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Known as the quieter and more sophisticated counterpart to the nearby tourist mecca of Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo is a breath of fresh air for those who enjoy a more cultured atmosphere along with a relaxing pace. Although the area offers miles of stunning coastline, the real appeal here is the action in town. Read on to learn how to make the most of your time in San José del Cabo:
Study the Architecture
The colonial architecture of the buildings that dot the historic downtown district is infinitely charming, as is the beautiful town plaza. Other noteworthy buildings include the San José missionary church, which was rebuilt in 1940, the Misión de San José del Cabo Anuiti, which dates back to the 18th century, and the 19th century City Hall.
Peruse the Galleries
Home to a number of chic art galleries, San José del Cabo is a haven for art aficionados. Many galleries strive to display work by as many local artists as they can, so you just may stumble upon something done by the next Picasso! The famed Thursday night Art Walk gives everyone a chance to visit several downtown galleries, where you can often rub elbows with art dealers, gallery owners or the artists themselves!
Tour the Wildlife Estuary
The San José Wildlife Estuary is located just east of the city, where nature lovers can marvel at the sight of bird species such as herons, hummingbirds and ibis. This natural reserve is a quiet refuge where you can go to appreciate the area’s beautiful surroundings.
Dine on Incredible Cuisine
Foodies in the know skip the tourist traps and hustle and bustle of Cabo San Lucas in favor of the chic dining options awaiting them in San Josè del Cabo. The area continues to attract top chefs, who have helped turn the city into a destination for those with a refined palate (or just a general obsession with delicious food). Not surprisingly, mouthwatering fresh local seafood is often a top feature on the menus around here.
Do Some Shopping
A vacation simply isn’t complete without some shopping, and San Josè del Cabo has more than enough options to satisfy. Artisan-made Mexican handicrafts are a popular draw here, including ceramics, blankets, bags and jewelry; shopping enthusiasts will find all of this and more at Plaza Artesanos, located close to the historic district. Another must-see is the elegant Las Tiendas de Palmilla, which is a mall containing shops that sell goods ranging from antiques and art to resort wear and fine jewelry.
San Josè del Cabo offers so many wonderful things to do, you may soon call it your favorite place in Mexico! Garza Blanca Los Cabos is located on the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo making it easy to reach this idyllic town.