Down at the very tip of Mexico on the Baja Peninsula, San Jose is part of Los Cabos a simmering resort destination that is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds. It retains the sleepy charm of its fishing-village history, while offering you all the delicious perks of a luxurious holiday.
Flights to San Jose
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is Mexico’s 7th busiest airport, and traffic is growing all the time. It serves more than 3.3 million passengers each year. Serving the areas of San José del Cabos and Cabo San Lucas. All of the American legacy carriers operate direct flights to SJD from major US hubs, as does Southwest, Frontier, and Aeroméxico.
The 4 terminals of the airport are easy to navigate. Getting from SJD to your hotel is probably most economical by transfer van, though taxis and car rental facilities are also available.
What to Do in San Jose
Visiting the historic center of San Jose del Cabos is like stepping back in time. The cobblestone squares are lined with quaint adobe houses and adorned by Jacaranda trees. A beautiful old mission church dating from the 1700s sits above a charming plaza where locals come to meet when the cooler evenings arrive.
Land’s End, just outside the city, is a fantastic wonderland of wind-carved rock, sand dunes, and astonishing views out to sea. Between the months of January and March, migrating whales come to Cabos, and a boat trip out to marvel at them is a must-do. The scuba diving and fishing here is first-class, and the town is studded with boutiques and restaurants. You have your choice of high-end dining establishments, but save at least one meal for the humble Tacqueria Marissa, where the steak tacos are to die for.
Advice to Tourists Visiting San Jose
Most western visitors to Mexico will not need a visa. The language here is Spanish. As the tourist traffic here has grown, you’re more and more likely to find English speakers in most places you go, but learning a few key words and carrying a good phrase book will get you far, especially if you want to go off the beaten track. The currency is the Mexican Peso, and laws have made it more difficult to change US currency in-country, so check with your resort before you go.
The summer months see temperature highs regularly into the 90s. Beware the spring breakers, though they mostly head for neighboring San Lucas. October and November are peak season, so be sure to plan ahead with Skyscanner’s hotel price comparison tool. We’ll get the best price on a fabulous room and we won’t charge you a cent.