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San Jose del Cabo is one of the two cities that form the Los Cabos tourist destination, opposing the big shopping malls and hectic nightlife of her sister city Cabo San Lucas, San Jose offers a more relaxing, yet vibrating experience full of Mexican flavor.
San Jose presents to its visitors a wide range of activities, sightseeing and amenities that promise to please different tastes and budgets.San Jose del Cabo Historic District
Through its buildings and historic places, the visitor can begin to imagine the town's history.
San Jose del Cabo's Historic District heart
is Plaza Mijares (Mijares Square); surrounded by old buildings that house stores and restaurants, the plaza is not only a tourist attraction but a social hub for locals that gather for the town's main celebrations.
It has a traditional kiosk, beautiful dancing fountains, the City Hall building and an open theater where many cultural events are presented year around. Across the plaza is San Jose Church, downtown's most iconic building.
Along Obregon street is the Art district, where old houses were converted into galleries featuring national and international artists. Every Thursday from November to June the art galleries organize an event called Art Walk which features street shows and wine and tequila tastings.
San Jose's historic district has every budget accommodations, from juvenile hostels to luxurious boutique hotels and offers a great diversity on high end dining or casual lunch restaurants. Nightlife, more subdued than in Cabo San Lucas mainly consists on live music bars and restaurants.
Shopping is another attraction in the Historic District; everything from silver jewelry, to souvenirs and Mexican crafts can be found at area stores.
Sunday evening at Mijares Square
Costal Azul, and neighbor beach Acapulquito are best known among local and foreign surfers for their great waves. Palmilla is the favorite among families and swimmers for its tranquil waves; kayaking and stand up paddle can be practiced there.
Pelicans at Palmilla Beach
Palmilla Golf Course
Contents San Jose History
Highlights San Jose Church