Los Cabos Sportfishing

If you’ve ever had a friend promise you an outing where you’d catch a ton of fish, you probably wrote it off as an old-fashioned fish tale. But when it comes to the waters of Los Cabos you shouldn’t make that assumption. Just ask angler Richard Biehl who came close to the mark in 2011 fishing off the shores of Cabo San Lucas when he caught a 1,213-pound blue marlin. That’s right, nearly two-thirds of a ton off of one fish! Diehl caught the monster 11 foot, four-inch fish from the decks of the Go Deep, and it took 28 hours to land it. He later said, “It was the greatest experience of my life. I travel all around the world, Africa, Asia and nothing comes close to this.”

Just in case, you’re writing this off as an anomaly, you need to know that Los Cabos anglers routinely land 600 plus pound blue, black, and striped marlin. And even when the Giants aren’t hitting, you can make your ton in other ways. In December of 2007, Team Reelaxe caught and released 330 striped marlins over the course of a two-day tournament, setting a record by catching 190 of them in a single day.

That’s fishing Los Cabos, home of the longstanding Bisbee Black & Blue Tournament, site of the world’s richest and largest tuna tournament, a place renowned not only for billfish, but for yellowfin, Mahi, mackerel, grouper, snapper, and more.

Los Cabos perches at the tip of Baja Peninsula and is made up of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo which nestle at the union of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Because the region offers beautiful weather year-round in combination with the abundance of its surrounding waters, it has long been a favorite of both professional and amateur anglers. It was, in fact, those waters that drove novelist John Steinbeck to write in Log from the Sea of Cortez, “One who was born by the ocean or has associated with it cannot ever be quite content away from it for very long.” And for hundreds of years, sport fishermen have not been able to stay away from the riches of Los Cabos.

As early as the 19th century, famed western writer Zane Grey described fishing in Los Cabos as an unparalleled experience. Indeed, he went as far as purchasing a 190-foot, three-masted sailing sloop he named The Fisherman and from which he operated two smaller vessels, which he stocked with premium tackle for the billfishing he so loved. Grey became a staunch advocate for fishing in the area and pushed changes that affect anglers today.

While amateurs can fish year-round and can charter anything from a 22-foot panga for a day experience to a luxury cruiser replete with well-appointed sleeping cabins and hi-tech fishing equipment, fishing is big business in Los Cabos. The biggest draws to the professional community and to avid amateurs are the major tournaments hosted each year.

Things kick off in August with the Bisbee East Cape Tournament, a 3-day event that includes marlin, sailfish tuna, and dorado. But it’s October when things get really heated. The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament (also known as Little Bisbee) has become the warm-up event to the Black & Blue and offers a laid-back social atmosphere where friends can meet up to share tales of fishing adventures. Later, in November, the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot offers a wind-down to the most hectic part of the season and boasts big prizes for the tuna-angling community.

But the main event is sandwiched in between Little Bisbee and the Tuna Jackpot. In late October, thousands of visitors crowd the docks of Cabo San Lucas to watch the weigh-ins for one of the biggest, oldest, and most exciting billfish tournaments in the world. Bisbee’s Black and Blue Tournament began in 1981 as a six-team tournament with a $10,000 prize. Today, the event includes more than 150 teams yearly and boasts prizes in the millions.



Whether you’re a pro or an amateur saltwater angler, your fishing bucket list wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Los Cabos. Plan a trip down to charter out to the Santa Maria Canyon where marlin, tuna, and Mahi school. Drop a line at the 1150 Bank, where you might have an encounter not just with the usual suspects but with the speedie mako shark. Or for the diehard, the adventurous, and the starry-eyed, set your sights on one of Los Cabos major tournaments, where it might be you, who, as Jimmy Buffett sings it, “loads the last ton.” 

Ivan Young is a writer from Happy Writers, Co. & The Agency Los Cabios in partnership with Silver Superstore, a designer silverware wholesaler.

