractions like the marina, the underwater nature preserve and the Land’s End rock formations. At the end of your sightseeing, you will be greeted with the pristine beach right around the corner. Despite ethe efforts to preserve the land, hotels and condos are constructed every year. In fact the whole perimeter of the town is filled with it. Cabo San Lucas is the only coastal resort with natural preserve. Pedregal and the Playa el Medano are two districts that are filled with villas, condos and golf courses. There are about five cruise lines that have Cabo San Lucas as part of their itineraries.
By Angela B