Cheap Flights To San Jose Cabo
San Jose Cabo, on the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, is famed for its sandy beaches, but it also offers plenty of history with attractive colonial buildings lining the streets. In the historic district, the missionary church, built in 1730, stands in the beautiful Plaza Mijares surrounded by several art galleries. Visitors can take advantage of the Art Walk tours held each Thursday to view the work of local artists. There is an excellent shopping experience in town with shops selling the local arts and crafts including jewellery, ceramics, art and antiques. To the east of the city, a hike can be enjoyed around a nature reserve with several bird species.
The city has many good restaurants serving the local cuisine and a good range of nightlife including supper clubs and salsa dancing. Pay a visit to a microbrewery where a delicious range of craft beers can be sampled. Nearby Todos Santos hosts an annual film festival showcasing Spanish language films each February. In early March the city celebrates the Fiesta de San Jose: a fair commemorating the patron saint of the town. On varying dates in September, scuba divers can enjoy the Los Cabos Summer Dive Fiesta.
Things To Do
Apart from soaking the sun on the beaches, there are many adventures to be had in San Jose Cabo including visits to historic buildings, strolls around the local art galleries and the chance to sample the local beers. Nature lovers and birdwatchers can explore the beautiful nature reserve close by.
- Missionary church of San Jose Cabo
Established in 1730 and restored in 1940, the missionary church is located in the historic quarter of the city overlooking the Plaza Mijares. This original Jesuit church was originally used by Spanish navigators and mass is still celebrated there to this day.
- Baja Brewing Company: a microbrewery
Those with a fondness for microbrewed beers will enjoy a visit to the Baja Brewing Company. Taste the range of eight different draft beers including the famous Escorpion Negro and six bottled beers including Baja Blond, Baja Black and Baja Razz: a raspberry beer.
- Fresh air on the San Jose Estuary
Located near the hotel zone of the city, the San Jose Estuary and Bird Sanctuary is a nature reserve where several bird species can be found including ibis, hummingbirds and herons. Visitors can choose to hike, cycle or go horse riding while exploring the reserve.
Calendar Of Events
San Jose Cabo hosts many fascinating religious holidays and festivals each year. There is also a range of modern day attractions, including a film festival for movie buffs and an annual diving fiesta for scuba divers.
Fiesta de San Jose: Starting on 8th March each year, the festival celebrates the town's patron saint. The city sees a series of parties, music events, parades and carnivals as well as special food venues offering sugared pumpkin candies and fresh tamales.
Film Festival in Todos Santos: Held in September each year, around a 45-minute drive from the city, the film festival screens some of the best Spanish language films and documentaries all with English subtitles. There is also a film school on site.
Los Cabos Summer Dive Fiesta: Held each summer on varying dates in the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, this scuba diving adventure offers a week of events including dives and beach parties. The event is perfect for scuba divers of all skill levels and ages.