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14 Best Things To Do in San Jose del Cabo [2023]

Wondering what are the best things to do in San Jose del Cabo? You won’t be bored, that’s for sure! Here you’ll find the very best activities to enjoy in the area. Check them out!

San Jose del Cabo is a city in Baja California Sur, in the stunning area of Los Cabos. It is mainly sought after for its stunning beaches, which boast impossibly white sand and blue waters scattered by rock formations.

San José del Cabo, though, has more to offer than seaside charm. Its picturesque city center has great cultural value, featuring art galleries (and an art district!), colonial buildings, live music, and friendly locals who will gladly introduce you to the legends and history of the city.

When Los Cabos Tourism invited me to learn more about sustainable tourism in Los Cabos, I had never heard of San Jose del Cabo, where my hotel was located. I had only heard of Cabo San Lucas! But I was so glad I had the chance to stay in San Jose del Cabo instead, as it was so much more my thing.

Adventure activities, delicious cuisine, whale watching, and impressive natural landmarks are among the things you’ll get to see and do when in town. Check out some of the very best things to do in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico this year!


San Jose del Cabo is one of the two cities in Baja California Sur that encompass the resort area known as Los Cabos.

Los Cabos boasts a very impressive landscape, with arid, cacti-scattered desert surrounding the area, mountain ranges, and extraordinary beaches bordering its coastline. Due to its geography, San Jose del Cabo has a relatively dry climate all year round.

Like Cancun, San Jose del Cabo is divided into the Hotel Zone, the coastal area lined with high-end resorts, and its more authentic historic center.

The Mission San Jose del Cabo, founded in 1730, was the southernmost Jesuit mission in the peninsula, and while the city is focused on growing and modernizing itself, it remains very well preserved from its colonial times.

This means that it retains its ability to make you feel like stepping back in time, a great contributor to San Jose’s irresistible charm.

Despite its rather small size, though, it’s home to more than 130,000 people, and over the past years, it has become a hotspot for both local holidaymakers and Hollywood celebrities.

George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez are some of the artists known to have spent sunny days relaxing on the beaches of San Jose del Cabo.


San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are not to be confused with Los Cabos or between each other…although it can be tricky with such similar names! Let me give you a short explanation.

San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are two different towns, located about 18 miles from each other. Los Cabos is the name of the county and the wider area that encompasses both towns, as well as the beaches and resorts situated between them, known as the tourist corridor.

Despite being so close, the two towns couldn’t be more different when it comes to their atmosphere and what they have to offer.

Both feature astounding beaches and are pretty, picturesque towns, but San Jose del Cabo is a more laid-back, tranquil location with a local vibe and cultural emphasis.

Cabo San Lucas, on the other hand, is the place to be for lively nightlife and jam-packed days, as it’s home to various nightclubs and offers a great number of beach activities and attractions in town.


Los Cabos International Airport is the closest airport to San Jose del Cabo, situated about 8 miles north of the city.

To get from the airport to your hotel you have a variety of options:

▶ Private Transfer: This is the most comfortable and hassle-free alternative of all. By pre-booking your transfer you make sure that your driver will be waiting for you when you arrive, help you with your bags, and drive you directly to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle.

We booked our transfer with TransCabo. This company provided all of our transfers while in San Jose del Cabo and the experience was exceptional. The cars were great and clean, and the drivers were always nice and friendly.

Private transfers can accommodate up to 17 people, and there are accessible vans for wheelchair users.

▶ Shared Shuttle: TransCabo also offers shared transportation. The shared shuttle is a more affordable option to get to your accommodation. You’ll share the ride with 9 other travelers, so transfer time will be longer than with a private vehicle, but you’ll still be taken to your hotel’s front door and helped out with your luggage.


Explore the Art District of San Jose del Cabo

The Art District of San Jose del Cabo is one of the town’s most beautiful attractions. Cobblestone streets and colonial buildings constitute the structure of the district, which comes alive with colorful flags covering its streets and art splashed on every wall.

