Los Cabos lost one of his founding fathers when Don Luis Bulnes Molleda died at age 83 in a hospital in Los Angeles, US  on October 10, 2011.

Don Luis Bulnes is the mastermind behind the Solmar empire which includes the “Solmar Beach Club Resort” “Playa Grande Resort”, “Hotel Quinta del Sol”, the “Solmar Sport fishing” fleet and the restaurants “El Galeon”, “La Fonda”, “Hacienda el Coyote” and “Romeo y Julieta”.

He arrived to Cabo San Lucas with his bride Conchita in 1955, to an obscure fisherman town with 400 inhabitants, no paved roads, electricity or restaurants. Despite the desolating welcome, Don Luis Bulnes saw the potential and helped turn Los Cabos into one of Mexico best destinations.

In 1969 joined forces with Luis Coppola and started the construction of the Hotel Finisterra, a few months later he sold his interest  and started the first phase of the “Solmar Beach Club Resort”.

He was also a great advocate of responsible fishing and his employees remember him as wonderful boss, many of them have been with Don Luis since the very beginning.

If you wish to know about the influence of Don Luis  on the sport fishing in Cabo, there is a great piece of mexfish.com entitled “Luis Bulnes and the Marlin that Changed Cabo San Lucas”.

For a more detailed profile and background of Don Luis as a developer I invite you to read Sandra Berry’s interview in 2007 here.
Rest in peace Don Luis.
Source: https://alegranzavacations.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/cabo-pioneer-dies-rest-in-peace-don-luis-bulnes-molleda/