Hotel Solmar

Photos of Solmar Group hotels, Playa Grande, Hotel Solmar, Solmar Suites, Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, and Solmar Beach from 1989 to 2017.

Grand Solmar Resort Spa, Cabo San Lucas March 2017. Photo Joseph A. Tyson
Grand Solmar Resort Spa, Cabo San Lucas March 2017. Photo Joseph A. Tyson
Grand Solmar Resort Spa, Cabo San Lucas March 2017. Photo Joseph A. Tyson
Grand Solmar Resort Spa, Cabo San Lucas March 2017. Photo Joseph A. Tyson
Hotel Solmar Cabo San Lucas circa 1992
Hotel Solmar Cabo San Lucas circa 1992
Solmar Beach and Hotel c1995
Aerial View Solmar Beach and Hotel c1995
Playa Grande Resort, Hotel Solmar and Solmar Beach c1995
Playa Grande Resort, Hotel Solmar and Solmar Beach c1995
Hotel Solmar and Solmar Beach, on the Pacific Ocean in Cabo San Lucas, Photo November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson.
Hotel Solmar and Solmar Beach, on the Pacific Ocean in Cabo San Lucas, Photo November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson.
Aerial view of Solmar Suites Hotel, Cabo San Lucas • Photo February 1990 © Joseph A. Tyson
Aerial view of Solmar Suites Hotel, Cabo San Lucas • Photo February 1990 © Joseph A. Tyson
Solmar Beach, Solmar Suites, Solmar Beach, Bay, and town in background. Photo September 2005 by Joseph A. Tyson.
Solmar Hotel, Solmar Suites, Solmar Beach, Cabo San Lucas Bay, Medano Beach and town in background. Photo September 2005 by Joseph A. Tyson.
Aerial view of Capella Pedregal, Finisterra, Playa Grande, Terra Sol, Solmar Suites, and Grand Solmar, along the Pacific Ocean with the marina and harbor in the background. September 06, 2012 © Joseph A. Tyson
Aerial view of Capella Pedregal, Finisterra, Playa Grande, Terra Sol, Solmar Suites, and
Grand Solmar, along the Pacific Ocean with the marina and harbor in the background.
September 06, 2012 © Joseph A. Tyson

San Jose del Cabo

A Land Before Time
Our guide may be short, but San José del Cabo—known as simply San José among locals—has a long, rich history. Forty thousand years ago, the San José region was known as Añuiti (“place full of reeds”) and populated by the Pericue Indians, who were very tall and strong and in possession of advanced maritime technology. The Pericues lived on the land, feasted from the oceans, and left later generations tales of their lives through mysterious paintings on cave walls. Through the years, the land now known as San José del Cabo was fought over and lost, rebuilt and destroyed, cherished or sold by many peoples: the English, the Spanish, the Pericues, and even pirates.

Spanish galleons made their way to San José del Cabo in the 17th and 18th centuries. They would stop, it’s said, to replenish their water supplies in the Río San José during their long voyages to Asia. The town’s mission was founded in 1730.

Now San José is the municipal seat for Los Cabos and home to amazing restaurants, magnificent hotels, quaint shops, beautiful architecture, warm people, and safe streets.
Excerpt from Los Cabos Magazine. http://www.loscabosmagazine.com/2013/09/my-favorite-weekend-san-jose-del-cabo/

San José del Cabo power plant building in 1957. Photo by Howard E. Gulick.
San José del Cabo power plant building in 1957. Photo by Howard E. Gulick.

 

San Jose del Cabo town square, April, 1957. Photo by Howard E. Gulick.
San Jose del Cabo town square, April, 1957. Photo by Howard E. Gulick.

 

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Fisher’s Hotel, San José del Cabo, April 209, 1957. Photo by Howard E. Gulick.

 

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San José del Cabo downtown Plaza and Church August 2005 • Photo by Joseph A. Tyson

 

Palacio Municipal, downtown San José del Cabo, August 2005. Photo Joseph A. Tyson.
Palacio Municipal, downtown San José del Cabo, August 2005. Photo Joseph A. Tyson.

