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Things You Didn’t Know About Cabo

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If you’re looking for a break that includes sun, sand, water, warmth, and fun around every turn, you’ll want to make sure you consider Cabo. It’s a fun, interesting place with plenty of history and little-known Cabo things to know you’ll love to discover about your home away from home while you’re here.

Who Founded Cabo?

Japanese castaway Hatsutaro claims when arrived in Cabo San Lucas in 1842, there were two houses and about 20 inhabitants. American authors Henry Edwards and John Ross Browne claim the area was founded by Englishman Thomas “Old Tom” Ritchie around 1828. Neither of these accounts ring true, as the actual founder of Cabo San Lucas is Cipriano Cesena, who arrived from Hermosillo, Sonora in 1788.


Land’s End, an American crime drama series running 1995-96, was set in Cabo. The Cabo-themed show starred former football player Fred Dryer.


Exchange your US dollars for Mexican Pesos. Although USD is widely accepted at shops, dining establishments, and attractions, the exchange rate is always the best and you end up paying a bit more with your US currency. Also, businesses may have established their own exchange rates, so be sure to convert currencies before making any purchases.

Cabo Nicknames

Cabo is the nickname! It’s actually an area made up of two towns, collectively known as “Cabo.” Cabo San Lucas means Cape St. Luke, while San Jose del Cabo means St. Joseph of the Cape. Los Cabos means “the capes.”

Know Before You Go: Cabo

You came to Cabo to explore and experience all the excitement, fun, rest, and relaxation during a getaway with loved ones. Knowing a little more about your vacation spot can make everything a little bit more fun and interesting. After you learn more about the area, enjoy a stress-free, worry-free stay when you book a vacation rental with Lux Mex. Book a studio unit for a sweetheart or small family getaway. Bring everyone together to learn some things to know about Cabo and book an 11-bedroom mansion! You’ll have access to private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, or deck, or choose to relax indoors in stylish bedrooms. Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living area afterward. For a luxury stay like no other, choose a premium unit that includes perks like a game or theater room, and more!

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