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The San Jose del Cabo Information section provides with basic facts about the town, its culture and services.
San Jose del Cabo is the administrative head of Los Cabos County, in Baja California Sur State. Together with Cabo San Lucas they are known as Los Cabos (The Capes) one of the most visited tourists destinations in Mexico.Foundation
San Jose Mission at the time it was located in present-day Santa Rosa (1769)
With the tourist destination development many jobs were created; San Jose del Cabo was then a very small town and many people were brought from other parts of the country to fill those job positions.
Many U.S and Canadian citizens that fell for the place beauty decided to make it their second home and live here on the winter or stay all year around therefore Los Cabos has a multicultural population.San Jose del Cabo Time
Damiana is a small bush that grows wild in the area and has aphrodisiac and stress reliever properties.
The area was settled by Spaniards and their descendants who developed the saddle ware; jewelry made with shells and coral; basketry plaited of palm leaves and wooden boxes and frames made with jumping cholla wood.
These crafts are no longer made in San Jose; the affluence of tourism created new jobs that were better paid than crafting and artisans stopped making them. Small villages in the north of the county such as Miraflores and Santiago continue this crafting tradition.Tourism
San Jose has always been Los Cabos tranquil sister; people that want to relax and enjoy a Mexican town choose it over Cabo San Lucas. In winter time, the high season, people from the US and Canada rush south for a sunny break while during the summer, the off season, Europeans and Mexicans enjoy the heat.
Costa Azul beach
The Celebrations are called Fiestas de Marzo and span for a week, being March 19th Saint Joseph Day the most important day.
The festivities include a fair a palenque (cock fight arena), a cattle exposition and a charreada. Many stands that sale traditional food, spirited drinks, crafts and all kinds of goodies are erected.
Every evening several local musicians and dancers are presented in the square's open air theater and at the end of the night a nationally recognized artist will entertain the crowd for free.
On the morning of the 19th a parade is held in the streets of the Historic District. Tourists are more than welcome to the celebrations, a great opportunity to mingle with locals and get to know the real San Jose.
Most properties were sold to American and Canadian tourists and with the world economic crisis of 2008 real estate diminished and many people related to the business left Los Cabos for good. Nowadays tourism is again the main economic activity.
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