Cabo San Lucas has come a long way from its early days as an isolated pirate hangout. It no longer resembles even its recent days as an isolated fishing village. Today, Cabo is a popular, booming destination for sun-loving tourists from all parts of the world, and a haven for thousands of North Americans escaping winter to play in the sunshine.
Cabo is a small town, with only about 50,000 residents, not counting nearly a million tourists who visit each year. Old-timers (hard to find) can remember when the town sheltered just a few hundred hardy souls. With the completion of the peninsular highway, the modern marina, spectacular golf courses and the international airport in nearby San Jose del Cabo, San Lucas has boomed as a resort destination.
Cabo rarely sleeps. Shopping, restaurants and night life fuel downtown San Lucas day and night. As the winter tourist season winds down, the summer fishing season picks up, and Cabo burnishes its reputation as a top sportfishing port, and "Marlin Fishing Capital of the World". At night, it's Mexico's premier party town, its nightclubs rocking to a youthful beat.
The heart of Cabo San Lucas, the downtown tourist district, covers just a few city blocks surrounding the marina waterfront. But, Cabo's nightlife and its festive boomtown atmosphere set it apart from other towns its size. Locally famous clubs compete with international brand-name establishments, often just down the street, for the party dollar. The crowds tend to be young and loose, but anybody who can negotiate the cobblestones and tolerate loud music is likely to enjoy spending some money club hopping.
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