Your Cabo San Lucas itinerary likely includes plenty of beach time, tropical cocktails, and perhaps some golfing and shopping. While a history lesson may not be at the top of your vacation list, getting a glimpse into a place’s history and culture allows for a greater appreciation of the people and land.
If you find yourself with an hour or two of free time while in Cabo San Lucas, pop into the Museo de Historia Natural to see Cabo from another vantage point. This small but informative museum not only offers some interesting information on the people and land of Cabo, but it can also be a nice air-conditioned break from your day at the beach.
With such a nominal entrance fee, the Museo de Historia Natural is worth stop. Wide steps lead up to the quaint white building with arched doorway, through which you will find 7 rooms housing a variety of displays. Learn more about the geology of this region through rock displays and descriptions, as well as the region’s biodiversity with displays on the migration of dolphins and whales and the preservation of sea turtles. Most of the descriptions are conveniently translated into English. Skeletons of marine mammals, birds, and reptiles are present, as well as the remains of the skeleton of Pericú woman, an ethnic group that formerly inhabited the southern part of the Baja California peninsula. A combination of written and video displays keeps things interesting throughout your self-guided museum tour. This is one of the best museums in Cabo San Lucas!
Planning Your Excursion to the Museo de Historia Natural
The Museo de Historia Natural is located is downtown Cabo San Lucas just a couple of blocks inland from the marina in Plaza Amelia Wilkes. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The entry fee is 15 pesos, or about one USD. The museum can be contact at +(52) (624) 105-0661 with any questions you may have.
Nearby Cabo Attractions
Situated in a picturesque town square, Plaza Amelia Wilkes is a Cabo attraction in itself. The plaza was named after Cabeña Amelia Wilkes Ceseña, who dedicated her lifetime to strengthening the roots and history of the area. Beautifully tiled walkways provide a pleasant place for an afternoon stroll among native trees and flowers. With plenty of benches to stop and take a rest, you will often find locals and visitors alike pausing for an outdoor lunch or simply to soak in the moment in this open space. In addition to the museum, you will also find a centralized gazebo often used for events and entertainment, as well as the picturesque and oft-visited Church of Saint Luke across the street. On Friday evenings from 6pm-10pm, the sights and sounds take on a new energy with live music, local food vendors, and regional products for sale. Head to Plaza Amelia Wilkes to participate in one of the lively events held there or simply take a stroll through the area after visiting the Museo de Historia Natural or Church of Saint Luke. The beauty of Plaza Amelia Wilkes is evident simply for the everyday moments that are spent here.
From the plaza, enjoy easy access to other Cabo attractions such as the Cabo Marina, where you’ll find an abundance of shopping, dining, and excursion options. The quaint streets surrounding the plaza are also dotted with local restaurants that are well worth a visit, often offering a more authentic experience than what you’ll find in the larger businesses. Mi Casa is located just across the street and has been serving traditional Mexican cuisine in Cabo for over 20 years. Mi Casa offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with the outdoor patio creating a lovely dining setting. A garden-like setting lush with plants and trees strung with lanterns create a welcome eating space outdoors. Colorful chairs and tables contrasting with the stone courtyard make this a unique space to enjoy seafood and Mexican dishes. The tortilla soup and fish tacos are both favorites here, perfect for enjoying alongside one of Mi Casa’s refreshing margaritas. The popular Cabo Wabo Cantina is another restaurant that is just a short walk away from the plaza.
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