At the southern most edge of Baja California Sur, you will find the peaceful, laid-back Mexican town of San Jose del Cabo, a low-key counterpart to Cabo San Lucas in Los Cabos. Characterized with 18th-century Spanish architecture, the scenic town is also known for its Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, Sea of Cortez’s hard coral reef, and the numerous bird species dwelling in the San Jose Estuary and Bird Sanctuary. Don’t forget to sunbathe at Playa del Amore, a beautiful beach in Mexico.
If you have a special liking for various kinds of artworks and paintings, then you must visit the wonderful art galleries that San Jose offers you. The most notable ones include Ivan Guaderrama Art Gallery, which displays artworks that blend spirituality, faith, and inspiration; Paquime Gallery, which organizes Art Walk every Thursday and displays colorful Huichol art; Old Town Gallery by El Encanto; and Silvermoon Gallery.
San Jose del Cabo offers Dolphin Discovery facilities, where you along with your family can participate in the Dolphin Encounter program, giving you the opportunity to hear songs and receive kisses from these playful animals.
Visit the majestic Iglesia San Jose, which replaces the Mision de San Jose del Cabo Anuiti and faces the magnificent Plaza Mijares square.
The breathtaking beaches with less-abrasive and finer sand are perfect for watching the colorful pretty fishes, swimming, scuba diving, or just strolling. Take a visit to some of the most scenic beaches including Costa Azul, Playa Palmilla, La Playita, and Playa Acapulquito.
Restaurants and Eateries
To taste great Mexican food served with wonderful hospitality in a friendly atmosphere, you need to visit some of the best restaurants in the town that include Las Cazuelas del Don, Voila Bistro, Villa Valentina Restaurant, La Salsa’s, and many more. You can also savor a variety of cuisines including seafood, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, and American.
This Mexican town, with its shopping plazas, is a wonderful place to shop around and spend a day leisurely. Most of the shops and galleries specialize in selling crafts, gifts, and clothing from different parts of Mexico. Plaza Artesanos and The Shoppes at Palmilla are two modern shopping centers housing numerous stores and restaurants.