The First Golf Strokes in Los Cabos

The First Golf Strokes in Los Cabos

A bit of early history of Golf in Los Cabos. This information was gathered from the sources listed at the end of this page. The early black and white images from Los Cabos are very interesting.

The practice of golf in Los Cabos began long before the tourist development. In the middle of the last century, a boy named Parna Ceseña arrived from the United States to spend vacations with his relatives in San José del Cabo.

San Jose del Cabo early image
San Jose del Cabo early image – Embarcadeo

However, the game of golf was played here long before the development of tourism. In the middle of the last century, a young boy from the United States named Parna Ceseña came to spend his vacations with his relatives in San Jose del Cabo.

Parna began to inspect the ground. After a few paces he stopped and said, “It will be here.” He extracted a golf club from one bag and something that looked like a turtle egg from a smaller bag. He squatted, swept the ground with his hand and placed the ball. He stood up, took a stance and hit the ball with the club sending it far away.
Mr. Hector Green Miranda, mayor of San Jose del Cabo, recalled that golf was also played at the beach on a piece of land called “El Salitral,” where the first airplane had landed, and where today, the Puerto Los Cabos marina is located.

Sources listed below. More images available to view:

Culture of Cabo Museum of Natural History

Culture of Cabo: A Q&A with Director of the Cabo San Lucas Museum of Natural History. 

Article written by Chris Sands. Originally posted on Jun 20, 2016.  Reposted February 28, 2018 to accommodate new site format.

Roberto Cuétara has been working in museums for more than 50 years, and anyone who has visited cultural heritage sites in Baja California Sur–from Loreto to La Paz to Los Cabos–has almost certainly been exposed, knowingly or not, to his very fine informational guides and three-dimensional exhibits. He’s currently director at the Museo de Historia Natural de Cabo San Lucas, one of the Land’s End City’s most notable cultural attractions.

The museum, which originally opened on October 9, 2006, is the repository of an enormous amount of knowledge about the area and its inhabitants, a treasure trove of fossils and old photographs. Exhibit halls guide visitors through the long history of the region, from primitive tools excavated at local beaches to a two million year old zebra fossil found in the nearby Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. It is, suffice it to say, an essential stop for anyone interested in the history and heritage of Cabo San Lucas, not to mention an invaluable resource for local schoolchildren.

I recently sat down with the esteemed curator to discuss the history of the museum, and, as its 10th anniversary approaches, its future.

Roberto Cuetara, Director of the Museo de Historia Natural de Cabo San Lucas.
Roberto Cuétara’s 50+ year career in museums includes a current position as Director of the Museo de Historia Natural de Cabo San Lucas.


Article by Chris Sands, Cabo San Lucas, continues on Los Cabos Guide.

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Cabo San Lucas Father Of Sportfishing

Cabo San Lucas Father Of Sportfishing

Don Luis Bulnes Molleda

By Gary Graham – Mar 16, 2017

Excerpt below courtesy Gary Graham

Standing in the midst of the thriving IGY Marina, shrouded in darkness as small pangas dart to and fro crossing the wakes of both modest sportfishers and mega yachts heading out for the day’s fishing in the fertile waters surrounding Baja’s tip, it’s difficult to imagine that in 1955 Cabo San Lucas was a “Cannery Town” — population about 100.

Cabo San Lucas Marina and Breathless Resort 2017
Cabo San Lucas Marina and Breathless Resort 2017. Photo Tyson

That was the year Don Luis Bulnes Molleda and his wife Conchita accepted the assignment and transferred to Cabo from Ensenada to assume the operation of the Empresas Panado tuna cannery, the only tuna cannery throughout Latin America.

Born on August 25, 1928 in Llivia, a village on the coast of Spain, Bulnes immigrated to Mexico City on June 5, 1948 for a job as a warehouse helper working with Myrurgia Perfumes and Colognes, a subsidiary of Pando. Although he found the metropolitan city exciting, it was also overwhelming.

His future wife, Conchita, the third of four children of Maria Ausencia Hernández and Francisco Malo Sautto, was born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and attended the primary and secondary schools in San Luis Potosí, where her love of music blossomed. Lacking a piano, she improvised, using tableware to create an imaginary keyboard. Realizing her passion for music, her parents surprised her with her first piano. Later, Conchita enrolled in the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City where she wrote the music and lyrics of the first of many compositions.

Excerpt above courtesy: Gary Graham
Cabo San Lucas Father Of Sportfishing
By Gary Graham – Mar 16, 2017