Los Cabos (the capes) is a large municipality spanning the East and West Capes at the tip of the state of Baja California Sur. Los Cabos is located 900 miles southeast of San Diego, California. The Tropic of Cancer crosses the peninsula 50 miles north of Land's End. The two main tourist areas of Los Cabos are Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. In the 1950s, Hollywood celebrities flew down to Cabo in private planes to fish. The two-lane paved highway from Tijuana opened in 1974, and tourists began discovering the secret of Los Cabos.
There are three distinct areas of Los Cabos: Cabo San Lucas at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula, the Los Cabos Corridor and San Jose Del Cabo.
This is one of the very few "Tropical Deserts" in the world - only 7 inches of rain a year, and no rainy season, virtually a sun-guarantee, with relatively low humidity compared with other tropical areas due to the absence of rain, and the influence of cooler Pacific breezes. This and close proximity, more than anything else, has been the reason for Cabo's popularity.