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Cabo San Lucas History

It is thought the first humans came to the southern end of the peninsula 14,000 years ago. When the first Europeans arrived, nomadic groups of Pericú, who 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. 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 that area. In 1917, an American company built a floating platform to catch tuna, and ten years later founded the Compañia de Productos Marinos, S.A., which gave rise to the village.
With the establishment of a fort at Cabo San Lucas, the aCabo San Lucas Historyrea was opened up to exploration. Settlements along the Baja began to spring up as pearls were discovered in the Sea of Cortez. In 1730 a Jesuit mission, Jose del Cabo, was established to the north. Together, the two towns became known as Los Cabos (the capes). However, Cabo San Lucas remained largely undeveloped having no steady water supply.
By the 1930s the population of Cabo San Lucas was still around 400 when it started to become know as a sports fishing haven. Accessible only by small plane, long range yacht, or anyone willing to travel 1000 miles of rutted dirt "roads" to get there.
After World War II, word started spreading around Southern California's elite and Los Cabos became a playground for the rich and famous. By 1950, Bing Crosby, Phil Harris, Desi Arnaz, and The Duke had built the exclusive hotel Las Cruces on the East Cape. More development followed.
In 1974, with Cabo's population at around 900, the peninsular highway was built and Los Cabos started to become accessible to Middle America. Mexican architecht Manuel Dmaz Rivera purchased 250 acres which would become the development Pedregal. Marlin fishing tournaments began drawing international attention and Fonatur, the Mexican tourist agency along with international developers began to pour money and resources into the region. Construction of an international airport in San Jose Del Cabo, a modern 300 slip marina and a fresh water pipeline to Cabo San Lucas have ignited the current boom.
Today, sportsmen continue to flock to Los Cabos for world-famous fishing, outstanding diving, and game bird hunting. However, the area now also draws families, beach lovers, honeymooners, and golfers. Huge investments in golf courses have been made in the 30 kilometer "Corridor" between Cabo San Lucas and Jose Del Cabo. 108 holes are already open, with a master plan calling for an eventual 207 holes. Dramatic course layouts built by some of golf's premier designers take full advantage of the region's striking landscape.
Cabo San Lucas boasts dozens of fine restaurant, shopping, a marina, and active nightlife. Accommodations are first-class and feature some of Mexico's finest properties. With miles of pristine beaches, beautiful scenery, and almost perfect weather, it's no wonder that Los Cabos is fast becoming the ultimate resort destination.
 

 

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