Cabo San Lucas is a small city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the municipality of Los Cabos, Mexico. The Los Cabos area incorporates about 20 miles from Cabo San Lucas all the way to San Jose del Cabo and is one of the fastest growing high-end holiday tourist travel destination in Mexico with many resorts and timeshire clubs along the coast.
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Cabo San Lucas is fast becoming a major resort destination in Mexico, offering a wide spectrum of hotel resorts, private villas, and resort spas and entertains with such modern attractions as the night life, restaurants, aquatic sports activities & Puerto Paraiso mall.
Santa Maria and Chileno, two local snorkeling beaches, have crystal clear blue water and a wide assortment of marine life. Cabo Pulmo, about 1 hour North on the Sea of Cortez side, boasts the only living reef in this part of the world. The artists town of Todos Santos, home of the original Hotel California, made famous by an Eagles song, is about 45 minutes North on the Pacific side. Superb sportfishing has put Cabo on the map, but non-fishermen will enjoy the beautiful beach community as well. The area is also host to the Southern Baja Reggae Festival in February.
Whale watching from Cabo San Lucas is done during the winter months in the shallow waters nearby. Eight species of whales visit the area during this season. Fiesta de Cabo San Lucas celebrates the patron saint of Cabo San Lucas. Every October 18th, streets are closed off downtown for a parade. The festival features dancing, music and food vendors.
The area also hosts sport fishing tournaments during the year.
Cabo San Lucas has developed some of the Mexico's most beautiful and Challenging Golf Courses. Cabo San Lucas has been ranked fourteenth in the world by Golf Digest in its “Top 50 Worldwide Destinations for Golfers". Accomodations can be found to satisfy the demanding Golfer.
Although humans have lived on the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula for thousands of years, including the region of Cabo San Lucas, it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that a fishing village began to develop in the area. 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 here and in 1974, the Mexican government began improvements that allowed Cabo San Lucas to become a major tourist destination.
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