Cabo San Lucas Mexico lies at the southernmost tip of the Baja
peninsula and about 20 miles west of San Jose Del Cabo.
The bay of Cabo San Lucas was once a base for pirate ships waiting
to pounce on Spanish treasure ships. Even fifteen years ago, it was
little more than a fishing and canning village occasionally visited by
adventurous sports fishermen with the means to sail in or fly down.
Quickly it earned a reputation for the marlin that could be caught here,
and the once-quiet Cabo San Lucas found itself inundated with fishermen
in search of El Marlin Azul and home to sleek, radar-equipped fishing
Today Cabo offers some fine restaurants, sophisticated shopping, a
slick 300-slip marina, an active nightlife and is tops with fisherman,
and divers. Though prices are higher than in neighboring San Jose,
there's more of a party atmosphere, with a younger crowd and is one of
the most popular spots in Baja.
Around the marina, down the nearby streets and along the Playa
Medano, the town's closest safe beach, hawkers constantly tout trips in
glass-bottomed boats, fishing, waterskiing, paragliding or bungee
jumping, and will rent anything from horses to off-road quad bikes to
jet skis and underwater gear. Competition is fierce, prices change and
places come and go, so shop around.