It’s one of the liveliest areas in town, lined with boutiques, art galleries, and shops, and it features a bustling main square (Plaza Mijares) frequented by street performers, food trucks, and locals looking for a good time. You should be in the mix, too!

The plaza is a great place to visit in the evening, grabbing dinner or a drink in one of the nearby eateries and people-watching, possibly the best thing to do at Plaza Mijares!

The Art District could be considered the cultural heart of the town, and it’s a fantastic place to visit in San Jose del Cabo. Besides its plaza, these are some of the landmarks you can’t miss here:

  • The Cabo Mi Amor wall
  • The art galleries Corsica and Ivan Guaderrama and Patricia Mendoza gallery
  • El Armario, a coffee shop with art exhibits
  • Baja Brewery Company to enjoy a pint or a flight of local craft beers

During the months of November through June, every Thursday night the shops stay open late and there’s live music on every corner. The event is called Art Walk San Jose del Cabo – but you can essentially experience the magnificent artsy atmosphere any time of the year, and it’s one of the things to do in San Jose at night.

But if there’s more. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of the region, I highly recommend joining the tour below by Cabo City Tours.

➤ The Cultural Walking Tour is a great way of exploring the Art District, as well as learning about San Jose’s legends and history, and discovering hidden gems in town. The profits of this tour go towards a community project, so you get to help out while having fun!

I personally went on this tour and loved learning more about the area! ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Enjoy the Blue Flag Beaches of Los Cabos

Los Cabos boasts a great number of beautiful beaches, we covered that already. What we haven’t mentioned yet, though, is that many of them (25+!) have the Blue Flag Certification, which recognizes their sustainability and positive impact.

Below are some of the best beaches in San Jose del Cabo.

Santa Maria Beach, Los Cabos

▶ Santa Maria is a secluded beach in Santa Maria Bay, featuring glorious blue waters that are ideal for snorkeling. The sand is white and powdery, and the rock formations that surround the bay are a sight to behold! You can almost always rent umbrellas and beach chairs from a local vendor.

▶ Palmilla Beach is one of said beaches. It stretches over 2500 feet, featuring soft sand ideal for walking, and mostly calm waters. There aren’t food or rental facilities unless you’re staying in one of the hotels, but it’s a relatively quiet beach with great snorkeling opportunities.

Chileno Bay Beach, Los Cabos

▶ Chileno Bay Beach is one of the most gorgeous ones. It has a very laid-back vibe and insanely turquoise waters, perfect for swimming and snorkeling in. We went snorkeling here and there was so much fish! Definitely didn’t expect so much variety! There are toilets and showers which you can use, and a wide stretch of sand for laying down your beach towel or chairs.

▶ Playa Acapulquito is the place to go if you want to surf in San Jose del Cabo. It often hosts surfing competitions, and it also offers surf and paddle board rentals, as well as surfing lessons for beginners. Besides catching waves, it’s a beautiful beach for going on long walks along the shore or braving a swim in the ocean.

▶ Medano Beach is primarily a swimming beach, safe for children and non-confident swimmers, which makes it very popular among families. It’s the closest beach to Cabo San Lucas, so you’ll find plenty of dining and shopping options nearby.

Farm to Table Dining & Cooking Experiences

Los Cabos has a strong commitment to sustainability, and this also shows in the number of eco-friendly farms and restaurants that are adopting the farm-to-table concept.

This means that you’ll be able to indulge in delicious cuisine while knowing that your meal is sustainably produced, and also enjoy a day out learning to prepare traditional dishes.

Flora Farms is one of these places, an organic farm where more than 100 vegetables and herbs are grown and the land is worked by hand. The farm supplies produce to its namesake restaurant on-site, as well as animals that are raised on healthy, hormone-free diets. It offers one of the ultimate farm to table experiences in San Jose del Cabo.

