San Jose del Cabo Insights

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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
One of the main attractions of San Jose is the town's Historic District. The area used to be the whole town before the tourist destination was developed by Fonatur back in the 1970's.

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.

Mijares Square

Sunday evening at Mijares Square

San Jose del Cabo Beaches
San Jose has a long coastline that goes from the Estuary to Punta Palmilla; along those beaches one can walk, horse ride, sun bath and play but only the Palmilla and Costa Azul beaches are completely safe to swim.

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

Pelicans at Palmilla Beach

San Jose Estuary
An important factor in San Jose's History the estuary is a natural refuge to local and migrating birds that can be watched while walking through it. Full of palm trees the estuary continues to be an oasis in the middle of the desert.

an Jose Estuary

San Jose del Cabo Golf Courses
San Jose has 3 golf courses. The first golf course in the area was built by Fonatur in the 1970's and is located near downtown featuring 9 holes; the second is a Jack Nicklaus design twenty seven holes course located at Palmilla and the newest one, an eighteen holes designed by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, is located at Puerto los Cabos.

Palmilla Golf Course

Palmilla Golf Course

San Jose Sport Fishing
San Jose has long been known for its fishing; sailfish, marlin, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish, snapper and yellowfin tuna among many others can be found just miles from shore in the Gordo Banks one of the world richest fishing grounds. Fishing fleets take fishermen to the banks from La Playita and Palmilla.

La Playita fishing

La Playita Fishing Fleet

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