View Cabo Bay and Medano Beach 1951 and 2012

Then and now. As requested by several readers including my editor.

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On left: Cabo San Lucas Bay and shoreline in 1951. Photo by Howard E. Gulick. Right: Aerial view of Cabo San Lucas Bay and Medano Beach. Photo taken on 06 September 2012. © Joseph A. Tyson. Larger versions of each are further in this post.

 

Cabo San Lucas Bay and shoreline in 1951. Photo Gulick
Cabo San Lucas Bay and shoreline in 1951. Photo by Howard E. Gulick

 

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Aerial view of Cabo San Lucas Bay and Medano Beach.
Photo taken on 06 September 2012. © Joseph A. Tyson.

View of Solmar Beach to Punta Ballena 2005

Aerial view of Solmar Beach, Cabo San Lucas Bay, Playa el Médano to Punta Ballena taken September 2005 from a powered glider from Cabo Sky Tours by Joseph A. Tyson

aerial-solmar-bay-medano-2005-1710-jatFinisterra Resort, Playa Grande Resort, Solmar Suites, Hotel Solmar are situated on Solmar Beach on the Pacific Ocean. The entrance to the new tunnel for Capella Pedregal can be seen on the lower left. This view shows the entrance to the marina, Cabo San Lucas Bay, and Playa el Médano (Medano Beach) to Punta Ballena in the distance on the upper right.

Cabo San Lucas Harbor 1966

PICTURE OF THE DAY submitted to Baja Pony Express by
Bill and Kay Barbour with this information:
“Here is a picture of Cabo when the only hotel on the beach was the Hacienda Hotel,  gone now.  You can see that the Marina was not yet dug.  The picture was among my parents effects and is dated on the back “1966”.  The large sailing vessel in the harbor is the “Goodwill”, wrecked years later on the rocks near Ensenada with the loss of all hands on board, while returning to Newport Beach, CA.

Cabo San Lucas Harbor. Baja Pony Express: PICTURE OF THE DAY sent in by Bill and Kay Barbour - dated on reverse 1966.
Cabo San Lucas Harbor. Baja Pony Express: PICTURE OF THE DAY sent in by Bill and Kay Barbour – dated on reverse 1966. The tuna cannery is on the right side of the photo. On the hill near the beach is the Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort (right, center of photo).

Source: http://www.thebajaponyexpress.com/2011/June/1118–061211.htm
Caption on bottom added by this site.
Photo used with permission of  Bill and Kay Barbour.
Another source indicates the date of this image as May 1965.

goodwill-sailing-ship-dave-archerReference photo: The Schooner Goodwill
Image modified to correct horizon line. Photo from website http://davearcher.com/goodwill.html
The date of 1965 in the heading  is not relevant to this image.

Pioneer Family Saw Baja Fishing Village Grow Up

Pioneer Family Saw Baja Fishing Village Grow Up

November 17, 2000 | PETE THOMAS
Source of this article:

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Asked recently to name his favorite restaurant in town, a crewman aboard one of the local sportfishing cruisers paused only briefly before responding, with a straight face, “KFC.”

Apparently, the Colonel’s place is quite popular among locals. So are McDonald’s, Dairy Queen and Domino’s Pizza, to name a few fairly recent arrivals.

They’re further examples of the so-called “Americanization” of this once quiet and dusty fishing village; the result of progress, which doesn’t sit well with everyone and in fact has some longing for the good old days.

La Noria Restaurant at Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort. Photo taken June  2004 by Joseph A. Tyson.
La Noria Restaurant at Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort.
Photo taken June 2004 by Joseph A. Tyson.
As for Mark Parr, he’ll stick with La Noria, the Mexican restaurant at Hotel Hacienda Beach Resort, which the Parr family happens to own. The food is of much higher quality (the beef is shipped in from the United States); the convenience is unsurpassed.
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