Flora Farms covers 25 acres and features many attractions besides its working land. Visitors can make the best of the Farm Spa, where services and products are nature-based, go on a tour to identify native plants, or shop for groceries, wine, clothes, and beauty products.

They can also enjoy a delicious meal at Flora’s Field Kitchen or a cocktail at the bar. The restaurant is super popular (one of the most popular places in Los Cabos). 

We had dinner here and tried a few dishes and cocktails. Everything tasted so fresh – which makes total sense considering all the ingredients come from the farm! (p.s. Try their lavender martini! So good).

Flora Farms also offers watercolor art classes and cooking workshops, in which you’ll learn to prepare authentic Mexican dishes. Seasonal celebrations like Dia de Muertos, movie nights, and music sessions also take place at the farm.

Tamarindos is another fantastic organic farm, merely 15 minutes from San Jose del Cabo, that offers a great day out. They feature a farm-to-table restaurant that serves fresh, organic meals, and also host cooking lessons so you can try your hand at preparing them.

We truly enjoyed our cooking class at Tamarindos! The time flew between a mezcal margarita and having too much fun while cooking – and the final result was delicious!

Tamarindos even has bungalows by the fields that they rent as accommodation and they organize private events, from small family gatherings or intimate dinners to weddings and business meetings.

➤ You can enjoy a cooking class on-site to learn all the secrets behind Mexico’s main dishes. You’ll take part in every step from harvesting the produce to savoring the final result. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Go Whale Watching in San Jose del Cabo

The whale watching season in San Jose del Cabo goes from November to April, when humpback and gray whales make their way from the Artic to the warmer waters of Mexico to mate and give birth.

That time of year is fantastic to witness the magnificent creatures up close, and there are quite a few companies in San Jose that offer the experience. As always, please ensure you choose a responsible operator!

On your whale-watching adventure, you’ll be joined by a biologist or an expert guide who’ll explain the whales’ migrating patterns, habits, reproduction, and diet, as well as answer all the questions you may have about them.

The chances not only of spotting whales but getting close to them and watching them interact with each other, marveling at their size and beauty, are very high during these months. Some tours even offer a second free experience if you don’t see them; that’s how sure they are you will!

It’s one of the most remarkable San Jose del Cabo activities, so I highly recommend it as long as you choose a responsible tour. Unfortunately, we visited Los Cabos at a different time of the year, but I would love to come back one day and see this.

➤ This Group Whale Watching activity takes you into the ocean, away from the other tour boats so you can enjoy a unique and intimate experience. You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide, and get photos of the tour as a souvenir. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Private Whale Watching Tour is customizable to your group’s wishes and interests. You’ll be joined by a knowledgeable guide, and sail in search of the whales for an amazing encounter and fantastic pictures. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Adopt and Release Turtles

Adopting and releasing baby turtles is one of the popular activities in San Jose del Cabo, and also one of the most positive-impactful.

Five different turtle species live in the Sea of Cortez and choose the peninsula’s beaches to lay their eggs. From late July to November, the baby turtles hatch and take their first steps into the ocean, and to their new life.

If you’re visiting San Jose del Cabo during the season, you’ll be able to witness this transcendental moment and make a difference in the protection of the species, which is endangered, by adopting and releasing one of the turtles.

We were lucky enough to be able to experience this firsthand with a tour by CalypsoTrip and we loved every moment of it. It was so emotional to see the baby turtles making it safely into the ocean.

➤ The Turtle Release Experience includes the commentary of an expert guide and hotel pick-up and drop-off. You’ll also go home with a certificate of adoption. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Enjoy a Sunset Cruise

One of the most romantic things to do in San Jose del Cabo is to go on a sunset cruise. But wait, it doesn’t have to be with a romantic partner for it to be enjoyable!

With the stunning turquoise water of the Sea of Cortez, the rock formations that dot it, and the delicious food most sunset cruises offer, it can easily become a highlight of your trip whether you’re traveling alone, with your partner, or with your whole extended family.

