Cabo San Lucas is a small city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the municipality of Los Cabos in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico. As of 2003, the population was some 40,000 people.
Cabo San Lucas is rapidly becoming a high-end holiday destination with a number of resorts and timeshare clubs appearing along the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo.
The warmth of the waters at Cabo San Lucas, the beauty of its beaches, the abundance of sport fish, and other qualities, motivated a great number of both foreign and Mexican vacationers to spend their vacations in large-scale tourist developments there, starting from 1974 when the Mexican government created the infrastructure to turn Cabo San Lucas into one of the most attractive centers for tourism in Mexico.
Some tourist facts:
- Cabo San Lucas has become an important vacation and spa destination, with a great variety of sites of interest, and timeshares that have been built on the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo.
- Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are served by Los Cabos International Airport.
- Cabo San Lucas has the largest Marlin tournament in the world, with a $1,000,000 jackpot.
- Cabo San Lucas is a popular port of call for many cruise ships.
- In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the ocean. They bear their calves in the warm waters there.
- The distinctive El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a local landmark.
- The kids on the hit MTV show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County took their spring break here twice.