When you travel to Los Cabos you have the tremendous opportunity to step in a territory that used to be homeland of the ancient tribe denominated as Pericues.
Los Cabos is composed primarily of two towns: San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas , linked by a 20 - mile corridor line . The Pericues named San Jose d el Cabo as Añuiti (place full of reeds) and Cabo San Lucas as Yenecamú (place between two waters).
We are facing a transcendental fact: t he general belief was that the American continent was populated by Siberians who came to North America across the Bering. The findings of the analysis of Pericu es skulls indicate that these aborigines were not descendants of the Siberians since their skulls are long and narrow while the main characteristics of a Siberian skull are known its roundness and broadness.
Thanks to these results, now the theory is that the Pericues Tribe may have gotten to America's western coast navigating from island to island in canoes, parting from Polynesia and Asia, in times when the sea level was lower.
Let' s imagine how life used to be in this paradise where since ancient times the ocean and the desert have delivered a unique atmosphere. Next, you’ ll find relevant information about so important link with the past.
1 - The territories known today as Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo were aboriginally inhabited by the Pericues . Although the oldest Pericues remains found are dated at 3,000 years before present, archaeological evidence extends as far back as 11,000 years ago.
It is estimated that around 5000 Pericues thrived in t he area by the time the Spanish first arrived in 1534.
2 - The Pericues were taller and stronger than the average mainland Mexican inhabitants and their society possessed sophisticated maritime technology, making use of wooden rafts and double - bladed paddles.
3 - Pericues were constantly armed with bow s, arrows and staves of fire - hardened hardwood with sharpened points, and harpoons. Skull examinations suggest they were customary divers.
4 - Their skull morphology and recent genetic studies strengthen the theory that the Pericues did not originate in Northern Asia, where some experts believed Native Americans first came from. Instead, the Pericues are closer to the ancient populations of southern Asia, Australia, and the South Pacific Rim.
5 - They were grouped in squadrons and led by a chief or capt ain, and they painted their bodies in several colors and wore small feather head pieces.
6 - Their primary diet was composed by fish, shellfish and marine mammals from the plentiful waters of the southern Gulf of California and was complemented with overland resources such as deer, small game, wild seeds, pitaya, agave, and wild plums.
7 - They dwelled in caves, roofless rock shelters or ramada covers, dominated the fire, made use of stone grinding basins, sewn palm containers and coiled basketry. Women covered their body with a cloak and skirt apparel and men went nude, often with their bodies entirely painted. Both sexes wore long hair.
8 - In our immense and marvelous world, our ancestors left a historical legacy that inspires astonishment: the roc k paintings. You can be part of this stunning tour with Cabo Expeditions .
After your hotel pickup, you’ll be provided with a safety briefing, ATV testing, and outfitted with the equipment needed for your adventure. The tour starts with a traditional Mexican breakfast… fruit, juice, and delicious burritos.
Follow an expert guide from your own ATV. He will lead the way through Si erra la Laguna and its mountain, and canyons with hidden treasures surrounding you. After 25 minutes of breathtaking and thrilling terrains, get ready for the walk to the rock paints.
The encounter with the rock paintings is a spiritual journey to our earliest beginnings and it’s crowned b y a unique experience: a beautiful and peaceful stream where you could take a dive in as a reward of a day fulfilled with excitement!
Before you go
Los Cabos is a top - notch destination surrounded by endless landscapes, fascinating seascapes, and is a strong Mother Nature’s guardian that protects fiercely its legacy. There’s around 200 archeological sites along Baja California Sur.