Besides the drinks and al fresco dinner as you glide along the coastline, you’ll get to marvel at the sun setting into the sea and the city lighting up after dusk, not to forget the sealife you may encounter along the way!

Animalon by the Sea is one of the greatest options. It offers a 5-course meal carefully curated by a highly-acclaimed local chef, paired with a great selection of wine. You’ll be sailing for 3 hours, getting up close to natural landmarks and spectacular beaches, and enjoying the views from the 49” luxurious boat. 

I LOVED this experience! It was probably the highlight of my trip to Los Cabos. The food was great, the boat is so luxurious, and the views… wow. Los Cabos gifted us an incredible sunset over the Arch. I cannot recommend it enough. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ If you’re looking for something different though, maybe in San Jose del Cabo so you don’t have to go all the way to Cabo San Lucas, here is a different option.

This Sunset Boat Tour is a private experience for you and your group. You’ll set sail in the evening and enjoy the sunset relaxing with a drink or dancing on the deck – the choice is yours, and so is the itinerary! ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Eat at the Best Restaurants in Town

Don Sanchez is a beautiful restaurant that specializes in contemporary Mexican cuisine. Not only is their menu varied and delicious, but they have a strong commitment to sustainability.

All the produce they use comes from local, organic farms, and the seafood is also locally and ethically sourced. The restaurant boasts a magnificent cava with over 200 labels, and also offers traditional Mexican spirits (tequila or mezcal, anyone?).

We loved our dinner at Don Sanchez, and we truly think it’s one of the best restaurants in San Jose del Cabo, if not the very best.

Opening Hours: Daily from 5 PM to 10 PM

Las Cazuelas del Don is a great restaurant for tasty, local cuisine. They offer vegan and vegetarian options, and their casseroles (that’s what cazuelas means) can be enjoyed as tacos, tortilla, on toast, or with potatoes.

You’ll be welcomed by its friendly owners, who’ll be more than happy to make recommendations, accommodate your dietary requirements, and have a chat with you.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 1 PM to 8 PM

La Casona is one of the fanciest restaurants in Los Cabos, offering a gourmet menu that features both Mexican and international flavors that range from seafood to an extensive list of grilled prime cuts, vegan and vegetarian dishes, and a selection of house specialties.

The dining experience includes al fresco dining, a piano bar, and a large selection of tequila and wine. The produce they use is organic and locally grown in nearby farms.

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 AM to 11 AM, and from 6 PM to 10.30 PM

Talavera is set in a beautiful location by the sea, and features on its menu a delicious array of Mexican and Mediterranean dishes.

Open for breakfast and dinner, it boasts some of the best tacos in San Jose del Cabo, as well as a smoothie bar and a large selection of healthy options to start the day. From french toast and pancakes to tropical fruits, granola, and freshly baked pastries, the options are varied.

They offer a farm-to-fork experience and include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on the menu.

Opening Hours: Daily from 7 AM to 11.30 AM. On Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, it also opens from 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM

➤ For a whole different experience, you could also join a very tasty Market, Tacos & Food Tasting Tour through San Jose’s downtown. You’ll indulge in tacos, desserts, and tequila shots as a guide tells you all about the local cuisine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Evening Flavors of San Jose is the same food-tasting tour, but after dusk. You’ll explore the bustling town as you head into secret local spots, eateries, and shops to sample the local cuisine, drinks included! ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Go Snorkeling in San Jose del Cabo

You’ve probably figured out already that Los Cabos is a wonderful location for all sorts of watersports, and snorkeling, of course, is one of them.

But the area not only features crystal clear waters and colorful fish; it’s also home to coral reefs and a wide variety of marine animals that you’re very likely to encounter while snorkeling, like starfish, sea turtles, and rays.

Snorkeling is actually the prime water activity practiced by both locals and tourists in the area, as it’s suitable for people of all ages and offers a magnificent opportunity to discover the colorful underwater world.

