Category Archives: History of Los Cabos

The Storm That Nearly Knocked Cabo San Lucas Off The Map

Remembering "La Inundación de 1939" When the Capes Region first began to be developed as a tourist destination in the 1950s and 60s, warm year-long temperatures were a big part of the attraction. Brochures touted, accurately, the approximately 300 days of cloudless sunshine the region enjoys annually, many during the long cold winters when snowstorms…
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Paradise Regained – The Reopening of Los Cabos

The most defining characteristic of 2020 thus far has been a wide-ranging uncertainty, as we’ve witnessed an unprecedented global pandemic create a host of unexpected challenges and pose a great many difficult questions for the future. For instance, the question at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now: “When can we get back to normal?”…
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Baja Snapshots: Life in Los Cabos Before the Golden Age of Tourism

All photos by Howard E. Gulick, from the Baja California Collection of the University of California San Diego.  In the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution, cape communities San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas settled into a period of relative calm and stability for the next half-century. Although the region would continue to experience…
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