The Area

The ‘Chupacabra’ is berthed at the marina of Puerto Los Cabos in the Los Cabos district of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, we are a short, two-hour flight from Los Angeles, a 20 minute drive from the Los Cabos International airport, five minutes from the charming colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and a 20 minute drive from the shopping and nightlife of Cabo San Lucas. The marina at Puerto Los Cabos is the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and the world’s finest sportfishing grounds. Just ten miles from the renowned Gordo Banks, Puerto Los Cabos fishing charter departures put you closer to the fish providing you with the most memorable big game fishing experiences of a lifetime. With slips that hold boats of up to 400 feet in length the marina provides an exclusive, secure and relaxing destination experience. Situated within the serenity of pristine and beautiful natural surroundings the friendly and service oriented tranquil atmosphere is guaranteed to win you over.

SAN JOSE DEL CABO

The historic centre of San Jose del Cabo holds all the charm of a Mexican colonial village, with an added dose of sophistication and modern convenience. Fine dining establishments, shops and art galleries await your discovery behind ancient facades whose patinas tell the stories of the generations. Relaxing afternoons can be spent wandering through the streets discovering the work of local, national and international artists and artisans. The beach and the Sea of Cortez are integral to daily life in San Jose del Cabo. Views are breathtaking, and beaches are walking distance from just about everything. From Punta Palmilla to Punta Gorda and to the East Cape beyond, the opportunity still exists here to walk a beach alone and commune with nature or to share a beach picnic with your family, snorkeling gear and kayaks. Surf breaks, snorkeling coves, swimming beaches, San Jose del Cabo has them all.

CABO SAN LUCAS

Cabo San Lucas, commonly called Cabo, has been rated as one of Mexico’s top 5 tourist destinations; it is known for its beaches, scuba diving locations, the sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, and marine life. The Los Cabos Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José Del Cabo has become a heavily trafficked holiday destination for tourists, with numerous resorts and timeshares along the coast.

Archaeological excavations have shown evidence of continual human habitation in the area for at least ten thousand years. When the first Europeans arrived, they encountered the Pericú people, who survived on a subsistence diet based on hunting and the gathering of seeds, roots, shellfish, and other marine resources. They called the location Yenecamú. American authors such as Henry Edwards and John Ross Browne claim that Cabo San Lucas’s founder was an Englishman named Thomas “Old Tom” Ritchie. John Ross Browne says Ritchie arrived there about 1828, while Edwards says that he died in October 1874. A fishing village began growing in the area when in 1917, an American company built a floating platform to catch tuna and ten years later founded Compañía de Productos Marinos S.A., the plant lasted several years in operation.

Cabo San Lucas has become a prominent vacation and spa destination, with a variety of sites of interest and timeshares that have been built on the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo. It is sometimes considered the “Fort Lauderdale” of Mexico.The distinctive El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a local landmark. Cabo San Lucas has the highest paying marlin tournament in the world which is known as the Bisbee’s Black & Blue and takes place in October each year. In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the area. They bear their calves in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez after completing their six-thousand-mile migration from Alaska and Siberia. The beaches, surfing, and sport fish opportunities in Cabo San Lucas have attracted a great number of Mexican natives and foreigners to spend their vacations in large-scale tourist developments there.

In the face of a growing international public demand for corporate-driven ecological stewardship, higher-end resorts in the Los Cabos area are increasingly sensitive to their environmental impact, and are taking initial steps to institute sustainable practices such as reducing water usage and non-recyclable trash output. Exclusive hotels and gated residential communities are found in the Corridor. Many of the properties have become havens to Hollywood stars, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even the US President during the 2002 Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC). Chileno Beach, located in the Chileno Bay, is one of the most frequented beaches in the Corridor. It is home to tropical fish, sea turtles, invertebrates, and sponges. Snorkelers often visit Chileno Bay to observe the underwater sea life.

During summer, Cabo San Lucas is cooler than San José del Cabo by about 3 °F to 5 °F. Sometimes during the summer, when winds blow from the Pacific Ocean instead of the Gulf of California, the differences in temperatures between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are higher. Cabo San Lucas is less rainy than San José del Cabo, although hurricanes can bring heavy rain for long periods. Because of the position of the city and orography, the local summer thunderstorms do not get near enough to bring rain to the town. The sea temperature experiences lows of 70 – 72 °F (21 – 22 °C) in winter, and highs of 82 – 84 °F (28 – 29 °C) during the summer months.