Some nice Mexican Atmosphere--not like CABO
lots of hassling by the locals
If the summers weren't so hot, I would live here!
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 josemore
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...more
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,...more
We have stayed here a couple times and always find it to be good value for the price; well located,...more
The rooms and restaurant and bar areas have been upgraded recently, of course also with a price hike...more
Ripped off in a taxi scam but Grand Mayan made me forget about it. The taxi got me for $50 extra,...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 ratemore
If you are interested in testing Mexican high cuisine, this is THE place. There is a lovely internal open-air court full of plants and candles. The service is excellent and the selection of courses amazing. Very intimate for a romantic evening. Very wide wine lists, both Mexican and internationalmore
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.more
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...more
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...more
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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...more
Great place to find that special souvenir or gift, as everything in the shop is unique/hand-made by local craftsmen, or from every other region of Mexico.AND, you can relax with a coffee or cool drink under a big shade umbrella with FRIDA!!Open 8am - 8pm, Mon - Sat Pottery, ceramics, paper-mache, candles, etc.more
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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.more