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December 21, 2009updated Feb 11, 2013

The Historic Heart of Los Cabos

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Renowned for its pristine beaches, fabulous spas and acclaimed golf options, the rich culture of Los Cabos has made the destination an ideal choice among sophisticated travelers and talented artists alike. From the historic art district of San Jose del Cabo to the private artwork showcased in many of the top resorts, Los Cabos’ art scene is truly coming-of age.

The historic and charming town of San Jose del Cabo has become a mecca for art galleries and prominent artists to showcase their wares throughout the many galleries and studios. Private art galleries that dot the charming streets of San Jose del Cabo entice both leisure travelers as well as art lovers who have sought out Los Cabos as the perfect destination to shop for both international and local art.

Exclusive to San Jose del Cabo is the Thursday evening Art Walk, complete with a taste of local cuisine and special wine pairings, perfect for art enthusiasts looking to experience original paintings and handcrafted sculptures. The Art Walk takes place every Thursday night in San Jose’s historic art district, from 5 pm – 9 pm during the months of November – May. For more information on weekly art events in San Jose del Cabo, visit

Many of Los Cabos’ premier properties have embraced the cultural and artistic flavors of this extraordinary destination by displaying art and distinctive furnishings created by local artisans and renowned Mexican and international artists.

Multi-colored, culturally themed paintings by Mexican master Rodrigo Pimental, a bronze mermaid sculpture by noted American sculptor Deloss McGraw and large colorful tiled murals by acclaimed Mexican artist Fernando Andriacci adorn the lobby and public corridors of the luxurious Las Ventanas al Paraiso.

Paintings and sculptures by celebrated Mexican artist, Yuri Zatarain, are on display in every guestroom and all public spaces of the fashionable Me Cabo. Each guest room at the Marquis Los Cabos features original Mexican paintings from the celebrated Mexican artist Augustin Castro Lopez and furnishings from different regions of Mexico. Original statues by Jorge Marin are located in the hotels lobby and pool area.

To enhance the properties spectacular coastal views and contemporary interiors, Esperanza assembled a gallery showcasing contemporary paintings and sculptures. Some of the artists represented at Esperanza include Mexican expressionists Gabriela Villarreal Santos, Elisa Pasquel and Lupina Flores, and renowned sculptures, Ricardo Regazzoni and Yvonne Domenge.

Families, honeymooners, mature travelers, golfers, eco-tourists, artists, photographers, sightseers and others find what they are looking for when they visit Los Cabos. Located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos offers travelers an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. cities.

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