Unlike Hilton Head, there is no candystriped replica lighthouse, but Puerto Los Cabos has its own icon-cum-navigational beacon. Atop the hill behind the marina stands an 80-foot cross sculpture, the symbol of Catholic Spain's New World conquests. Jim Elfers, an old Baja hand who manages the new marina, took me to the cross and like a general surveying a field of battle, he explained his bosses' grand plan. Gesturing, he asked me to envision "battleship row," 150-foot finger-docks for a squadron of megayachts. Over there, he said, would be the 600-foot fuel dock. That land to the right would be for a hotel; over there, a boardwalk. He gave a succinct history of the region and with a sweep of the hand, noted an area of lush foliage that had once beckoned Spanish sailors looking to take on water.