Searching for a vacation spot with the climate and environment of Cabo San Lucas but with more of a low-key vibe? Then San Jose del Cabo is the ideal destination for an upcoming vacation. Located in beautiful Mexican State of Baja California Sur, Mexico, San Jose del Cabo has something to offer for both the young and the young at heart.
A city steeped in tradition and a rich history, San Jose del Cabo was originally established as a mission in 1730 after being initially discovered by the famous Spanish conquistador Cortés in the 1500s. The architecture of the older buildings such as the Parroquia San Jose Church speaks silently of another space in time, attesting to the inherent presence of the past among the norms and social mores of the present. The traveler looking to walk along historic pathways where native Indians staged uprisings against the Spanish Jesuit missionaries and where pirates once roamed will not be disappointed.
In addition to the various historic and educational opportunities, there are also a number of ways to relax and take in the ambience of San Jose del Cabo. Take a romantic or solitary ride by horseback along the shoreline of one of the beaches, or just lie out and watch the sun set while sipping a glass of wine. A new marina is projected in the future, creating further opportunities to take advantage of the magnificent ocean. A number of fine restaurants create the perfect environment for dining and socializing with loved ones.
For those with more adventurous tastes, sport fishing or an ATV rental may prove satisfying. A number of water sports such as parasailing jet skiing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and wind surfing are popular in San Jose del Cabo. If these sports are too adventurous, then whale watching, glass bottom boat cruises, and swimming are also some of the options available for those seeking activities of an adventurous nature.
San Jose del Cabo is also home to some of the most delightful golf courses in the world. It boasts at least 5 world class courses with more projected in the near future. Take advantage of the ocean course at Cabo del Sol, and golf along the mesmerizing shores of the Sea of Cortez.
San Jose del Cabo is a multifaceted travel destination for those seeking a more laid back vacation than its sister city, Cabo San Lucas.