Cabo San Lucas
It has become an important vacation and spa destination, with a great variety of sites of interest, and timeshares that have been built on the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The distinctive El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a local landmark. Cabo San Lucas has the largest Marlin tournament in the world. In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the ocean. They bear their calves in the warm waters there.
Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are served by Los Cabos International Airport. The town is also a popular port of call for many cruise ships. Cabo San Lucas has a small international airfield, which handles air traffic for general aviation flights and air taxi service.
In 1990, rocker Sammy Hagar of Van Halen, opened a nightclub and restaurant, The Cabo Wabo Cantina with the three other members of Van Halen. In the mid-nineties he bought out the other owners, his band-mates, and assumed complete ownership of the club. To this day it is one of the most popular attractions in Cabo San Lucas. He is known to play live at the club at least once a year with his band, The Wabos on his birthday, October 13th, and shows often include many famous guests and friends from the music industry.
Other clubs in Cabo include El Squid Roe, The Zoo, Gigglin Marlin, NoWhere Bar, Tiki bar, and The Jungle Bar.
Cabo San Lucas’ raucous party atmosphere and San Jose’s laid-back colonial style are bridged by a golf course-and resort-studded Tourist Corridor that stretches between the twin towns in 20 miles of pristine white sand beaches and craggy coves.
Exclusive hotels and gated residential communities attracting a wide clientèle of rich and famous weave seamlessly amid this wondrous landscape and comprise this region known as “the Corridor”. Many of these properties, which are considered some of Latin America’s top resorts, have become havens to Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 C.E.O.s and even the U.S. president during the 2002 Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). High-end resorts in the Corridor include the One and Only Palmilla, Esperanza and Las Ventanas.
Cabo in popular culture
* The stars of the MTV show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County take their spring break here.
* Small sections of the motion picture Troy were filmed on some of the beaches near Cabo San Lucas.
* On April 26, 2007, Jon Stewart mentioned on his show, The Daily Show, that he is banned from Cabo San Lucas.
* Prince mentions Cabo San Lucas in his song Future Baby Mama on his 2007 album entitled Planet Earth.
* During the Dog Day Afternoon episode of Entourage, Vincent Chase and his friends fly to Cabo.
Celebrities who have vacationed in the Cabo area include Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Katherine Heigl and O.J. Simpson. Professional hockey player Brett Hull married longtime sweetheart Darcie Schollmeyer in Cabo San Lucas.
In November 2008, Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox married Enza Sambataro in Cabo San Lucas. The ceremony was attended by Red Sox teammates Mike Lowell, David Ortiz, and Dustin Pedroia. Sambataro, a Newton native and former Boston College student, is the CEO of Youkilis’ charity Hits for Kids, and the former girlfriend of Ben Affleck.
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