Playa Barco Varado or Shipwreck Beach Cabo

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Playa Barco Varado (stranded or aground frigate or boat) or Shipwreck Beach is named after the wreck of the Inari Maru 10, a Japanese tuna boat that ran aground in 1966. Prior to approximately 2005 this old wreck was removed when he Golf Course and Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Hotel was completed.

The Inari Maru 10, was a Japanese tuna boat ran aground in 1966 at Cabo San Lucas. The photo is from 1968. This area today is known as Playa Barco Varado or Shipwreck Beach.
The Inari Maru 10, was a Japanese tuna boat ran aground in 1966 at Cabo San Lucas. The photo is from 1968. This area today is known as Playa Barco Varado or Shipwreck Beach.

 

Two local businessmen and tow others looking at the grounded ship at Playa Barco Varado. Photo by Al Tetzlaff

Two local businessmen and two others looking at the grounded ship at Playa Barco Varado. Photo by Al Tetzlaff

 

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Photo credited to Sea of Cortez by Ray Cannon. People in the photo are identified as: Bud Parr, Luis Coppola, Felipe and Ito Okada. Photo marked as 1966. Photo by Al Tetzlaff

 

Old shipwreck on Playa Barco Varado on the Corridor in Cabo San Lucas. Photo taken November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson
Old shipwreck on Playa Barco Varado on the Corridor in Cabo San Lucas. Photo taken November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson

 

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Old shipwreck on Playa Barco Varado on the Corridor in Cabo San Lucas. Photo taken November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson. Today the remains of this shipwreck have been removed.


Photograph of Shipwreck Beach (Playa Barco Varado) were taken during November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson

Photograph of Shipwreck Beach (Playa Barco Varado) were taken during November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson

 

Photograph of Shipwreck Beach (Playa Barco Varado) were taken during November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson

Photograph of Shipwreck Beach (Playa Barco Varado) were taken during November 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson

 

None of the wreck remains. Families will enjoy exploring the tidal pools, and swimming is possible, too, but not recommended for small children. Access: A long drive in from the highway, enter the beach on the southwest side of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort and Spa in Cabo del Sol at Kilometer 10.
Today none of the wreck remains. This photo was taken September 2005. Families will enjoy exploring the tidal pools, and swimming is possible, too, but not recommended for small children. Access: A long drive in from the highway, enter the beach on the southwest side of the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort and Spa in Cabo del Sol at Kilometer 10.

More information at this link.
http://www.cabosanlucasbeaches.com/shipwreck-beach/

Estuary of San Jose del Cabo

Estero de San José del Cabo
The estuary was called Aguada Segura, or certain watering place, by the Spanish sailors and was the only fresh water source in the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula.

San José del Cabo Estuary, Estero de San José del Cabo, Photo  circa 2008, by Francisco Estrada – PhotoMexico.com

 

Kayaking along the Estuary in San José del Cabo • Photo taken 1997  © Bruce Herman
Kayaking along the Estuary in San José del Cabo • Photo taken 1997 © Bruce Herman

 

Estero de San José del Cabo Anuiti (fresh water estuary).  Photo October 1989 © Joseph A. Tyson
Estero de San José del Cabo Anuiti (fresh water estuary). Photo October 1989 © Joseph A. Tyson

 

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The fresh water Estuary in San Jose del Cabo. Estero de San José del Cabo. Photo taken October 1989 by Joseph A. Tyson.

 

The San José del Cabo Estuary. Photo by Bruce Herman
The San José del Cabo Estuary. Photo by Bruce Herman – Los Cabos Magazine Post Card #160

Hotel Cabo San Lucas

Update September 2012: Construction is once again underway on this project. Aerial view of Chileno Beach and Bay, Cabo San Lucas Tourist Corridor.
Update September 2012: Construction is once again underway on this project. Aerial view of Chileno Beach and Bay, Cabo San Lucas Tourist Corridor. Photo Joseph A. Tyson

 

Aerial view of Hotel Cabo San Lucas, March 1993.  Photo by Joseph A. Tyson
Aerial view of Hotel Cabo San Lucas, March 1993.
Photo by Joseph A. Tyson

 

Post card of Chileno Beach showing part of Hotel Cabo San Lucas. Photo Joseph A. Tyson
Post card of Chileno Beach showing part of Hotel Cabo San Lucas. Photo Joseph A. Tyson

Cabo San Lucas Bay Then and Now

Cabo San Lucas Bay and shoreline in 1951 and  similar view of the bay and shoreline in 2009 with five cruise ships in the bay.

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

 

The first time five cruise ships were in Cabo San Lucas Bay at the same time. September 28, 2009. Photo by Joseph A. Tyson
The first time five cruise ships were in Cabo San Lucas Bay at the same time. September 28, 2009. Photo by Joseph A. Tyson