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The top attraction in San Jose del Cabo is the San Jose del Cabo mission.

San Jose del Cabo offers visitors a wide array of activities. Things to do in San Jose del Cabo range from adventure tours, fantastic side-trips and great shopping.

Founded in the 1700s, San Jose del Cabo is a charming traditional Mexican town. Downtown San Jose del Cabo is filled with stores and restaurants as well as many attractions for visitors.

The historical district in San Jose del Cabo offers a variety of cultural activities as well as art galleries that you can stroll through.

San Jose del Cabo borders the Sea of Cortez which makes for fantastic surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. The new Puerto Los Cabos Marina offers boating, fishing and even swimming with the dolphins.

So pack your bag, get on a plane and be prepared to enjoy yourself in San Jose del Cabo.

Swim with the Dolphins

Dolphin Discovery has just opened a facility in the new Puerto Los Cabos Marina.

Their Dolphin Encounter program has been specially designed for all ages, so you and your family will have the opportunity to receive kisses and hear songs from these great animals.

Participate in the Dolphin Swim Adventure or the Royal Swim and the dolphins will take you for a ride on their belly.

Swim with the Dolphin tours are offered daily at the Dolphin Discovery facilities.

Here is some basic information and some tips on what to see and what to do in San Jose del Cabo and the nearby area.


One of the best things to do in San Jose del Cabo is to visit the San Jose del Cabo Mission, which stands at the center of town.

Best San Jose del Cabo Attractions

San Jose del Cabo is full of history and culture.

Top Places to Visit

  • San Jose Mission
  • Estuary
  • Puerto Los Cabos Marina
  • Art District
Cabo Expeditions offers many tours in Los Cabos.

Cabo Expeditions

Cabo Expeditions is the pioneer in alternative tourism and adventure activities in Los
Cabos. Tours include Espiritu Santo Island Expedition, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Snuba, Swimming with Whales Sharks, Sea Trek, Whale Watching and more.

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If you are visiting San Jose del Cabo with kids, there are plenty of activities.

San Jose del Cabo with Kids

San Jose del Cabo’s traditional town feel makes it perfect for the whole family.

Kids in San Jose del Cabo

  • Swim with the Dolphins
  • Sea Turtles Releases
  • Horseback Riding
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Cactus Garden
Day of the Dead is a festival held in November. You can see it in San Jose del Cabo.

Culture and Art in San Jose del Cabo

Get to know San Jose del Cabo through cultural events such as the Art Walk

Cultural Highlights

  • Art Walk
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Cultural Events
When you go shopping in San Jose del Cabo, there are plenty of jewelry stores.

Shopping in San Jose del Cabo

In the mood for some therapy? Whether it’s the massage or retail kind, there are plenty of places in Cabo.

Sea Spa offers massages in Los Cabos.

Sea Spa and Salon

Get away from the stress of everyday life and escape to the Sea Spa & Salon
Located at the Cabo Surf Hotel, you can have the ultimate spa experience and try the latest in effective body treatments and salon services.

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The new state of the art Puerto Los Cabos adds many things to do in San Jose del Cabo such as boating tours, fishing charters and swimming with the dolphins.

Puerto Los Cabos Marina

The best things to do in Cabo are all on the water. Take any type of cruise on the water and you’ll have a great time.

What to Do in the Marina

  • Luxury Yacht Charters
  • Whale Watching Cruises
  • Fishing Charters
  • Restaurants
Learn to Surf at the Mike Doyle Surf School

Mike Doyle Cabo Surf School

Cabo Surf Hotel is home to the Cabo Surf Shop and the Mike Doyle Surf School. You can rent a board or take a lesson. They offer private and group lessons.

Learn to Surf

Surfing at Old Man's Beach in San Jose del Cabo

Surfing, Snorkel and Diving

San Jose del Cabo is close to many of the prime snorkeling and surfing spots in Los Cabos

Golf Course near San Jose del Cabo

Golf in San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo and the surrounding area offers plenty of golf courses – ranging from 9 hole courses to championship course.

Sol de Mayo, just north of Santiago is a great excursion from San Jose del Cabo

Excursions from San Jose del Cabo

Nearby towns and cities that make for the perfect day trip from Cabo. Within 3 hours you can visit everything from a desert oasis and to a popular surfer colony.