Baja California, a stretch of desert landscape that runs south from the end of the US state of California, is a favorite amongst divers, golfers, sports fishermen and travelers looking for nature and sea activities. A popular spot for vacationers is the relatively small colonial town of San Jose del Cabo.
With its 18th-century Spanish architecture and laid-back local scene, San José del Cabo, like most of the Baja California Peninsula, has a barren, dry climate, although it does receive some rainfall due to the occasional tropical cyclone coming in from the south.
The town is draped along the Sea of Cortez, a little piece of heaven that retains a magic much like its name. Although considered to be one of the youngest seas in the world, it is the richest body of water on our entire planet, with marine life ranging from sea lions, manta rays, reef fishes and humpback and blue whales (which makes for excellent whale watching). Spectacular coral reefs, varieties of plant species and numerous species of tropical fish are only a fragment of the amazing diversity found throughout.
Dry land activities offer an adrenaline-filled alternative to the many options of the sea. Hiking, mountain biking, and ATV tours are all some of the activities available to the adventure-minded traveler.
Known as the calm alternative to party-centric Cabo San Lucas, the town offers charming shopping, an attractive plaza and delicious dining possibilities. If you’re looking for all of the natural attractions that the region offers, and don’t want the commercialized feel of a developed resort, then San Jose del Cabo is the perfect substitute to neighboring Cabo San Lucas.