Cabo San Lucas is the latest favorite destination for people all over the world. Cabo offers the best of all worlds with its rich ethnic and historical heritage as well as many opportunities of festivities and verve.
History of Cabo
Cabo has a rich and varied history that is the stuff that movies are made about. The town was a safe haven for pirates, who sailed the seas undaunted and freely. These pirates looted and plundered many a Spanish ship in the 1500s, only to come home to Cabo loaded with all the gold that they had bagged on their journey. While this was the past, Cabo still offers a haven to people all over the world, who would like to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and make merry in sunny Cabo.
Cabo is a large town that does not know how to stay quiet! The people of this glorious destination are friendly and cheerful. Many traditional festivals are still celebrated with zest and enthusiasm. At the same time, there are many new events added to the cultural calendar of Cabo. From art exhibitions to musical events, Cabo brings joy out into the streets so that it can sprinkle its fairy dust on the residents as well as the enthralled holidaying guests.
Carnival in Cabo
The carnival in Cabo is known simply as Carnaval. The day is celebrated at the start of March before Lent. Cabo natives adhere to strict fasting and penance during the 40 days of Lent but they have one last day of joie de vivre before Lent starts. The Carnaval has been described as an “indulgent festival of pleasure”. It is all that and more! Good food, drinks, and parades are common place during the Carnaval and tourists will love the colorful costumes and dancing that characterizes the day.
Festival of San Jose
The patron saint of Cabo is San Jose or St. Joseph. In his honor, the people of Cabo revel in an 11 day long festival that begins on the 8th of March every year. This is a fabulous time to enjoy the indigenous pleasures that Cabo has to offer. Get your fill of warm tamales that are as fresh as spring and pumpkin candies that melt in your mouth! Enjoy the many carnivals and parades organized during this joyous time.
September 16th is celebrated as Independence Day and guests look forward to the carnival floats, processions, and the myriad opportunities to shop. If you want to see a nice mall, head over to Soriano. Furthermore, in Cabo, this day is marked by various bull fights and even a rodeo!
The Cabo Jazz Escape is a three day indulgence of all your senses. Jazz lovers make a beeline for Cabo in December. This event is enjoyed by thousands of people who overdose on live jazz music and great food all along the glorious Sunset Beach. A fitting end to this event is a brilliant display of fireworks!
Cabo has so many cultural events and festivals to offer so that you will never have an empty calendar day here.