MedRepublic Destination Profile: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

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As one of the top 10 places to visit in Mexico as listed in US News & World Report’s rankings, San Jose del Cabo has long been a well-loved vacation destination for both college students on spring break and A-list celebrities looking for a breathtaking getaway. It’s a resort city known for its beaches, water activities, all-inclusive resorts, and thriving nightlife. It is also known for its perfect weather and phenomenal natural scenery.

9020586719_23453c41cb_zPopular attractions include beaches like Sea of Cortez, Playa del Amor, and Zippers. The main beach is Playa El Medano, which houses many outdoor restaurants and bars. It’s also great for swimming and water sports. If you’re an animal lover, you can swim with the dolphins or take a camel ride through the Desert Park Natural Reserve. Sport fishing is also quite popular. If you’re more inclined towards shopping and restaurants, there’s plenty of that to be found as well.

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Los Cabos, near the hotel zone

San Jose’s downtown is dotted with stylish shops and restaurants alongside with adobe houses and plentiful jacaranda trees. Nearby, is a 9-hole golf course and residential community south of the town centro. Like Puerto Vallarta, there is a hotel zone known as Zona Hotelera, which faces a beach along the Sea of Cortez. More peaceful than neighboring Cabo San Lucas, San Jose is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway and recovery.

Pelicans and swimmers in Cabo

Pelicans and swimmers in Cabo

Cabo is a fairly safe city that is well-used to tourists. The streets are relatively safe, save for uneven sidewalks. Pickpockets are sometimes a problem, but violent crime is virtually unheard of. Otherwise, hazards exist in regards to beach safety. Swimmers should exercise precaution and stay within roped off areas. Same typical rules exist for nightlife as well — staying hydrated, not accepting drinks from strangers or leavings drinks unattended.

There are many North American flights going to and from the main airport in Cabo, Los Cabos International Airport. The best way to get around once in Cabo is by foot or taxi. Most of the hotspots are close by in the downtown area. There is also a water taxi available to get from the marina to surrounding beaches. Regular taxis are all over and reasonably priced.

Regardless of what kind of trip you’re looking for or what vacation activities you enjoy, San Jose del Cabo is the perfect getaway destination.

Kelly is rising senior at UCLA majoring in Human Biology and Society, with plans to pursue medical school. She loves interdisciplinary, long-form journalism, and reading in general. Her hobbies include trying to get into shape, writing creatively, and exploring Los Angeles.