Cabo San Lucas
A luxury travel destination on the southern tip of the Baja California Sur
Welcome to Cabo San Lucas
Perched on the very tip of the Baja California Sur, Mexico, Cabo San Lucas is a stunning display of luxury resorts, clubs, and dazzling beaches. A historic rocky headland off the coast frames the city with an iconic and photogenic natural archway, ideal for any summer beach getaway.
Inhabited by hunter-gatherers called the Pericu until Spanish colonial settlers founded Cabo San Lucas in 1788, this location has gone through many iterations. At first a small beach town, Cabo San Lucas came into its own in the 1900s when an American company settled on its shores. However, it wasn’t until the mid-late 1900s that Cabo San Lucas became the vacation haven that we recognize today, due in part to a post-World War II boom and the development of the Mexican Federal Highway.
Fast forward to today, and Cabo San Lucas is one of the top five travel destinations in all of Mexico. Replete with world-famous clubs, resorts, and other acclaimed destinations, the architecture of Cabo harkens back to old-world Europe with authentic Spanish Colonial and Mission buildings as well as more modern, innovative styles, as is the case with the JW Marriott Beach Resort and Spa. Between the competitive housing market and gorgeous local color, Cabo San Lucas appeals to many American ex-pats and others seeking a laid-back, deluxe community.
What to Love
- A perfect blend of natural sights and buzzy vacation resorts
- Beach destinations for the family, an anniversary, or more
- Renowned clubs such as Cabo Wabo Cantina
People and Lifestyle
Cabo San Lucas can be defined by its trendy, young atmosphere that attracts college students and others alike. A luxurious destination for any would-be party, Cabo is not only a bustling party scene — it also enjoys a more relaxed vibe, especially when it comes to families. A significant portion of Cabo residents is American ex-pats, including families, single people, and retirees. Between the balmy, sunny weather, walkability, and numerous eateries, shops, and destinations, Cabo San Lucas charms many whether they are on spring break or looking to relocate to a more pleasant, picturesque setting.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment
Thanks to the fact that Cabo San Lucas’ clientele varies widely, there are a plethora of options with which any resident or tourist can fill their time. Visit the Resort Corridor for some luxury vacation destinations, or head to the downtown to access palm-tree-lined streets and contemporary, stylish eateries, boutiques, shopping centers, and more.
The commercial scene in Cabo, like everything else, is not lacking. Check out Puerto Paraiso Plaza for an unparalleled shopping experience. Known for extensive options perfect for any age range and activity level, the plaza is the most ambitious one of its kind in Baja California Sur. Or, for a change of pace, visit Cabo’s premium marina, the Marina Puerto Los Cabos.
Cabo is awash with countless excellent dining opportunities. To continue soaking up the spectacular Cabo sights, try an elevated dining experience at the El Farallon Restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria. Or try another premiere location, Sunset Monalisa, which serves novel Mediterranean dishes and boasts an exceptional event venue. And no trip is complete without stopping by the distinguished Manta restaurant, helmed by acclaimed Chef Enrique Olvera. On the other hand, you can head over to Nicksan for some outstanding Japanese fare or even the popular La Lupita Taco & Mezcal for some authentic Mexican.
Things to Do
As if that weren’t enough, Cabo offers even more than shopping and dining opportunities. There’s no shortage of sights, festivals, and more at Cabo, no matter the demographic.
If you prefer to get in on the action, the Bisbee’s Fishing Tournament is definitely for you — there are categories for all levels of fishers to compete in. Lastly, be sure to partake in the natural beauty of the white sands at El Medano Beach.
Cabo San Lucas is home to many educational opportunities, including:
- Colegio El Camino at Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas
Homes in Cabo San Lucas