 

The Municipal Building or Town Hall of San José del Cabo. El  Ayuntamiento, calle Miguel Hidalgo en el centro de San José del Cabo. Photo © Bruce Herman c. 1998
The Municipal Building or Town Hall of San José del Cabo. El Ayuntamiento, calle Miguel Hidalgo en el centro de San José del Cabo. Photo © Bruce Herman c. 1998

 

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Palacio Municipal, The Municipal Building or Town Hall of San José del Cabo. El Ayuntamiento, calle Miguel Hidalgo en el centro de San José del Cabo. Photo taken June 22, 2015 © Joseph A. Tyson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palacio Municipal, downtown San José del Cabo, 2013.  © PhotoMexico.com
Palacio Municipal, downtown San José del Cabo, 2013. © PhotoMexico.com

Source: http://www.loscabosmagazine.com/2013/09/my-favorite-weekend-san-jose-del-cabo/

San Jose del Cabo, c. 1910http://raulverdugo.blogspot.mx/2012/06/san-jose-del-cabo-anuiti.html

San Jose del Cabo, c. 1910
http://raulverdugo.blogspot.mx/2012/06/san-jose-del-cabo-anuiti.html

La Misión Jesuita, se estableció por primera vez , cerca de la costa, donde los Josefinos, conocemos  el lugar como Las misiones, a un lado del cementerio actual de San Jose del Cabo,  pero pronto se trasladó ocho kilómetros  hacia el interior, hoy San José Viejo. 

The Jesuit Mission was first established near the coast, where the Josefinos, the place known as missions, aside from the current cemetery of San Jose del Cabo, but soon eight kilometers inland moved, now San José Viejo.
http://raulverdugo.blogspot.mx/2012/06/san-jose-del-cabo-anuiti.html

Cabo San Lucas 1951

cabo-san-lucas-bay-1951-gulickCabo San Lucas bay and what is now called Playa el Médano. The photo looks like it was taken from the top of the rock formations near land’s end. Photo by Howard E. Gulick.

Old Tuna Cannery

In 1917 an American company established floating plant for the exploitation of tuna, and ten years later the Marine Products Company was established.  1917 – Una compañía estadounidense estableció en 1917 una planta flotante para el aprovechamiento del atún, y diez años después se estableció la Compañía de Productos Marinos.   Source: http://raulverdugo.blogspot.mx/2011/08/cabo-san-lucas.html

Old tuna cannery 1966
Old tuna cannery 1966. Source: Three friends of Bette Sutherin.

 

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The old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas
La antigua planta empacadora de atún en Cabo San Lucas

 

Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo.
Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo. the name Paul Ames is barely visible on the print. Year unknown.
Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo. the name Paul Ames is barely visible on the print. Year unknown.
Old Tuna Cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Copy of print displayed on the wall at Latitude 22 The Roadhouse Cabo. the name Paul Ames is barely visible on the print. Year unknown.
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In this impressive photograph, which was taken at the beginning of the decade of the seventies of the twentieth century, we see the background tuna packer Pando, at the bottom the Finisterra hotel that was his huge beach watching the Pacific.

DSC09549It is indeed surprising to see detail this photograph was taken in 1970, although the date is not confirmed, I guess it will be in that year when it was taken. We clearly see the building occupied by the tuna cannery Pando and the few buildings that were in what is now the tourist marina of Cabo San Lucas, back is a warehouse, maybe it was part of the plant of Don Elias Pando. We reached the pier also served notice to the packing and would later be used for ferry service that existed between this point and Puerto Vallarta. We have been asked as then population centers that now make up the municipality of Los Cabos.

10542882_708543122559099_7200007118204188768_nSource:  http://vamonosalbable.blogspot.mx/2012/05/un-vistazo-cabo-san-lucas-en-1970.html

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Tuna Cannery circa 1960. Photo courtesy friends of PhotoMexico.com

 

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The Cabo San Lucas Cannery pier and harbor, circa 1977. Photo courtesy Latitude 22 Cabo.

 

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View of the old tuna cannery, circa 1960 to 70. Caption is about changes the names of the Cannery Beaches.

 

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Compañía de Productos Marinos, Cabo San Lucas. Date of photo unknown, but I think it is fairly recent.

What remains of the old tuna canning plant in Cabo San Lucas is merely a shell of its former self. Nearly destroyed by a hurricane in the 1940’s and rebuilt in the 1950’s the old building stands as piece of local history. The historic Cabo San Lucas tuna cannery in the photo above was built in 1927 and kept in operation until 1980.

The Old Tuna Cannery, Cabo San Lucas, April 19, 1957 Images by Howard E. Gulick

 

The old Cabo San Lucas tuna cannery and fishing pier. Photo February 1993 by Joseph A. Tyson.
View of the old Cabo San Lucas tuna cannery and fishing pier at the entrance to the marina. The fishing pier was destroyed by Hurricane Juliette in 2001 after being a landmark for 70 years. Photo February 1993  by Joseph A. Tyson.

 

Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo February 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson
Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo February 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson

 

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Remains of the old tuna packing plant in Cabo San Lucas.
Photo January 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson

 

Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo January 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson
Remains of the old tuna cannery in Cabo San Lucas. Photo January 2014 by Joseph A. Tyson