At one time, Cabo San Lucas was just a simple fishing village until the 1980s, when hotel and resort chains and the christening of Cabo’s international airport brought a flood of tourism right to the front doorstep.
Today, Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s top beach destinations with all-inclusive resorts, intimate boutique properties and high-end luxury escapes…. a bustling hub for sport fishermen, cruise ships, golfers, water sport aficionados and nightlife seekers.
Both expert and novice anglers have the upper hand in the teeming waters around the Cabo San Lucas zone, which have earned the nickname “marlin alley” in fishing circles. Indeed, several international sports fishing derbies with huge cash prizes are held here each year.
For those looking to have fun in the sun, Médano Beach, Cabo’s best swimming beach, boasts popular happy hour hotspots including The Office, Billygan’s, Mango Deck, Baja Cantina and Nikki Beach at Meliá San Lucas. And the numerous beaches are perfect for sand castle building or the ideal launch point for a plethora of ocean sports: SCUBA diving, wind surfing, snorkeling, surfing, and parasailing.
When the sun sets, Cabo is one of the hottest party towns in North America with glittering nightlife and a plethora of international dining options that make energetic Cabo San Lucas an all-time favorite. Also called Cabo San “Loco” or just plain “Cabo”, the town’s reputation as the party epicenter of the Baja Peninsula has brought fame and infamy to its many bars and nightclubs.
The rest of Cabo San Lucas town boasts excellent shopping areas and local artisan markets that showcase handicrafts from all over Mexico. A bustling boardwalk is lined with cafes, clubs, "toes in the sand" bars and eateries, while the busy marina harbors both local fishing pangas and sleek yachts from around the world.