One of the best places to go snorkeling from San Jose del Cabo is Cabo Pulmo, a spectacular marine park home to the only hard coral reef in the area. More about that later!

El Chileno Beach and Santa Maria Beach are the most gorgeous beaches in Los Cabos for snorkeling, but you’ll find that Land’s End and Lovers Beach are stunning spots as well.

➤ This Los Cabos Snorkeling Tour takes you to Santa Maria Cove and Chileno Bay, where you’ll be able to swim along the reef. You might even be able to spot rays and turtles. Snacks and transfers are included. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ With this Snorkel Tour you’ll board a glass-bottom boat and sail past the stunning arch in Land’s End toward Pelicano Rock, a fabulous snorkeling location. You’ll then refuel with lunch at the beach. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Check Out El Arco

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas (known as El Arco in Los Cabos) is a stunning rock formation that has become a landmark in the area.

It’s situated right where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet, an area called Land’s End at the very tip of the peninsula.

Thought to be over 30 million years old, El Arco was formed by erosion, wind, and the sea, although the 200-foot granite rock had actually been standing there way before it was covered by water.

In fact, every four years the Sea of Cortez recedes enough that you can actually walk through the arch, and it looks just as it was all those millennia ago.

The rest of the time, though, the sea covers the land and you can snorkel or glide on a boat through it, spotting sea lions, turtles, and countless fish.

➤ The Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise is a 45-minute ride that passes by many landmarks in Land’s End, including The Arch, Pelican’s Rock, and Lover’s Beach. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ You can otherwise choose the Shopping, Tequila, and Snorkel Tour. You’ll go snorkeling in The Arch and Pelican’s Rock, visit the best locations for shopping in San Jose del Cabo, and enjoy a tequila tasting. Lunch and an open bar are included. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

RELATED: Tequila Tasting in Cabo San Lucas (9 Options)

Take a Day Trip to Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo is a National Marine Park located 40 miles north of San Jose del Cabo. The driving distance is slightly longer, but it still makes for a great place to visit when in Los Cabos. 

The park is a protected area, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also by the Ramsar Convention for its sustainability, and for restoring the sealife population that over the years had been driven away from the reef. 

Today, over 800 species live in the national park’s waters and coral reef, including humpback whales, sharks, rays, fish, and sea turtles. You can actually swim and snorkel near the reef, discovering the colorful life under the sea. 

Other activities to enjoy at Cabo Pulmo include kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking – but they’re not limited to that!

I HIGHLY recommend visiting this off-the-beaten-path destination. The landscapes are beautiful and you’ll hardly see other people in some locations. We went snorkeling and encountered two turtles.

➤ This Private Jeep Tour to Cabo Pulmo (the exact one we went on with High Tide Los Cabos!) takes you to the marine park along the scenic coastal road, which can only be ventured on a 4×4 vehicle. You’ll then explore the park and have time to snorkel by the reef and have lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Destress and Meditate at Rukhsana’s Retreat

Mexico is a relatively relaxed, laid-back country, and San Jose del Cabo is one of the best examples of this way of life. That’s why it’s the perfect place for some destressing and reconnection with nature and yourself…through meditation!

You can enjoy a fabulous wellness experience at Rukshana’s Retreat, whose goal is to rejuvenate you in body, soul, and mind. It’s a family-run center (and also b&b!) that hosts retreats and getaways for one or multiple days.

You’ll get to practice yoga and mantra meditations, relax at the spa or the saltwater pool, hide away in the library or explore its beautiful gardens. It’s a place that encourages you to go inwards and emerge re-energized and much more relaxed, ready to enjoy your holidays to the fullest!

Going on a retreat is one of the most unique things to do in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, and one you’re bound to enjoy.

