Aerial Video 1960s East Cape to Cabo

Aerial view of shipwrecks beach Cabo c1960 Jacobs Video

Aerial Video from 8mm home movie showing 1960s East Cape to Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos.

Here is another old 8mm home movie that I wanted to share.  (Posted by Aaron Jacobs).  A group of dentists on a fishing trip to Los Barriles in the 1960s. The home video shows the old dirt landing strip at the Palmas,  Also, a flight along the coast down to land’s end showing Shipwreck beach, San Jose del Cabo, the Hotel Palmilla, Hotel Cabo San Lucas, etc.


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.

Note: If anyone has any more facts about this image, please email

View from Casa Stein 1988

View of the Cape Rocks and Solmar Beach from Casa Stein 1988. Casa Stein was nearly complete at this time. There were only a few hotels on the beach at that time.


There were only a few hotels on the beach at that time. Photo courtesy Bill Stein.

The Official Guide to Cabo San Lucas


The Official Guide to Cabo San Lucas by Anne T.  Baffert

The cover is an interesting photograph of land’s end with sand, taken around 1983.
Bibliographic Details. Title: The Official Guide to Cabo San Lucas. Publisher: The Author, No Place.
Publication Date: 1983. Binding: Paperback. 
Paperbound with pictorial cover, pp. 59. illustrated with sketches and halftones.