Facts About Cabo San Lucas

If you didn’t already know,Cabo San Lucas is a beautiful resort city located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur peninsula. The popular destination is best known for gorgeous Sea of Cortez beaches and stunning desert landscapes. One of Mexico’s top tourist destinations, Los Cabos, is also home to many of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts, outstanding spas, award-winning restaurants, and top ranked golf courses. Plus, there are tons of amazing tours, endless outdoor activities, and exciting adventures to enjoy. In fact, many visitors love the area so much they end up investing in Cabo real estate. The excellent climate and natural beauty makes it an attractive destination for homebuyers who want a second home. If you’re interested in learning more about Cabo San Lucas and possibly buying a vacation home in Mexico, keep reading more below.

Get To Know Cabo San Lucas

Cabo is rated as one of Mexico’s top five tourist destinations due to its beautiful beaches, excellent scuba diving locations, great shopping, and more. Dividers will love exploring Balnearios and its diverse and colorful marine life. Also, popular landmarks in the area include El Arco and Land’s End, natural rock formations, which are estimated to be a remarkable 84 million years old. In Spanish, “Los Cabos” means “The Capes,” so “Cabo San Lucas” translates to “Cape St. Luke.” Did you know that Mexico has more than 9,000 km worth of coastline? It’s true! A significant portion of the country’s coastline is located on the Baja California peninsula. In fact, Baja California and Baja California Sur represent nearly 40% of the country’s coastline. As you can imagine, Cabo has tons of gorgeous beaches for visitors to enjoy during their stay including Playa del Amor, Medano Beach, and Chileno Beach.

 

History of Los Cabos

The arch of Cabo San Lucas

It is estimated that people have inhabited the area around Cabo San Lucas for more than 10,000 years. When Spanish conquistadors first arrived in the area in 1730, the area was already populated by the Pericú. These people mainly survived by hunting wild animals, gathering roots, seeds, and collecting shellfish. Later between the years of 1885 to 1990, Los Cabos saw a huge increase in populations in both San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Did you know that the Baja California peninsula in Mexico is the second longest on Earth? It is only smaller than the Malaysian peninsula and extends an impressive 1247 km (775 mi) in length. It separates the Sea of Cortez from the Pacific Ocean, and its width ranges from 40 km (25 mi) at its narrowest to 320 km (200 mi) at its widest point.

Cabo San Lucas Weather

If you want to soak up the sun, there’s no better place to visit than Cabo. There, they barely receive any rainfall all year long. The rainfall in the area is around 290 mm, or 11.4 inch per year. On average, annual temperatures in Cabo San Lucas are around 23 °C or 73.5 °F. Likewise, the water temperature in the Sea of Cortez is generally around 19 °C or 66 °F in winter, and 24 °C or 75 °F in the summer. In general, the Sea of Cortez water is almost always warmer by the coast than out in the open ocean. The diving is great in the area, too. Divers and snorkelers will be able to view more than 900 fish species and 32 types of marine mammals at Cabo Pulmo. The most common marine life near Cabo includes sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks, and octopus.

If you’re ready to get to know Cabo in person, why not book a stay at the Villa La Estancia Los Cabos? The chic hacienda-style resort is an award winning property that is recognized by TripAdvisor with their Traveler’s Choice Award and Certificate of Excellence. In addition, the AAA Four Diamond property has spacious beachfront suites, world class amenities, and VIP services. Right now, all-inclusive travel packages are on sale and COVID safety measures are in place to keep everyone safe. Also, if you want to own a low-maintenance luxury vacation home, we have a limited number of beachfront residences for sale. For qualified buyers, full and fractional ownership options are available. Contact us at Villa La Estancia Cabo today to see if you can participate in our Try and Buy Program which is a great way to test out beach life before you buy. See you at the beach!

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