It’s Adventure Time: Zipline or ATV Tour

Mexico is an adventure country, partly thanks to the lush vegetation and natural landscapes that it boasts. Los Cabos is not an exception, and the area proudly offers a great number of thrilling experiences to enjoy, including the ever-popular ziplining and ATV riding.

There are a few adventure parks and attractions near San Jose del Cabo that offer one or both activities, promising a full day of adrenaline and entertainment. It’s especially one of the best attractions in Los Cabos for families with children or groups of friends looking for fun day trips from the city.

You can either brave the bumpy off-road trails on your own ATV, and drive through sand dunes, desert canyons, and cliffs, or zip over the treetops at an impressive speed, enjoying the landscape below you.

Costa Azul Ziplines Eco-Adventure is the best place to go for ziplining. It features various zipline courses and a thrilling suspension bridge. Hotel transfers are included. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The ATV Adventure Tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, and a wonderful couple of hours of ATV driving on off-road trails surrounded by impressive scenery. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

👉 I wrote a full post about the top Cabo ATV tours if you’re looking for more options!

Take a Day Trip to Todos Santos

Todos Santos is a small town on the west coast of Baja California Sur, almost 60 miles north of Cabo San Lucas. It features gorgeous beaches whose waves attract surfers from all over, many of whom have made Todos Santos either their home or recurring vacation spot.

The town is also a hub for artists and has a great number of beautiful galleries with both local and international art, as well as textile, craft, and souvenir shops.

Todos Santos is the peninsula’s only Pueblo Mágico (Magical Village), a term used for Mexican villages and towns officially recognized for their history, traditions, legends, and cultural value.

There are lots of things to do here, but since the town is relatively small, a day trip from San Jose del Cabo should be enough to discover this beautiful gem on the coast.

➤ This Todos Santos Day Trip includes pick-up from San Jose and takes you to the town’s charming galleries and shops with a guide. You’ll also indulge in a buffet lunch and visit a local factory. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Explore Espiritu Santo Island for the Day

Espiritu Santo is a paradisiac island in Baja California Sur, located north of La Paz. Remote and unspoiled, it’s one of the most beautiful places to enjoy raw nature and a vast variety of wildlife, plus the stunning beaches Mexico is known for.

The island is also scattered by fabulous rock formations, hiking trails, caves, and stunning snorkeling spots. You can also scuba dive, swim with sea lions, and kayak on crystal-clear waters.

The landscape of the island is truly unique, as it presents the meeting point of the arid desert land with the turquoise waters of the Gulf of California.

Isla Espiritu Santo has been recognized as a National Park and it’s a protected area, so it can only be visited with a registered guide. If you want to make a day trip here, you’ll need to join a tour.

➤ This Espiritu Santo Island Sailing Trip is a great option. You’ll spend 9 hours sailing, hiking and swimming on the island, relaxing on the catamaran, and using the paddleboards and snorkel gear provided. Lunch is also included. ➥ BOOK IT HERE


1️⃣ Day 1: Start your first day in San Jose del Cabo with a cooking class at Tamarindos, an organic farm where you’ll learn all about the delicious Mexican cuisine (and try your own creations!) You can otherwise go on a zipline/ ATV tour to get your adrenaline pumping.

After lunch, depending on the season, you can take part in a turtle release to witness the baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea. If you’re visiting in the winter instead, a great activity is joining a whale-watching tour to spot the grey and humpback whales in their natural environment. 

Have dinner at Flora Farms to finish your day on a high note.

2️⃣ Day 2: Go kayaking and snorkeling at Santa Maria Bay and Chileno Beach, or else take a snorkeling tour to El Arco, a stunning natural rock formation in Land’s End.

Finish your day with an evening tour through San Jose del Cabo, where a local guide will tell you all about the town’s history, traditions, and legends, and have dinner at Don Sanchez.

3️⃣ Day 3: For your last day, I highly recommend going on a day trip. You can go to Cabo Pulmo, a magnificent national park that’s ideal for snorkeling and diving, or else to Todos Santos, a Pueblo Magico with lots of charm, great waves for surfing, and an artsy atmosphere.

