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Cabo S. Lucas, México



Cabo San Lucas, commonly called Cabo, is a varied destination that captures the essence of Baja Peninsula in its many resorts, championship golf courses, world-class dining and amazing outdoor activities.


For much of its history, Cabo was a sleepy, remote fishing port which was generally accessed either by ship or a three-hour drive from La Paz. In 1977, the airport to the north of San Jose del Cabo was expanded to handle jet aircraft and international flights, thereby launching the transformation of Cabo into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico.



During the 1980s and 1990s, Cabo San Lucas grew into a bustling hub for sport fishermen, cruise ships, handicraft vendors, water sport aficionados and nightlife seekers.


Cabo's growth was further accelerated after Hurricane Wilma erased large parts of Cancun's legendary white sand beaches in 2005. During the four years it took to fully rebuild Cancun, many tourists looked at other parts of Mexico for their vacation options, and discovered Cabo.


The Cabo area is now considered the second fastest growing resort destination in all of Mexico. It is particularly busy with visitors during the winter high season, November to February. With some of the best all-around sport fishing in the world and every water sport imaginable, Cabo is the ultimate destination for travelers looking for outdoor adventure.
In part, Cabo has become a hot vacation destination for its convenience; it’s just a quick jaunt from most U.S. gateways and English is widely spoken. And of course, there are the luxurious accommodations, magnificent private villas and amazing resorts.



The city’s action is centered around Cabo’s first-class marina where beautiful yachts dock and fishing charters  head out in search of marlin, dorado and other big-game species. In the surrounding streets you’ll find a lively scene teeming with restaurants, all-night party spots and shops selling everything from local handicrafts to designer clothing.

You’ll love every minute you spend in Los Cabos whether you’re walking along its secluded beaches, parasailing, snorkeling, diving along a coral, enjoying five-star cuisine, playing golf on some of the world’s best championship courses, reeling in trophy game fish from our bountiful waters off the coast, discovering the rugged beauty of the countryside or the cultural heritage of the city, or just sipping a margarita with your toes in the sand.



In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the area. They bear their calves in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez after completing their six-thousand-mile migration from Alaska and Siberia.
Sea of Cortez offers a lot more beneath its surface: gigantic whale sharks, loggerhead sea turtles, gliding manta rays, migrating whales, sea lions and an endless palette of colorful tropical fishes

Chileno Beach, located in the Chileno Bay, is one of the most frequented beaches in the Corridor. It is home to tropical fish, sea turtles, invertebrates, and sponges. Snorkelers often visit Chileno Bay to observe the underwater sea life.

For ecotourism enthusiasts Los Cabos is the place to be, because it is such a diverse and rich area offering the desert, the ocean and the mountains to explore.


Language
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely spoken by those employed in tourism.

Climate
Subtropical desert. During the summer, highs can be in the 32ºC with occasional showers. Winter evenings may drop to the 15ºC, with daytime highs near 28ºC.




With 360 days of sunshine, there is really no bad time to be in Cabo San Lucas.
High season runs from November to May - which is when the prices are the highest. Christmas is the busiest time in Cabo. Spring Break (mid-March) tend to be very popular for college students and families. Carnival (February – March) is also a very busy time in Cabo.
Low season is June – Mid-November. This season has the hot summer months of July and August and the tropical storm and hurricane months of September and October.
- See more at: http://www.allaboutcabo.com/about-cabo#sthash.bF1inLA0.dpuf

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