San Jose del Cabo, found on Mexico’s southern Baja California Peninsula, is a haven for tourists looking for quiet serenity, as opposed to its bustling, party-centric neighbor Cabo San Lucas.
The beaches are picturesque and perfectly groomed, and many visitors prefer to stay on the private beach areas that belong to their respective resorts. A popular public beach is nearby Playa del Amor, or Lover’s Beach. There you will find the world famous rock formations of El Arco (in English, “The Arch”, which separates the Sea of Cortez from the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps if the tide is just right you could take a walk through the arch, and within a few steps, cross from one ocean to another.
The downtown area is one of the most beautiful and trendy around. The food in San Jose del Cabo is considered to be much more authentic and less expensive than touristy Cabo San Lucas. A great mix of upscale restaurants, affordable local favorites, and authentic outdoor food carts can be found here.
There are many things to do in San Jose del Cabo, but the chaos of beachfront bars and touristy stores can understandably become tiring after a while. Perhaps consider whale watching in Los Cabos, go on one of the many peaceful island tours, or dare to experience something unique by swimming with whale sharks when these majestic creatures appear along the shore from December through April.
After an enjoyable day out return to your hotel in the afternoon to freshen up, then return to town to enjoy live music and to savor local flavors at the weekly Art Walk when galleries stay open till late serving various wines and tequilas. Come without expectations, and allow yourself to be enveloped by the magic of San Jose del Cabo and its many unique experiences waiting to be discovered.