Another great alternative is visiting the desert island of Espiritu Santo, where you can enjoy the unspoiled landscape by hiking its trails or snorkeling in the clear waters. In the evening, take a sunset cruise such as Animalon to marvel at the views from the sea and indulge in a delicious dinner.


TOP PICK – Sustainable Luxury: Hotel El Ganzo is where I stayed when I visited San Jose del Cabo. It’s an eco-friendly hotel with a super instagrammable rooftop swimming pool, spacious suites overlooking the ocean, and private terraces with jacuzzi baths.

There are several eateries on-site, from a beach club in the hotel’s private beach area to a rooftop bar by the pool, a taco truck, and a restaurant, besides offering in-room dining. Spa treatments and activities can be booked at the hotel as well. It’s one of the best boutique hotels in San Jose del Cabo.

Luxury: Viceroy Los Cabos is a luxurious resort that boasts stunning architecture and top-tier amenities, including six restaurants, a holistic spa, 5 swimming pools, and a fitness center. It’s pet-friendly and features ocean-view rooms.

All-Inclusive: Marquis Los Cabos is an adults-only, 5-star resort with plenty of luxurious facilities and excellent service. It features a swimming pool, a spa, and on-site bars and restaurants, as well as outdoor lounge areas and a glorious beachfront. It’s one of the best all-inclusive resorts in San Jose del Cabo.

Mid-Range: SIX TWO FOUR Urban Beach Hotel is ideal for families, featuring family rooms and a swimming pool suited for all ages. Rooms are elegantly decorated and include a minibar, safety deposit box, and tea/coffee-making facilities.

On a Budget: Desert Heart Hostel offers both shared dorms and private rooms. Among its facilities are a shared kitchen, garden, and lounge area with board games. They offer evening entertainment, and you can also join some of the activities which include hiking or movie nights.


Is San Jose del Cabo worth visiting?

Definitely yes. Boasting gorgeous beaches, great culture, and charming colonial buildings, San Jose del Cabo is a fantastic holiday destination in Mexico.

What’s the best time to visit San Jose del Cabo?

In my opinion, May and June are the best months to visit San Jose del Cabo, as it’s right before the rainy season but after the crowds that usually travel there during spring break. October to mid-December is also a great time weather-wise, although prices and demand can be higher during these months.

What is San Jose del Cabo known for?

San Jose del Cabo is mainly known for its stunning beaches, although its charming city center, fancy restaurants, and sustainable activities are also a big reason why the area has become so popular.

Can you walk around San Jose del Cabo?

Downtown San Jose del Cabo is very walkable and it’s pretty safe. If you need to move from the hotel zone to other areas, though, you’ll need a car, taxi or Uber.

Which is better, Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo?

Both are gorgeous locations, and it really depends on what you enjoy. San Jose del Cabo is quieter and more sophisticated, but if you’re interested in the area’s nightlife then Cabo San Lucas is a better option.

How is the weather in San Jose del Cabo?

During the winter months, the weather is warm and dry, while in the summertime days can be very hot and muggy. Don’t underestimate the shoulder season though! If you want to escape the crowds of the high season and still have good weather, I recommend traveling in the shoulder season.

What is there to do in San Jose del Cabo?

From snorkeling along a stunning coral reef, diving with sharks, indulging in delicious (and organic!) cuisine, going on a retreat, or enjoying the art district of downtown San Jose, there are loads of things to do in town!

Are there flights to San Jose del Cabo?

You can fly to Los Cabos International Airport, which is only 8 miles from San Jose del Cabo.

Is there good nightlife in San Jose del Cabo?

San Jose del Cabo is a very relaxed, laid-back town. For a more vibrant nightlife, you should check out Cabo San Lucas.

Where is San Jose del Cabo?

San Jose del Cabo is located on the east coast of Baja California Sur in Mexico.

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.

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