About Cabo San Lucas
The tip of the Cape at San Lucas,
with the huge gray Friars standing up on the end, has behind the rocks a
little beach which is a small boy's dream of pirates...a place to which to bring the gold bars and jewels and beautiful ladies, all of which are invariably carried by the shipping of the world.
And this little beach must so have appealed to earlier men, for the names of pirates are still in the rock,
and the pirate ships did dart out of here and did come back.
At the very tip of the Baja where the calm, crystalline waters of the Cortez meet the mighty blue Pacific. Intensely beautiful and naturally breathtaking, this magical paradise started out as a very small fishing community back in the early 1900s. Prior to this, Cabo San Lucas was a favorite stop for pirates - who would wait in the tranquil coves along the shore for unsuspecting trade ships to round the cape.
At the time of John Steinbeck's journey through the Cortez in 1940, Cabo San Lucas was still a small village dependent on the bounty of its surrounding waters. However, by the 1950s the area had become a popular playground for celebrities and other wealthy adventure-seekers. Everyone from Ernest Hemingway to Jean Harlow came to Los Cabos to experience its natural beauty and tranquility.
Reachable only by private plane or boat, Cabo remained an exclusive destination until the early 1970s - when the completion of Mexico 1 literally paved the way for floods of travelers. RVs, buses and family station wagons began journeying down this new highway towards the golden cape. With the construction of the international airport and expansion of the marina, planes and cruise ships introduced even more travelers to this unforgettable paradise. Meeting those travelers are some of the best luxury vacation home rentals Cabo San Lucas has to offer, available from Sun Cabo.