San José del Cabo Travel Guide

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San José del Cabo Things to Do

  • Estuary Trail

    This nature trail runs along the estuary of the local river and is a bird sanctuary. it also very conveniently links the beach hotels on the Malecon with the Downtown district. All told its about a 1 1/2 mile walk.

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  • Centro Historico

    Much more an authentic Mexican town than its noiser neighbor Cabo, San Jose has a nice downtown with art districts, restaurants and shops.

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  • Mission San Jose del Cabo Anuiti

    The mission was founded in 1730 by Father Nicholas Tamaral, as part of Spain's first attempt to start colonizing its northern territories to prevent incursions by other European powers. The modern structure was built in 1932 and sits on the main square in San jose

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  • deep sea fishing

    If you want to go fishing and enjoy a variety of fish to catch, go to San Jose del Cabo instead of Cabo San Lucas. It is uncrowded and away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist town Cabo. It is also cheaper and they generally do not fish the Pacific side which is usually more rough. They almost always fish the Gordo Banks. This high spot in...

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  • Beaches (Chileno Bay-Santa Maria)

    There are the most beautiful beaches between the two Cabos. The sand is golden and waves can be big, but spectacular. There are few sun umbrella and the opportunity to buy something to eat/drink.

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  • Whale Watching

    Depending on the time of year, whale watching is guaranteed amazement around Cabo. We were there in January, which is prime time for humpback whales. We had a group of about 10 people and hired a Baja Expeditions to take us out. It cost about $70 per person, which I thought was way too much. We had just a small boat, not much more than a dinghy,...

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San José del Cabo Restaurants

  • Outstanding cuisine

    The food and service are excellent. This is probably the best addition to San Jose del Cabo and the greatest loss to Loreto in the Baja. Paco and Paola have created a wonderful restaurant that serves (IMO) the best breakfast, lunch and light dinner on the peninsula.Everything is fresh, delicious and served by some of the friendliest bi-lingual...

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  • Go to Agua but skip the Market...

    There is nothing unique about “Market” located in the magnificent resort of One&Only Palmilla, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. As a matter of fact, after spending a week of delectation in the spectacular resorts in Cabo, my advice to you potential visitors, is “do not waste your money in this restaurant”. Instead, I recommend without hesitation Don...

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  • Local

    Specializing in the local Molcajete which is a stew with meat and onions cooked in a stone vessel. Fantastic and a must try.

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  • Authentically Mexican in a Tourist Town

    We have been eating here when in town since they opened about 10 years ago. The food has always been consistent, even through their different expansions and changes of decor. It is a very bright, lively, truly Mexican restaurant; Pancho Villa and Revolutionary brown sepia photos set the tone! Many traditional dishes, seafood and meats, as well as...

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  • Quiet off the Busy Road

    We often stop here when we have to go to the airport, even though it is a little south of there, as the food is good, very well-priced, and 2 dining areas to choose from. It is nice and quiet even though it fronts the main road to San Jose'.The waitresses are always pleasant and service is quick.The area we prefer is a garden setting and they...

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  • Don't Miss the TIRA MISU!

    If you are ready to have something other than Mexican food, this restaurant is fairly authentic looking in its front room, as well as having excellent authentic Italian food. There is also an outside eating area in the back. The seafood linguine was very rich and delicious; and the TIRA MISU was good-sized as well as very light and top rate

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San José del Cabo Nightlife

  • Sleepytimes in San Jose del Cabo

    San Jose del Cabo, although close to Cabo San Lucas, is like a different world. Nightlife is dinner, drinks, and home. There is maybe one bar in San Jose del Cabo but if you are looking to go out, dance, and make a fool of yourself; go to Cabo San Lucas.San Jose is perfect for relaxation and a quiet night of sleep.

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  • Theme Shows at Royal Solaris

    The Latin Show was fun to watch. My favorite part of the show was the fire dance. He was absolutely fantastic. It was an awesome sight at night with fire balls going fast all around him.

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  • In San Jose there is not much...

    In San Jose there is not much of a nightlife and you rather want to drive to San Lucas where you will find dozens of bars and clubs of any kind.You can play some pool in a bar called Piso#2 and sip some chilled cervezas, but that's about it in San Jose.

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San José del Cabo Transportation

  • Car rental is a must!

    I rented a car from the airport in San Jose del Cabo and used this to get to San Jose and around San Jose. I really didn't see many other options for getting around. Without a car you are really at a lose because travel between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas is about a 15 minute drive. There didn't seem to be much of a bus system either or local...

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  • local bus to town

    If you're looking to save some money and have extra time to spare, you can walk to the bus stop about 3/4 mile from the airport and take the local bus into San Jose or Cabo San Lucas. Go right out of the airport and cross the road (small cantina, stop for liquid refreshment), then down the hwy on the left side of the bridge you will see the covered...

