Category: Cabo San Lucas History

Cabo Stats

The Baja Peninsula consists of 2 states.  Baja Norte and Baja Sur. Cabo is located in Baja Sur and the state capital is La Paz, located about 1 1/2 hours north of Cabo. Recently I came across some interesting facts about Cabo and Southern Baja.   Almost 40% of the Southern Baja residents were born in […]

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Cabo San Lucas Local Newspaper

We always enjoy reading the Gringo Gazette, one of Cabo’s local English newspapers.  The owner/editor Carrie Duncan is always creative as are the other contributing writers.  Next time you are in Cabo pick up a copy or go online.  Here’s the link:  http://www.gringogazette.tv/ In a recent issue, March 28, I found the following article and […]

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Cabo San Lucas Holiday

March 21 is a national holiday in Mexico celebrating Benito Juarez Day.   Benito Juarez was born on March 21, 1806 and died July 18, 1872.  His full name was Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia and he was a lawyer and politician from Oaxaca.  He served 5 terms as President of Mexico from 1858 to 1872.  He […]

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San Jose del Cabo Mission

Father Nicolas Tamaral established the Mission San Jose del Cabo Anuiti in 1730 as part of the Jesuit colonization of the peninsula of Baja California.  The building site was moved by the missionaries on several occasions in an attempt to flee from epidemics and mosquito infestations, while securing a source of fresh water.  Early buildings […]

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Cabo San Lucas Celebration

Celebration to the Virgin of Guadalupe is on December 12 every year.  This celebration honors the patron saint of Mexico.  Below is additional information about this celebration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe

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Cabo San Lucas Fire Department

Volunteer First Department and Volunteer Lifeguards Cuerpo de Bomberos and Cuerpo de Salvavidas Voluntarios Cabo San Lucas: 143-9000 San Jose del Cabo: 142-2466 http://www.bomberoscsl.com/index.htm The Cabo San Lucas Fire Department is a civil association that operates in large part from the donations of equipment, supplies, or money by people wanting to invest in their security. […]

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Los Cabos History

The area that is known as Los Cabos was first populated by the Pericue tribe.  Starting in 1533, Herman Cortes sent expeditions to explore the Californias.  He founded the Puerto de Santa Cruz (Port of the Holy Cross) in 1535 which today is known as La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur.  In 1697 […]

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San Jose Del Cabo

San Jose Del Cabo is a colonial town situated on Mexican Highway #1 and the Sea of Cortez.  This city was founded in 1730 and serves as a marketing center for the surrounding agricultural and cattle raising area.  San Jose del Cabo is the local seat of government for the municipio of Los Cabos and […]

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Vacation in Cabo San Lucas!

Cabo San Lucas located at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula marks the convergence of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez.  The famous El Arco, a natural arch at the tip of the peninsula, and the rocky pinnacles of Los Frailes (The Friars) draw visitors from all over the world.  Playa del Amor […]

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A little history about Los Cabos

The area that is known as Los Cabos was first populated by the Pericue tribe.  Starting in 1533, Herman Cortes sent expeditions to explore the Californias.  He founded the Puerto de Santa Cruz (Port of the Holy Cross) in 1535 which today is known as La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur.  In 1697 […]

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