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 the conquest of this region truly began when Father Kino and Father Salvatierra, Jesuit priests, founded the Loreto mission and began the evangelization of the Indians. In the 16th and 17th centuries the Sea of Cortez side of the peninsula was a favorite hiding place for pirates who plundered the Spanish galleons.
Not much was heard about Cabo until the early 1950’s, when private yachts, wealthy Americans and Hollywood celebrities began mooring in the Cabo bay to get away from it all. In 1973 the Transpeninsular Highway #1 was completed offering 1,050 miles of peninsula to be traveled by car, motor home and motorcycles. The area has been transposed from a small fishing village to one of the fastest growing resort areas in Mexico with excellent sport fishing all year round.
The area known as Los Cabos today is actually comprised of the city of San Jose Del Cabo and the city of Cabo San Lucas that are joined together by what is known as “the corridor”. Resorts, housing developments, beaches and places to visit are located in both cities and all along the corridor between them. There is something for everyone in this vacation paradise.