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San Jose del Cabo

Underdeveloped and unexplored for most of its history, San Jose del Cabo emerged as a major tourist destination in the 1970s, when a growing number of sun-and-sand visitors discovered the area's appealing beaches. A holiday in San Jose del Cabo remains a sea-oriented affair, with plenty of chances to swim, sail, fish, or simply kick back on the warm sand with a cold cocktail in hand. The town features a charming downtown, with adobe houses and restored 19th-century buildings housing hip restaurants and well-stocked shops. Despite its proximity to rowdy Cabo San Lucas, quaint San Jose remains a peaceful place ideal for relaxing vacations. To find out how to plan a trip to Mexico, use our trip itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in San Jose del Cabo

If you're after sun, sand, and surf, head straight for Zona Hotelera, the shorefront district brimming with large hotels, expansive beach resorts, and the occasional humble "posada" (inn). For a more genuine atmosphere and proximity to the town's charming historical center, as well as views over the nearby estuary, look for a boutique hotel or posada within the town itself, just back from the coast. If you want to split the difference, check out the selection of private rentals lying between the beach and the township.
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