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
Photographs and images of the arch at Cabo San Lucas from various sources and years.
Photo by Max Miller or George Lindsay, 1943, from the book “Land Where Time Stands Still”.
rawing of the arch and land’s end rock formations at Cabo San Lucas by John Ross Browne in the year 1867 or 1868 D
El Arco (Arch) Cabo San Lucas 1851
Post card of the arch and rock formations at Land’s End Cabo by Francisco Aramburo. Circa 1965.
Land’s End Cabo San Lucas. Photo © 1991 Joseph A. Tyson
Land’s End Cabo San Lucas, arch formation, circa 1992. Photo © Joseph A. Tyson
Cabo arch at sunset 2014
Tarjetas postales por Francisco Aramburo, La Paz, BCS. We estimate the dates of these post cards circa 1965 to 1980. These were purchased in Cabo San Lucas many years ago, but some of them may still be available. The images on the page courtesy of and copyright Francisco Aramburo. All rights reserved.
FA-549 • Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur • C. 1980’s © Francisco Aramburo. Una vista del embarcadero, con lanchas preparadas para llevar visitantes a admirar el Arco de San Lucas y los lobos marinos. View of pier at Cabo San Lucas with boats prepared to take visitors to see the Arch and sea lions.
FA-454 – Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur Vista panorámica de la risueña población de Cabo San Lucas captada por la mañana desde el Pedregal. Colorful Cabo San Lucas, as seen in the morning from the Pedregal.
FA-454 – Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Foto: © F. Aramburo. Vista panorámica de la risueña población de Cabo San Lucas captada por la mañana desde el Pedregal. Colorful Cabo San Lucas, as seen in the morning from the Pedregal.
FA-451- Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur Monumento erigido a la entrada del pueblo representando el famoso Arco de San Lucas, que simbólicamente une el Océano Pacifico con el Golfo de California. A monument at the town´s entrance representing famous arch of Cabo San Lucas, “A gate between two seas.” Foto: © Francisco. Aramburo.
This monument was removed when the Par Vial project was underway in Cabo San Lucas during 2008 and 2009. It was located in front of Pepe’s Tacos, Larazro Cardenas and
20 de Noviembre.
FA-528 – Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur Tranquilas aguas de la marina, sobre las que se reflejan las blancas lanchas de pesca deportiva. Al fondo destaca airosamente la silueta del moderno Hotel Hacienda. Peaceful waters of the Marina, reflecting the fishing boats. In the background modern Hotel Hacienda can be seen. Foto: F. Aramburo.
Aerial photo of Cabo San Lucas by Francisco Aramburo – Fechada 18 de Octubre 1967
Aerial view of Land’s End Cabo San Lucas and part of Medano Beach. Post Card FA-225, circa 1965 by Francisco Aramburo.
Neptune’s Finger, Cabo San Lucas. Photo by Francisco Aramburo, c1965
Back of post card. Neptune’s Finger, Cabo San Lucas. Photo by Francisco Aramburo, c1965
Post card image by Francisco Aramburo of the stone arch at Cabo San Lucas. Photo circa 1970.
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. 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).
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.
Reference 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.