San Jose del Cabo
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San Jose del Cabo is one five main locations in Baja California Sur - which include Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Todos Santos and Loreto. All of these places can be discovered individually with Mexperience!
San Jose del Cabo is on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, the land immediately south of the United States, cut-off from mainland Mexico by the Sea of Cortez, sometimes also referred to as the Gulf of California.
This region of Mexico is a real paradise - with its hot deserts, and cool, warm breezed oceans; its waters reflecting several different shades of blues and greens.
The region is a particular favourite with divers, golfers and people looking for sports fishing excursions.
San Jose del Cabo houses the seat of the local government here, and is the main business centre for the area. However, the town still looks and feels like a real old provincial Mexican town.
The city is full of interesting places to see, nice shops, good restaurants and cafés, and even some quality art galleries that stock local artists' works.
If you're looking for all of the attractions that Baja California Sur offers in terms of landscape, beaches and weather, but don't want the commercialised feel of a developed resort, then San Jose del Cabo is a good choice for you.
San Jose del Cabo has a very laid back and easy going atmosphere about it, and the beaches here reflect this. Use the space around you to unwind and chill-out, while experiencing the authentic Mexican atmosphere San Jose offers.
Some fine remote beaches exist along the shoreline between los dos cabos ("the two capes" - San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas). These include Barco Varado, Chileno, Palmilla, Santa Maria and Vista del Arco Beaches. You'll need to rent a car to experience them - see "Getting Around" - below. These areas are great if you want get away from the crowds and see some stunning beaches and shoreline in this area.
With its calm waters, fine weather and uncompromising beaches, its no wonder that water sports are one of the main attractions in San Jose del Cabo. Snorkelling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, water skiing and jet-skis are all firm favourite pastimes here.
There's no better way to enjoy the scenery than on a local boat cruise. Local cruises take you on tours around the many islets surrounding the tip of the peninsula, and include sunset cruises that let you eyes experience some of the most wonderful sunsets you'll ever witness in your life.
From the Bering Strait, Whales migrate to the pacific coast of Baja California Sur between January and March of each year. To see the marvel of the great creatures, you'll need to visit 'in season'. There are 3 main areas where its best to view the whales - the main one being Magdalena Bay.
The Baja Peninsula is one of the top venues in the world for sports fishing. You can rent your own skiff ("panga"), or contract a full sized boat.
Golf in San Jose del Cabo
The Climate in Baja California Sur is ideal for Golf all year-round, and the region is fast becoming one of the top places to play the game.