Some 70 years ago, actors John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Bing Crosby, and even Dwight D. Eisenhower would fish for marlin in the Cabo area. The coast had all the ingredients of a perfect celebrity hideaway. John Wayne would actually travel down the Baja Peninsula piloting his own Cessna plane. He’d land on local dirt airstrips making the rugged trek to the area.
Today, the 380 slip, ultra-luxurious Cabo San Lucas Marina is an incredible, state-of-the-art facility. However, in the 1950’s, Cabo had nothing more than a tuna factory. Nearby, a small village standing between the desert and miles of white-sand beaches. Yet, the waters were always teeming with some of the best sport fish in the world.
As a result, Americans and Canadians were lured down. The first travelers would make an adventurous journey south from La Paz’s commercial airport. Later, the masses followed in greater numbers after the opening of the transpeninsular highway in 1974.
The Los Cabos International Airport was expanded in 1986. The international airport provided access to the resort area with direct flights from the U.S. and Canada. As a result, the hospitality and activities industries have been booming, exponentially.
Today, Los Cabos, Mexico is considered to be the most exclusive destination in all of Mexico and one of the most popular in North America.