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San José del Cabo Shopping

  • Thursday in the Plaza

    Thursday evenings in the central plaza of San Jose del Cabo the artists set up their wares for people to view and purchase. Art of every kind. Mostly paintings, but there is also carvings, sculptures and other hand made items Prices vary with the artist

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  • Authentic Blown Glass made for you

    Hand made blown glass by Carlos and his artisans in down town San Jose just a block from the Historic Mision and Zocolo plaza.Glassware, ornaments, art pieces, etc all made in either bulk for mass purchase or to order with your specifics. Wonderful glassware. Price ranges from $1.00 small pieces to larger amounts depending on the commission and...

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  • Groceries for your TIMESHARE WEEK

    This is the huge grocery store up on the highway,and also has home and kitchen items, etc., which is in a plaza, including the McDonald's.So, if you are here in a timeshare, it is probably the best place to stock up on your favorite fruits, snacks and drinks which you want to have on hand.BUT ALSO, check out the photos, as the view from the...

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San José del Cabo Warnings and Dangers

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    by zrim Written May 1, 2003

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    If you have followed my pages, you know I love animals. Nonetheless, when faced with endless days of tedium in Cabo, we opted for a deep sea fising trip.

    We got way the heck out into the Sea of Cortez (20 miles or so). We looked for Marlin and came up empty. On the way back in we came upon a school of Dorado--you may know them as mahi-mahi. My compadres and I caught two each and the captains caught a couple more. A sad end to a ill-conceived day. I never really wanted to catch a fish. I just wanted the experience. But the experience was totally boring after say--25 minutes in the boat.

    Live and learn. But be warned, if you don't want to take a life, don't go fishing. The guides know their stuff.

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San José del Cabo Tourist Traps

  • Royal Solaris Membership Rip-Off

    My husband and I had a wonderful time at Royal Solaris with our friends who went too. We highly recommend it as a place to stay BUT DO NOT JOIN! Luckily we only bought the 3 year "trial" membership. By the time they added on "escrow fees" and such, it was almost $5000. Since I'm a teacher we only travel the week of Spring Break and a week at...

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  • Beware Cabo San Lucas Beach Merchants

    The main beach in Cabo San Lucas is packed full of tourists and restaurants. There are also beach merchants that walk around continuously all day with briefcases full of jewlery, rugs, and hats to sell. No matter if you want to buy something or not, you will be asked and shown their merchandise over and over. Unfortunately it is near impossible to...

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  • Well it's there...I've visited more than...

    This isn't a tourist trap, unless you get bad directions. The Hotel California is NOT THE ONE MENTIONED IN THE POPULAR EAGLES SONG. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's true. It is however down a desert highway, not dark, but dusty and old. It is unpaved, bumpy and full of potholes. There is tons of merchandise to buy, but don't be fooled the...

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San José del Cabo Off The Beaten Path

  • Waterfall around 45 minutes north

    Does anyone know how to get here? I can't remember and it's a beautiful spot. A little tricky getting down there. It was on a jeep tour that led through some villages and ended up there but not sure exactly where. Good parking area, however it's a 5 minute hike down to the bottom. Near the bottom there are ropes to help you down. Even if you don't...

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  • Airport bar..........kind of!

    If you're on your way to the bus stop (see transportation tip) or just have extra time waiting for your ride to pick you up, walk across the hwy from the airport to the small palapa. Refreshments served :-)

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San José del Cabo Sports & Outdoors

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    by rudocp Written Nov 17, 2005

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    There were two locations in San Jose Del Cabo that I read about prior to arriving for snorkeling. One was Playa Santa Maria and the other was Playa Chileno. I forgot to take underwater pictures at Santa Maria so the pictures you see are from Playa Chileno. Both locations were safe and good. Get there early in the morning to try to avoid the day trippers on boats.

    Equipment: Your own snorkel gear.

    Angel Fish Bat Fish Rainbow Wrasse Puffer Parrott
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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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San José del Cabo Favorites

  • Pool Bar

    One of my most favorite things in San Jose del Cabo was spending time at the pool bar. My drink of choice was Kaluha and Cream. I won the monkey dance contest at the pool the day before we came home. I miss hearing the waves crash on the beach outside the balcony of our room. The people here were friendly and the climate was perfect.

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  • Lands End

    The sea stacks rasing out of the sea past Cabo's harbor are a nice touch, but not so spectacular that anyone would come to Baja just to see them.

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  • The only building of any architectural...

    Nice old church in the central part of San Jose Del Cabo. The rest of the city is either uninspired resorts lining the sea, ugly and vacant shopping malls across from the resorts and ramshackle buildings in the non-tourist areas.

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