Accommodations range from hillside private villas with breathtaking views overlooking the Sea of Cortez to five-star resorts lining the golden sandy beaches. Many resorts are located along the beachfront just south of the downtown area. San Jose del Cabo is the closest city from the Los Cabos International Airport and only a 15-minute drive.
San Jose del Cabo boasts a rich and colorful history dating back to the 1700’s. The laid-back community of San Jose del Cabo offers an abundance of Mexican charm and hospitality with its Spanish colonial character, much different than its livelier sister city of Cabo San Lucas located 38.3 km or about 24 miles south-west.
The town is proud of its historic district. This is the downtown area which is devoted to the bustling Art Walk event on Thursday evenings, wine tastings, artists in attendance and gallery openings. The many art galleries showcase both traditional and modern works from renowned masters as well as young artists with sculptures, paintings, crafts, original jewelry, shopping and superb dining at restaurants.
Great for relaxing and water activities, the beaches in the area are not necessarily recommended for swimming. At the end of the Hotel Zone, you’ll find the estuary, a beautiful palm-lined estuary rich in native bird life. This fresh water oasis is in contrast to the dramatic desert scenery of Los Cabos.
San Jose del Cabo is also home to Puerto Los Cabos with more ultra-high-end villa accommodations nestled in between the private world-class marina and Greg Norman or Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses. There are two additional golf courses located in the heart of San Jose del Cabo and the Palmilla course only a few minutes’ drive.
San Jose del Cabo is a perfect place for visitors looking for an alternative to the bustle of Cabo San Lucas.