The story behind the name of The Office
Once upon a time in the decade of the 70’s, when our peninsula was a remote and isolated place and a few visitors came to the region, the first —and at that time the only— palapa on the beach was built on the Médano Beach of Cabo San Lucas.
On the virgin beach this palapa with its small kitchen and unpretentious bar, tended to the needs of locals and the few tourists we then had, offering simple fare such as ceviche, fried fish, burritos or hamburgers and the always wanted margaritas, cuba libres and beers besides the traditional water or coffee.
A local character, a gringo viejo —as the writer Carlos Fuentes would say— rented wind surf equipment on the beach and entertained his clients and friends in this same palapa, which was referred by him and others as “the office”. The name stuck, and shortly after a blue sign with yellow lettering popped up identifying the place officially as an office… The Office on the Beach.
The rest is history…
– Oscar Beckman