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, www.bahiacabo.mx
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 Pacific Beach with Hotel Solmar in the distance. View from Pedregal circa 1960. Photo courtesy Pedregal.
Cabo houses near the airstrip Feb 1966
Cabo San Lucas Cannery pier 1966
Cabo San Lucas bay Panga fishing. 1966
Old tuna cannery 1966
Land’s End, Divorce Beach, Solmar Beach and Playa el Médano, Cabo San Lucas in the early years • Exact date unknown c. 1960
Photo by James R. Stewart © Regents of the University of California.
Two local businessmen and two others looking at the grounded ship at Playa Barco Varado. Photo by Al Tetzlaff
grounded tuna boat with cabo-locals on shore, 1966.
Cabo San Lucas Harbor. Baja Pony Express: PICTURE OF THE DAY sent in by Bill and Kay Barbour – dated on reverse 1966.
Carlos Ungson c.1965
Photo courtesy of Mike at Latitude 22
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 www.oldcabo.com/el-san-lucas-que-ya-conoci/ The San Lucas You Already Know.
Note: If anyone has any more facts about this image, please email
Calle Tabachines, Lomas del Pacifico Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Photos from 1998 or 1999. Calle Tabachines, Lomas del Pacifico.
Former location of Vista el Faro.
In the late 1990s there was only a barbed wire fence and a wooden gate. There is a view to the old lighthouse, El Faro Viejo, in the distance.
Calle Tabachines early 1990s, former location of Vista el Faro
Calle Tabachines Cabo San Lucas, February 2018
Calle Tabachines, old Vista el Faro-1990s-5137
Calle Tabachines early 1990s, Cabo San Lucas. former location of Vista el Faro Image 5142
Aerial view of Cabo San Lucas Harbor early 1970s
Aerial view of Cabo in the early 1970s. Courtesy Latitude-22
Old Cabo, when drugs were good and we were bad, somewhere in the early 1970’S. LOOKS LIKE Hotel Solmar, THE HACIENDA, FINESTERA AND MAR DE CORTEZ. Photo courtesy of Mike at Latitude 22+.