San Jose del Cabo & Cabo San Lucas

Garland Thomas and Juno Yoon

Name of the Place

The name of San Jose Del Cabo is named after St. Joseph. It commemorates Joseph, the dad of Jesus. The name of Cabo San Lucas represents the name of St. Luke. The name commemorates Luke the Evangelist, one of the Four Evangelists. The name is like that because 83.9% of Mexicans identify themselves as Catholics. The word Cabo means "cape" in Spanish. These two places are known as Los Cabos.

Location of the Place

San Jose del Cabo- 23.0614° N, 109.9156° W
Cabo San Lucas- 22.8897° N, 109.9156° W

San Jose del Cabo is located east of Cabo San Lucas. They are located in the southern tip of Baja California Sur

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Population

The population of Los Cabos exceeds over 180,000 people. However, it is rare to find a person that was born and raised in the city. The reason why is because the place is very touristic, and a lot of foreigners live there.

Climate

The average temperature of San Jose del Cabo is 23.8° C, with an average high temperature of 30.1° C, and an average low temperature of 17.5° C.

The average temperature of Cabo San Lucas is 23° C, with an average high temperature of 29.9° C, and an average low temperature of 18° C.

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Biodiversity

In Los Cabos, you can find many types of animals and plants. You can find the gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), two dozen species of dolphins and whales, the elephant seal (Mirounga), Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi), many types of fish, abundant types of birds, reptiles and amphibians, sea turtles, and sea snakes. Some of the whale include the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), the sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis), and orcas (Orcinus Orca). The dolphins include the spinner dolphin (stenella longirostris), spotted dolphin (stenella frontalis), and the endangered vaquita dolphin (phocoena sinus).

The flora in Los Cabos include:

  • Cardón (Pachycereus Pringlei)
  • Maguey (Agave Americana)
  • Cirio (Fouquieria Columnaris)
Among several many others.

Why is this area important?

Los Cabos has been rated as one of the five preferred of tourist destinations. Los Cabos is known by the big and beautiful beaches there are, Cabos is a place where there is a lot of marine life and activities you can do like scuba diving or go to the sea arch.


Is it a natural protected area?

Los Cabos is a natural protected area because the city has great riches of natural land and animals. In Los Cabos, there are many activities that include natural places. Los Cabos is a place where tourist go because of aquaculture and others activities.


If so, why is it protected?

The reefs fish and marine flora are joined by gray and humpback whales from December to April. Sometimes, killer whales, dolphins, and pilot whales are found close to them. That is not the end. Marlins, sailfish, swordfish, dorados, rooster fish, and tarpons live in complete peace

Opinion

We think that this place will tell us more about how we should take care of animals. Here, you can see many animals, and some are endangered. It is important for us to protect the nature because it is part of our daily life. We always interact with wildlife. This trip will re-enforce our culture of to conserve our natural resources by teaching us to protect our environment
Los Cabos - The Official Video 2010

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