What to do in San Jose del Cabo

What to do in San Jose del Cabo

Without a doubt Baja California Sur never ceases to amaze us with all the places and tourist sites it hosts and while a few days ago we told you about the things you can do in Los Cabos, now it’s our turn to know a little more about the state and that’s why we’ve told you about the What to do in San Jose del Cabo.

What to do in San Jose del Cabo

Where is San Jose del Cabo? San Jose del Cabo is one of the 5 municipalities of the state of Baja California Sur, located in the extreme south of the state, 220 kilometers from La Paz.

This municipality is considered one of the most important for tourism in Mexico because of its direct access to the open sea of the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

But enough about its location and let’s get to know all the natural, historical and beach goodness that this tourist place in Mexico has prepared for us.

What to do in San Jose del Cabo

Visiting Los Cabos

Our first starting point is to visit the city of Los Cabos, head of San Jose del Cabo, where exploring all its beaches, dunes, deserts, mountains and prairies will be an odyssey that may not even give us time to visit other places.

What to do in San Jose del Cabo - visit the cabos

Visiting the Cabo Arch

Now that we are here in Los Cabos, we cannot miss the opportunity to visit the famous Cabo Arch. We are talking about that figure that has the shape of a “dinosaur” drinking water, a natural formation that is millions of years old and admiring it will be for you a true memory that you will never forget.

Cabo Arch what to do in los cabos

Gray Whale Sighting

One of the advantages of visiting San Jose del Cabo is that it is the perfect crossroads for the gray whale migration. So no matter what region you are in, you can take a boat tour to accompany these incredible mammals of the sea.

Gray Whale where to go in los cabos


If you love surfing, this is an activity you have to do in San Jose del Cabo, because it has several beaches that challenge the bravest and most experienced swimmers.

things to do in los cabos - the surf


San Jose del Cabo has the privilege of having beautiful dunes full of fine sand that extend for miles and miles through the things and while some invite you to get lost and exploit their nature, others have as an end point the beautiful beaches of the region.

And just near the beaches, there are the “so called safaris”, where you can enjoy a unique ride that you will only find here: Camel rides.

safaris in the cabos

Ride an ATV

Besides having safaris as an activity, in San Jose del Cabo you also have the opportunity to drive an ATV through the dunes. So you have to put this on your list of things to do on your vacation here.

things to do in los cabos - atv ride

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Another must-do activity in San Jose del Cabo that you can’t miss is scuba diving or snorkeling in its many beaches. Remember that San Jose del Cabo is home to one of the largest marine life in the world and this is due to its proximity to the Sea of Cortez, the Gulf of Baja California and the Pacific Ocean.

scuba diving los cabos

Sport Fishing

If you are a fishing lover or even a fishing enthusiast, you have to schedule a day of fishing on your list of things to do in San Jose del Cabo. As we mentioned before, this is a destination rich in marine flora and fauna, so you will be surprised by the different types of species you can fish in the area.

Sport Fishing los cabos

Sunset Cruises

Thanks to the geographical location of San Jose del Cabo, any simple sunset becomes an incredible spectacle and in fact this is one of the reasons why there are tours and cruises that allow you to take a walk along the sea at sunrise and simply be dazzled by the unimaginable sunset, which is lost among the immensity of the sea.

Sunset Cruises los cabos where to go in los cabos


Continuing with the list of activities to do in San Jose del Cabo, a very popular activity for couples and adventure lovers is parasailing. This activity can be done individually or as a couple and consists of touring the beautiful beaches of the place in a parachute that is being “propelled” by a speedboat, a real odyssey!

parasailing san jose del cabo

Canopy Costa Azul

Just 5 minutes from San Jose del Cabo, is Canopy Costa Azul, which can be defined as a small adventure theme park and where the main attraction is to enjoy the adrenaline in the air through its zip line circuit.

And of course, this is not the only activity that the place has, others like driving atv’s, rappel, walking on hanging bridges and much more, an earthly paradise for lovers of adventure and extreme sports!

Canopy Costa Azul

Historical and cultural tour

Another activity that is very popular with thousands of visitors to San Jose del Cabo is a walking tour of the main centers, monuments and cultural and historical sites of the city. This tour can be done by yourself, however, there are guides that charge a few pesos to give you the tour and tell you the history of each of these important places in San Jose del Cabo.

Historical and cultural tour

Main square of San Jose del Cabo

If you are looking to get away from the beaches and adventures of the city, you can go and enjoy the tranquility of the main square of San Jose del Cabo. A very popular spot for locals and visitors looking for a relaxing moment enjoying a coffee, reading a book or just watching the people passing by.

Main square of San Jose del Cabo

San Jose Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

As a last activity to do in San Jose del Cabo and following the “quiet” things to do for the whole family, you can visit and get to know the Bird Sanctuary. A natural place where birdsong will become an unforgettable symphony for your ears.

San Jose Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

These are just some of the things you can do on your visit to San Jose del Cabo. But the reality is that there are more than 50 different activities and we hope to eventually add them here. In the meantime we invite you to read our post about the Ruta del Vino (Wine Route).


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