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Cabo San Lucas Mexico is fast becoming one of Mexico's most popular destinations, and makes for a great vacation spot with acres of gorgeous white sand beaches and a host of excellent restaurants and activities. The village was built up around tuna markets in the early 20th century and today, remains one of the best places in the world to fish for tuna and marlin. The city is even host to the world's largest marlin fishing competition, which offers a $1,000,000 jackpot to the winner. Long before Cabo San Lucas Mexico became a world-renowned fishing village, the city was home to nomadic indigenous groups for thousands of years. Spanish conquistadors began to inhabit the area in the 16th century and a mix of European and native traditions are still prevalent.
Cabo San Lucas
When planning a trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico, travelers will find some of the best deals by booking Cabo San Lucas vacation packages. Cabo San Lucas vacation packages usually combine airfare and accommodation and can prove to be the least expensive way to make your way to the city. Many Cabo San Lucas vacation packages also include additional amenities, such as free breakfast at the hotel or access to tours for an additional fee.
In addition to great fishing, many travelers come to Cabo San Lucas Mexico for the excellent whale watching opportunities. Whales can be spotted during the winter months when they make their way to the warm waters of Cabo to bear their young. Living in pods or groups, travelers will find touring boats that head into the water and watch the whales from a safe distance. Trips can be booked alone or as part of a Cabo San Lucas vacation package.
You might also choose to book your trip to Cabo San Lucas Mexico in the fall. October 12th is the festival of the patron saint of Todos Santos. Todos Santos is a town about 60 miles north of Cabo, and the festival sports music, dancing, a fair, and plenty of delicious local food. If your travel plans take you to Cabo during this festival, it is well worth the hour"s drive.
Shopping in Cabo is generally geared toward tourists. For the most part, travelers will discover a mall-like experience without much local flair or fanfare. Shopping in Cabo San Lucas provides plenty of opportunity to pick up some souvenirs to take home, however, tourists will also find a nice array of swimwear and other beach gear, which can be particularly useful.
Cabo San Lucas Mexico
If the thought of soaking up sun, eating out and enjoying a relaxed atmosphere is appealing, Cabo San Lucas Mexico is an excellent vacation destination choice. Whether you like fishing, swimming, whale watching or stroll through the shops, tourists come back to Cabo again and again for its unique delights. In recent years, many travelers have even purchased time-share in Cabo, as it quickly becomes a popular holiday spot.