Cabo San Lucas during the 1960’s


Photos of the Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos area of Mexico during the 1960’s.

Original, circa 1960’s, site where the Bahia hotel would be constructed in the mid to late1980’s. This is the former residence of fisherman Oscar Montaño Herrera circa 1960. Known as Don Yoka, he was a pioneer of Los Cabos’ coastal fisheries. More than a quarter century ago, Don Juan Esquivel built one of the first hotels on Medano Beach, circa mid 1980’s, on the site that originally belonged to Don Yoka. Bahia Hotel & Beach Club,

Photo courtesy Bahia Hotel & Beach, Club Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo San Lucas circa 1961 - today this dirt road is Calle Lazaro Cardenas

Cabo San Lucas circa 1961 – today this dirt road is Calle Lazaro Cardenas

Cabo San Lucas Los Cabos 1970s


Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, BCS, during the  1970s.

Photographs are from various sources at noted.

Cabo San Lucas Bay c1970s. Photo courtesy Latitude 22

Don Luis Bulness Statue in Cabo

On March 29, 2018  there was a dedication ceremony, in honor of Don Luis Bulnes Molleda, one of the Baja Pioneros, along with an unveiling of his statue. Don Luis is considered to be the father of Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas, among his many other accomplishments.

Jorge Tellez, on behalf of Marina Fundadores (Founders), requested and was granted permission to restore and relocate the monument.

Mid-afternoon, March 29, 2018, the dedication was held as the statue was unveiled on the malecón overlooking the Cabo San Lucas Marina at the Fonatur roundabout, next to Hotel Breathless and in front of Marina Fundadores in Cabo San Lucas.

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Hotel Hacienda Cabo 1966

Photo of Hotel Hacienda Cabo on Medano Beach, or Playa el Médano circa 1966.

The most recent source of this image is from a Facebook post by Maria Faustina Wilkes Ritchie.


“Buenos Dias. This photo is full of a thousand memories. At that time to operate all the services focused on tourism hoteliers gave lodging, laundry and three meal  to all employees. In this photo in the lower left corner are the rooms and dining room for the aforementioned, so tourism began in Cabo San Lucas. I do not know the credit of this photo. It has much history of course. Greetings”   Maria Faustina Wilkes Ritchie

Text on the image:  1966 Hotel Hacienda de Abelardo L. Rodriguez

Maria Faustina Wilkes Ritchie is the author of the book  El San Lucas que ya conoci or The San Lucas You Already Know.

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