Cabo San Lucas

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Cabo San Lucas is an anchor port for all cruises sailing on Mexico's Riviera and Sea of Cortez itineraries, and as such it's experiencing quite a tourist boom. This party town, population 70,000 and growing (mostly with Americans), serves up The Rocks and rock 'n' roll.

Luxury Retreats prides itself on the fact that Cabo San Lucas rentals are becoming more and more popular amongst its clientele as a leading vacation destination. Being a part of the municipality of Los Cabos, the city of Cabo San Lucas is rich in customs, traditions and values a laid-back way of life, much like that of the Caribbean. The friendly people, vibrant culture and beautiful white sandy beaches are only a few of the aspects that keep guests requesting Cabo San Lucas rentals. Besides the hundreds of different water sports, and the incredible 7,000 foot mountains to climb, this well known destination has also been acknowledged for the many first-rate activities such as world-class fishing and championship golf.

This top vacation destination has some of the best sportfishing in the world, and it is the quest for marlin that put Cabo San Lucas on the map. After World War II and the advent of private planes, Bing Crosby and John Wayne arrived to fish. In the 1970s, a highway was built to connect California to Baja, and the travel industry began in earnest.

Earlier visitors included 16th- and early 17th-century pirates like Sir Francis Drake and Thomas Cavendish, who hid from Spanish galleons in the many coves and bays along the southern coast of the Baja Peninsula. Spanish missionaries came to try to convert the natives to Christianity, but they and Spanish soldiers also brought diseases that wiped out the native population.

One of the downsides for most travelers whose ships sail here: All must anchor and tender passengers in to the port itself. That means -- especially for those folks sailing on 2,000-plus behemoths -- you'll need to factor in extra time getting to and from your ship. Even odder in this quite multi-faceted place is the fact that some ships only stop for half-day visits, which means that actual on-land time can be extremely limited.


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