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Mexico's Los Cabos is a Traveler's Delight

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Travelers to Mexico's Los Cabos will find an area where the past meets the present to create a heritage of tourism and something for everyone

Since its' discovery in 1533 by explorer Hernan Cortes the area is enjoying the present through planned tourism management that focuses on the history of the area as well as what is available now.

Since the 1930's the area began attracting tourists interested in the excellent fishing and by the 1950's the rich and famous along with Hollywood's biggest stars were making Los Cabos the place to go and be seen. That tradition continues today.

In 1974 Mexico's investment agency FONATUR developed a master plan to transform the area from just a vacation destination to a world-class resort.

Those efforts have progressed so that today Los Cabos features 5-star hotels, PGA championship golf courses, gourmet cuisine, designer boutiques, Marlin Capital of the World, The World's Aquarium and more to come.

Today tourists will find seven major points of interest - golf, fishing, the Sea of Cortez, eco-adventures, spas, food and shopping.

Ruben Reachi Lugo, Secretary of Tourism, Baja California Sur, says "Baja California Sur is rapidly becoming one of the most important golf destinations in Latin America and has long been recognized for the best sport fishing in the world. All this is complemented by a framework of beautiful landscapes and sunsets that are reflected in the magnificent Pacific Ocean and the tranquil Sea of Cortez, named by Jacques Cousteau as 'The World's Aquarium'."

You can create your own golf "field of dreams" on Los Cabos' 10 luxurious courses that offer golfers almost 200 seaside and desert holes. Without a doubt this area offers world-class golf at its finest.

If you are looking to fish, then Los Cabos is the number one "Marlin Capital of the World" where during peak months of May, June, December and January you can pull in prime catches of sailfish, dorado, shark, swordfish and yellowfin tuna.

And if it's underwater beauty you are looking for then Mexico invites you to dive their "aquarium" - the Sea of Cortez where you will see loggerhead sea turtles, manta rays, migrating whales, sea lions and an ongoing stream of tropical fish.

Most popular dive sites are Cabo Pulmo, El Arco, Santa Maria,the Chileno, Piedra Pelicano and Dedo de Neptuno.

For earth-bound adventurers there are plenty of mountains, nature sanctuaries, canyons and riverbeds.

And after a day of outdoors activity you can treat yourself to some of the most luxuriant and "magical" spas offering a variety of treatments, some based on ancient Aztec and Mayan traditions.

And when your body needs recharging you will find some of the best food in Cabos' renowned resorts offering up 5-star dining experiences combining pre-Columbian and Spanish flavors.

Los Cabos is also a shoppers paradise with everything from high-end shops to handcrafted items made by locals.

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