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Encyclopedia > Cabo San Lucas
Cabo is well known for its pristine beaches.
Cabo is well known for its pristine beaches.
Land's End is at southern tip of Lower California and its arch can be seen in a December sunset
Land's End is at southern tip of Lower California and its arch can be seen in a December sunset
San Lucas Marina
San Lucas Marina
This view of Cabo San Lucas shows the rapid growth of the area (November 5, 2005).
This view of Cabo San Lucas shows the rapid growth of the area (November 5, 2005).

Cabo San Lucas (popularly known as just 'Cabo') is a small city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula at 22.88° N 109.90° W, in the municipality of Los Cabos in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico. As of the 2005 census, the population was 56,811 people. It is the largest community in Los Cabos municipality, and the second-largest in Baja California Sur, after La Paz. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Lands End, Cabo San Lucas, at sunset. ... Lands End, Cabo San Lucas, at sunset. ... Baja California (highlighted) Alternative use: Baja California (state) Baja California or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico. ... Cabo San Lucas Marina copyright Dave Park. ... Cabo San Lucas Marina copyright Dave Park. ... Image File history File links CaboSanLucas_ISS012-E-7151_annotated. ... Image File history File links CaboSanLucas_ISS012-E-7151_annotated. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Baja California Peninsula (highlighted) The Baja California Peninsula or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Los Cabos is a municipality located at the tip of Baja California, Mexico. ... The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Baja California Sur (English: South Lower California) is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... Baja California Sur (English: South Lower California) is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... The Bay of La Paz, as seen from the International Space Station La Paz Entrance Sculpture La Paz is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. ...


Cabo San Lucas is quickly becoming a high-end holiday destination with a number of resorts and timeshare clubs appearing along the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo. For other uses, see Vacation (disambiguation). ... Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools. ... A timeshare is a form of vacation property ownership. ... San José del Cabo is a city located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the seat of the municipality of Los Cabos, at the south end of the Baja California peninsula. ...

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History

It is thought that the first humans came to the southern end of the peninsula 14,000 years ago. When the first Europeans arrived, nomadic groups of Pericú survived on a subsistence diet based on the gathering of fruit, seeds, roots, and shellfish, as well as hunting and fishing. They lived a Neolithic lifestyle, without metals. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... A ripe red jalapeño cut open to show the seeds For other uses, see Seed (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Root (disambiguation). ... Cooked mussels Shellfish is a term used to describe shelled molluscs and crustaceans used as food. ... This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ...


The Town's Founding

According to Hatsutaro's narrative contained in the book Kaigai Ibun, when he arrived to Cabo San Lucas, on May 1842, this place consisted of only two houses and about twenty inhabitants. However, American authors like Henry Edwards and J. Ross Browne claim that Cabo San Lucas' founder was an Englishman named Thomas Ritchie, aka Old Tom Ritchie. J. Ross Browne says that the Ricthie arrived to Cabo around 1828, while Henry Edwards says that he died around October 1874. On the web check Tres Semanas en Mazatlán


At the beginning of the 20th century a fishing village began to develop in that area. In 1917, an American company built a floating platform to catch tuna, and ten years later founded the Compañía de Productos Marinos, S.A., which gave rise to the village. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other uses, see Tuna (disambiguation). ...


The Development Rush

The warmth of the waters at Cabo San Lucas, the beauty of its beaches, the abundance of sport fish, and other qualities, motivated a great number of both foreign and Mexican vacationers to spend their vacations in large-scale tourist developments there, starting from 1974 when the Mexican government created the infrastructure to turn Cabo San Lucas into one of the most attractive centers for tourism in Mexico. Sport fishing is a popular attraction in Cabo San Lucas Sport fishing is a term (often used interchangeably with game fishing) that describes recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fishs flesh. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article describes the government of the United Mexican States. ...


Tourism

Cabo San Lucas has become an important vacation and spa destination, with a great variety of sites of interest, and timeshares that have been built on the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The distinctive El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a local landmark. Cabo San Lucas has the largest Marlin tournament in the world. In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the ocean. They bear their calves in the warm waters there. A timeshare is a form of vacation property ownership. ... San José del Cabo is a city located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the seat of the municipality of Los Cabos, at the south end of the Baja California peninsula. ... The distinctive El Arco rock formation El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cape San Lucas, which is itself the extreme southern end of Mexicos Baja California Peninsula. ... Big-game fishing, sometimes called offshore sport fishing or offshore game fishing, is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large bony fish such as tuna and marlin in the open sea, often some distance from land and, in some fishing grounds, out of sight of land. ...


Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are served by Los Cabos International Airport. The town is also a popular port of call for many cruise ships. Cabo San Lucas has a small international airfield, which handles air traffic for general aviation flights and air taxi service. Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD, ICAO: MMSD) is the fifth most important airport in Mexico located at San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. ... A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ... Cabo San Lucas Airport (IATA: CSL, ICAO: MMSL) is a small international airfield (officially its an aerodrome) located 4. ...


In 1990, California based Rocker Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and Montrose fame, opened his own nightclub and restaurant, The Cabo Wabo Cantina with the three other members of Van Halen. In the mid-nineties he bought out the other owners, his bandmates, and assumed complete ownership of the club. To this day it is one of the most popular attractions in Cabo San Lucas. He is known to play live at the club at least once a year with his band, The Wabos on his birthday, October 13th, and shows often include many famous guests and friends from the music industry. This article is about the year. ... Samuel Roy Hagar (born October 13, 1947 in Monterey, California, USA), better known as Sammy Hagar (aka The Red Rocker), is an American rock guitarist, singer, and composer. ...


