Search Hotels

San Jose del Cabo Travel Guide


San Jose del Cabo Introduction


Powered By travel42Want to read the full San Jose del Cabo travel42 Destination Report?
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

As part of Los Cabos—a name bestowed by Mexican tourism officials upon the once-remote Baja California communities—San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas frequently are considered to be the same type of place. However, party-hearty Cabo San Lucas is strictly a resort, while 200-year-old San Jose del Cabo is a bona fide—although small—Mexican town with a shady plaza and pastel pink and blue houses.   Click here to see the full San Jose del Cabo travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

San Jose del Cabo Geography


Powered By travel42How does geography impact travel in San Jose del Cabo, tell your clients with travel42!
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

Known as Los Cabos, the region is made up of the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, as well as a 20-mi/32-km stretch of shoreline called the Corredor Turistico (Tourist Corridor) that connects them.   Click here to see the full San Jose del Cabo travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

San Jose del Cabo History


Powered By travel42How has history shaped travel in San Jose del Cabo, get the inside scoop with travel42?
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

Seafarers have long been attracted to the shores of what is now Los Cabos. In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, legend has it that notorious English seafarers such as Sir Francis Drake and Thomas Cavendish concealed themselves in the bays and coves along the southern coast of the Baja Peninsula, slipping out to ambush passing Spanish galleons traveling from Acapulco to the Philippines.   Click here to see the full San Jose del Cabo travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

San Jose del Cabo Sightseeing & Things to Do


Powered By travel42Want to know the inside scoop on the best museums, parks, and historic sites in San Jose del Cabo?
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

San Jose del Cabo, which is quieter and less developed than party-loving Cabo San Lucas, has a real Mexican feeling about it with a traditional main square dominated by a twin-towered church that was rebuilt in 1940. It has a mural depicting mission founder Nicolas Tamaral that attracts quite a few visitors. Local festivals take place in the square throughout the year, and you might see live musicians, processions, parades and elaborate displays for the Christmas holidays.  Click here to see the full San Jose del Cabo travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

San Jose del Cabo Nightlife


Powered By travel42travel42 has over 4,000 comedy club, bar, music club and nightclub reviews!
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

Party central is definitely in Cabo San Lucas; bars there tend to close around 5 or 6 in the morning while those in San Jose del Cabo shut down at 2 am. Some partygoers in San Jose may grab a cab after the bars close and head for one of the Cabo San Lucas hot spots to finish off the evening. For everyone else, after-hours entertainment, usually music groups, is found at the hotel and restaurant bars. A good bet is to stroll the streets around Plaza Mijares after dinner and follow the music.   Click here to see the full San Jose del Cabo travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

San Jose del Cabo Restaurants & Dining


Powered By travel42travel42 has over 9,000 restaurant reviews, covering all the best places to eat in San Jose del Cabo.
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

The dining scene in Los Cabos has expanded incredibly as chefs from the U.S. and Europe test their talents with the local seafood, fruits and herbs. Fresh fish—particularly dorado, tuna, wahoo and snapper—is definitely the area's specialty. If lobster or shrimp is on the menu, ask if it's been frozen. Those delicacies are usually imported.   Click here to see the full San Jose del Cabo travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.