What do you usually do on your vacation? Have you ever left a place knowing you’ve tried all the tours and activities, but feeling like you don’t know more about the place and its culture?
One way to make your visit to Los Cabos more special is knowing about the culture, rather than simply observing it.
Visit some of its local museums to learn about the history of this surprising destination full of magic, culture and legacy.
Next 3 must see museums in Los Cabos.
1- NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF CABO SAN LUCAS
At the beginning, the facilities used to be an elementary school called Article 123 United Nations. Nowadays, it has scientific collections of paleobotany, geology, paleo-biology and paleo-anthropology, with remains of marine mammals, birds and reptiles.
It is conformed by seven rooms such as the history room, where you can see the instruments of the sailors, the archeology area where the vestiges of the skeleton of a Pericú woman, an ethnic group that inhabited the southern part of the peninsula of Baja California, the biodiversity room that has a great representation of the sea life, information about the migration of dolphins and whales as well as the preservation of the sea turtle, the astronomy area , the geology room, paleontology room, and a temporary exhibition hall.
Address: Plaza Amelia Wilkes, Cabo San Lucas Centro, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
2- SILVER ROUTE MUSEUM
The Museo Ruta de Plata—a historical mining museum and regional interpretive center—is located in the Mexican village of El Triunfo.
Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich mining heritage and settlement of this region, this private museum focuses on the period between 1750 and 1930. The Ruta de Plata region encompasses the entire Cape Region on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.
See the 1866 map below. Bringing history to life, our emphasis is on the La Paz Municipality, the 4th largest municipality by area in Mexico, and includes villages, towns and countryside spanning the width of the peninsula, from the Pacific Coast across to the Gulf of California.
Address: Calle Ayuntamiento (Progreso y Márquez de León), El Triunfo, Baja California Sur, 23210, MÉXICO
3- REGIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTROPHOLOGY AND HISTORY OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
The Regional Museum of Anthropology and History of Baja California Sur was inaugurated in March of 1981. It has an extension of 500 m2, and offers to visitors a tour that explains the evolution of Las Palmas culture through paleontological, archaeological and historic collections.
It has an important collection of fossils that allows us to understand the natural diversity that has existed in the Baja Californian peninsula since 60 million of years ago.
The exhibition includes stones with inscriptions, books of the missions, local crafts, details of pearl diving and copper and gold mining, as well as weapons and objects from the time when Baja Californians defended their land against foreign invasions.
It has a hall for temporary exhibitions, a library and a bookstore. It offers guided visits.
Having the intention to experience the culture and learning about Los Cabos history and culture is the difference between a tourist vacation and getting a taste of life as a local.