Other clubs in Cabo include El Squid Roe, The Zoo, Gigglin Marlin, NoWhere Bar, Tini bar, and The Jungle Bar.


The Corridor

Cabo San Lucas' raucous party atmosphere and San Jose’s laid-back colonial style are bridged by a golf course-and resort-studded Tourist Corridor that stretches between the twin towns in 20 miles of pristine white sand beaches and craggy coves. The Los Cabos Corridor The Los Cabos Corridor (Corredor Turistico) is an area on the southern coast of the Baja California Peninsula, facing the Gulf of California on the Transpeninsular Highway between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. ...


Exclusive hotels and gated residential communities attracting a wide clientèle of rich and famous weave seamlessly amid this wondrous landscape and comprise this region known as “the Corridor”. Many of these properties, which are considered some of Latin America’s top resorts, have become havens to Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 C.E.O.s and even the U.S. president during the 2002 Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). High-end resorts in the Corridor include the One and Only Palmilla, Esperanza and Las Ventanas. The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... APEC redirects here. ...


Cabo in popular culture

The stars of the MTV show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County take their spring break here. Small sections of the motion picture Troy were filmed on some of the beaches near Cabo San Lucas. On April 26, 2007, Jon Stewart mentioned on his show, The Daily Show, that he is banned from Cabo San Lucas. Prince mentions Cabo San Lucas in his song Future Baby Mama on his 2007 album entitled Planet Earth. During the Dog Day Afternoon episode of Entourage, Vincent Chase and his friends fly to Cabo. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Spring break at Panama City Beach, Florida, Florida Spring break, also more commonly known as March break in some parts of Canada, is a week-long recess from studying in early spring at universities and schools in the United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, and other countries. ... Troy is a movie released on May 14, 2004 concerning the Trojan War. ... Not to be confused with John Stewart, John Stuart or Jonathan Stewart. ... The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... Vincent Vince Chase is a fictional character on the dramedy television series Entourage. ...


Celebrities that have vacationed in the Cabo area includeJessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Katherine Heigl and O. J. Simpson. Professional hockey player Brett Hull married longtime sweetheart Darcie Schollmeyer in Cabo San Lucas. Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American film and television actress, best known for her role as Rachel Green in the popular television sitcom Friends. ... Jessica Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American actress. ... Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978 in Washington, D.C.) is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California) commonly known as O. J. Simpson and also just by his initials O.J. and his nickname The Juice, is a retired American football player who achieved stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. ... Brett Andrew Hull (born August 9, 1964 in Belleville, Ontario and raised in Chicago, Winnipeg and Vancouver) is a former NHL player, the current interim co-general manager of the Dallas Stars, and the son of legendary player Bobby Hull and nephew of Dennis Hull. ...


See also

Baja California Sur (English: South Lower California) is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... Cabo San Lucas Airport (IATA: CSL, ICAO: MMSL) is a small international airfield (officially its an aerodrome) located 4. ... The Bay of La Paz, as seen from the International Space Station La Paz Entrance Sculpture La Paz is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. ... Sebastián Vizcaíno (1548-1624) was a Spanish soldier, entrepreneur, explorer, and diplomat whose varied roles took him to New Spain, the Philippines, the Baja California peninsula, Alta California, and Japan. ... The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. ... Baja California Peninsula (highlighted) The Baja California Peninsula or Lower California is a peninsula in the west of Mexico. ... Mexican federal highway (carretera federal) No. ... Mexican federal highway (carretera federal) No. ...

References

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  • Cabo San Lucas is at coordinates 22°53′27″N 109°53′55″W / 22.890883, -109.898643 (Cabo San Lucas)Coordinates: 22°53′27″N 109°53′55″W / 22.890883, -109.898643 (Cabo San Lucas)
Baja California Sur
La Paz, capital
Municipalities

Comondú | La Paz | Loreto | Los Cabos | Mulegé Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Municipalities_of_Baja_California_Sur. ... Baja California Sur (English: South Lower California) is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... The Bay of La Paz, as seen from the International Space Station La Paz Entrance Sculpture La Paz is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Comondú is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. ... La Paz is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. ... Loreto is a municipio (2nd-level municipality) of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. ... Los Cabos is a municipality located at the tip of Baja California, Mexico. ... Mulegé is the northernmost municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. ...

Cities

Cabo San Lucas | Ciudad Constitución | La Paz | San José del Cabo Ciudad Constitución is a town in Baja California Sur, Mexico. ... The Bay of La Paz, as seen from the International Space Station La Paz Entrance Sculpture La Paz is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. ... San José del Cabo is a city located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the seat of the municipality of Los Cabos, at the south end of the Baja California peninsula. ...


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Welcome to Los Cabos... (635 words)
Los Cabos, as the area became known, stretched from Cabo San Lucas through the Resort Corridor 20 miles to the northeast to San Jose del Cabo.
Cabo San Lucas is the only coastal resort in Mexico with a nature preserve within its city limits.
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Cabo San Lucas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (677 words)
Cabo San Lucas is a small city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula at 22.88° N 109.90° W, in the municipality of Los Cabos in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas is quickly becoming a high-end holiday destination with a number of resorts and timeshare clubs appearing along the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo.
Cabo San Lucas raucous party atmosphere and San Jose’s laid-back colonial style are bridged by a golf course- and resort-studded Tourist Corridor that stretches between the twin towns in 20 miles of pristine white sand beaches and craggy coves.
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