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Los Cabos Art Walk Nights

Have you found yourself in Los Cabos, Mexico, looking for a fresh way to spend your evening? Worry not – there are two art-based walking activities that are sure to keep you entertained. 

From chatting to local artists and musicians to sampling some culinary delights, the art walks in Los Cabos are a peaceful stroll through the less-explored back streets of the city.

San Jose Del Cabo Art Walk – Thursdays

All throughout the peak tourism season of November – June, the Gallery District Association in San Jose Del Cabo organized a weekly art walk. It is held every Thursday evening between 5-9 pm.

The San Jose Del Cabo art walk is great for anyone who appreciates art or just wants to explore the deeper culture of the area. You will drift away from the Main Square and begin discovering the local galleries. 

Stop for a drink or a bite to eat at one of Baja California Sur’s leading establishments, including the likes of Baja Brewing Company. Enjoy classic Mexican cuisine in the heart of the Gallery District at La Lupita Taco & Mezcal. 

With the ever-increasing popularity of the Thursday art walk drawing larger numbers of crowds, you might be lucky enough to encounter a local artist unveiling a new work of art for the first time. There should be plenty of opportunities for you to chat with local artists and get a feel for what makes the Gallery District’s art culture so unique.

Viva La Plaza! Art Walk – Fridays

Cabo San Lucas also offers its own art walk – it centers around Plaza Amelia Wilkes between 5 pm and 9 pm on Friday nights.

The ‘Viva La Plaza’ art walk in Cabo San Lucas plays out on the main town square which is named after the first woman to hold political office in the region of Baja California Sur. 

Featuring a beautifully renovated central gazebo, a natural history museum, and plenty of street art. The indoor gallery space might not compare to the art walk of San Jose Del Cabo, but ‘Viva La Plaza!’ is just as magical.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at ‘Viva La Plaza’:

  • Contemporary art
  • Traditional bead art
  • Folkloric dancing in front of the museum – a nod to the rich variety of Mexican cultures
  • Mi Casa – a restaurant offering simple but delicious Mexican cuisine
  • Invita Bistro – a restaurant offering Italian specialties
  • The rolling hills of surrounding countryside, Pedregal
  • Cabo Coffee Company – an air-conditioned café to enjoy a quick caffeine hit

This is truly a vibrant celebration every Friday night, with a huge variety of cultures mixing to share art, music and dance.

Photo credit cabosanlucasblog.info

Jack Vale is a writer from Happy Writers, Co. in partnership with The Agency Los Cabos and artisanal furniture retailer Bauhaus2YourHouse.

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Neighborhood Luxury Amenities

Los Cabos High-End Neighborhood Amenities

Living in Los Cabos is a dream for many people. With so many beautiful communities to choose from and with luxurious neighborhoods, the dream of moving to Los Cabos is a very achievable one. Year-round shine, beautiful beaches, fantastic ocean views, and a mecca for culture and cuisine, Los Cabos is a popular destination for more than one reason. 

If you’re thinking about moving to Los Cabos, consider one of these high-end neighborhoods and all they have to offer for your new – exciting – lifestyle. 

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Time and Again

Time and again, dear reader, blog after blog, you are asked to envision your perfect dream home among all the Real Estate that Cabo San Lucas offers. You are presented with beautiful photos of Cabo that entice and, sometimes, beguile.  As humans, it is in our nature to dream and many of us DREAM BIG.

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Los Cabos is the most know destination of the Baja Peninsula, followed by Valle de Guadalupe, but there is so much to see along the 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) in between. My parents started vacationing in Cabo San Lucas in the early 1980s; in January 1990, they moved permanently and have resided there since. Being avid travelers, my parents would take my brother and me on road trips from Los Cabos, sometimes as far north as Tofino, on Vancouver Island. As my brother and I got older, my family exchanged the long road trips for shorter flights to more distant destinations.  

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