Destination guide

laidback living in San Jose del Cabo

A smart resort city on the southern tip of the sun-drenched Baja California peninsula, San Jose del Cabo serves up a less-frenzied pace than that found at lively Cabo San Lucas, just 20 miles along the coast. Here, the focus is on the city's colonial buildings, quiet shopping streets and sandy beaches, not to mention its marine park and bird sanctuary. With an array of attractions and amenities on offer, it's little wonder that San Jose del Cabo vacation rentals are a popular choice for families and friends hoping to enjoy a little laidback living in Mexico.

Things to do

Get a culture fix in San Jose del Cabo

Checking out the city's historic downtown is a must if you like to squeeze a little culture into your vacations. Expect colonial-style houses and architectural delights such as Mijares Plaza, City Hall and the Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church, as well as great shopping along Zaragoza and Boulevard Mijares. Between November and May, free art walks, often complete with complimentary tequila, take place every Thursday evening. For green-fingered guests, the Wirikuta Botanical Garden on the Puerto Los Cabos development is well worth a visit.


Make a splash in San Jose del Cabo

Getting out on the water is likely to be high on your to-do list, and there are few better places to kick things off than at Cabo Pulmo Marine Park. Easily accessible on a day trip from your San Jose del Cabo vacation rental, the park stretches between Los Frailes Cape and Pulmo Point and counts the Gulf of California's sole surviving coral reef among its many highlights. Cruising alongside whale sharks is an option here, depending on the season, while divers are pretty much guaranteed a year-round glimpse at the sea turtles, manta rays and dolphins.


San Jose del Cabo has 4-season appeal

With year-round appeal, there's never a bad time to book your San Jose del Cabo vacation rental. The summer months of July and August can be hot, but conditions are perfect if you plan to snorkel and dive. In winter, the temperature is a little cooler, but ideal for activities such as hiking and boating. Rentals are available throughout the year, though it's wise to keep in mind that demand is at its highest during holidays such as Christmas and Easter, as well as throughout the March fiesta.

Natural features

Blissful birding in San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo is not short of natural delights, but there are few more memorable than the San Jose Estuary. A protected natural area made up of a 2,000-acre marshy lagoon fed by an underground river, this sanctuary offers a safe home to 100s of species of birds, including Belding's Yellowthroats, Brown Pelicans and Purple Finch. Popular with birdwatchers, this beautiful spot is also a great destination for photographers and those searching for the perfect sunset.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown San Jose del Cabo

Fly into San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur (SJD-Los Cabos Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around San José del Cabo, MX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,356 vacation rentals around San José del Cabo. From 302 house rentals to 503 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San José del Cabo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San José del Cabo:

  • Zona Hotelera: 406 vacation rentals
  • Los Zacatitos: 66 vacation rentals
  • El Rosarito: 38 vacation rentals
  • Laguna Hills: 60 vacation rentals
  • Mauricio Castro: 63 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to San José del Cabo?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in San José del Cabo. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • El Dorado Golf Club: 3,769 vacation rentals
  • Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course: 1,515 vacation rentals
  • San Jose del Cabo Art District: 3,166 vacation rentals
  • Club Campestre Golf Course: 3,666 vacation rentals
  • Querencia Golf Course: 3,714 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San José del Cabo listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San José del Cabo?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 302 Houses in San José del Cabo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San José del Cabo include:

  • Villas: 503 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 886 rentals available
  • Resorts: 419 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San José del Cabo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,031 vacation rentals with pool available in San José del Cabo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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