Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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.

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 Ritchie 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.

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.

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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.

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.

In 1990, rocker Sammy Hagar of Van Halen, opened a 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 band-mates, 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. Other clubs in Cabo include El Squid Roe, The Zoo, Gigglin Marlin, NoWhere Bar, Tiki bar, and The Jungle Bar.

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