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Los Cabos is a municipality located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. It encompasses the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo (the municipal seat), as well as the Resort Corridor that lies between the two. The area's economy, like many resort areas in Mexico, was based on fishing but is now geared towards tourism, though sport fishing and golf are the area's main attractions. Also tourists can enjoy watching whales. Whales visit the area in winter due to the warm waters.
The municipality had a population of 238,487 inhabitants according to the 2010 census. It has an area of 3,451.51 square kilometres (1,332.64 sq mi).
In June 2012, Los Cabos hosted the G-20 summit.
The annual average temperature is 78 °F (26 °C). From October to April the temperature is between 78 °F (26 °C) and 82 °F (28 °C) during the day and between 57 °F (14 °C) and 62 °F (17 °C) at night. The rest of the year temperatures may go over 100 °F (38 °C) during the day and between 70 °F (21 °C) and 85 °F (29 °C) at night. Los Cabos is said to have over 300–350 sunny days per year, with a rainfall rate of less than 10 inches (25 cm), which mostly comes during the hurricane season from August to October.
El Arco, commonly called "the Arch", is a real reference point in Los Cabos and is only reachable by boat. Just south of the Arch is Land's End, a rock that juts over the water. This is the last instance of land in Cabo marking the end of Baja California and the beginning of continuous open waters southward.
The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:
|Name||2010 Census Population|
|San José del Cabo||69,788|
|Cabo San Lucas||68,463|
|Colonia del Sol||48,032|
|San José Viejo||7,222|
- Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI)
- Baja California Sur Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal (INAFED)