Cabo San Lucas

A brief history - Cabo San Lucas

Archaeological excavations have shown evidence of continual human habitation in the area for at least 10,000 years.[3] When the first Europeans arrived, they encountered the Pericú people, who survived on a subsistence diet based on hunting and gathering seedsrootsshellfish, and other marine resources. They called the location Yenecamú.

According to the narrative of Hatsutaro, a Japanese castaway, in the book Kaigai Ibun (written by Maekawa, Junzo and Bunzo Sakai and narrated by Hatsutaro), when he arrived at Cabo San Lucas in May 1842, there were only two houses and about 20 inhabitants. However, American authors such as Henry Edwards and John Ross Browne claim that Cabo San Lucas's founder was an Englishman named Thomas "Old Tom" Ritchie. John Ross Browne says Ritchie arrived there about 1828, while Edwards says that he died in October 1874.[4]

A fishing village began growing in the area. In 1917, an American company built a floating platform to catch tuna, and ten years later founded Compañía de Productos Marinos S.A. The plant operated for several years. 

Blown Glass Factory

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Lover's Beach

The first things that come to mind when hearing the words Lovers Beach may be a quiet, romantic place where you’d have the whole beach to yourself and a special someone to share it with. This is not exactly the real deal. That aside, Lovers Beach is, however, a fun place for everyone to visit. In fact, we recommend coming here at least once in your trip to Cabo San Lucas. Due to its natural setting, there aren’t any restrooms or showers here. Don’t forget to pack along sunscreen because it gets pretty hot during the day, and there are no shades provided as in other Cabo beaches.

Though it’s not quite the secluded and quiet beach you may have thought it to be, you will find the geography of Lovers Beach very appealing all around. Neptune’s Finger, a large rock that protrudes out of the sea, can be seen from this beach. A five minute walk west from Lovers Beach will take you to Divorce Beach. It probably got this name because of its strong rip currents and rough waves that hit the shore here. Divorce Beach is not safe for swimming in, but it does feel more secluded than its neighbor; and those staying later than most folks can get a view of the sun setting in the Pacific.

You won’t be able to get to Lovers Beach by car or by foot. Unless you’re an experienced rock climber, a water taxi ride from Médano Beach or the marina is your best bet. Fares average about $10 US per person round-trip for a tour in the glass-bottomed boat. They’ll first tour Land’s End so you can see the fish underneath, and then they’ll take you near El Arco, Cabo’s famous arch (not to mention a good opportunity for nice photos) before dropping you off at the beach. Engine failures happen more often than you’d think, but sometimes they can be resolved within minutes if you have a good driver. Surprisingly, we saw more fish while looking directly through the surface of the water than through the glass bottom. This is possible thanks to the exceptionally clear water around the Lovers Beach area.

The Arch

Land's End 

The arch of Cabo San Lucas, is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, which is itself the extreme southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. The arch is locally known as El Arco.

This area is widely used in hotel advertising in the Los Cabos Corridor. This spot is a popular gathering area for sea lions. It served as a backdrop for The Marshall Tucker Band's Third Album under the leadership of Billy Sanders. This location is a great tourist attraction. It is three stories tall and was formed from massive erosion.