San Jose del Cabo
- Type: Beaches, Neighborhood/Area
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Many say San José del Cabo is Cabo San Lucas' more elegant twin sister. Separated by the Corridor and situated close to the airport, the city is commonly known as the "Old Town," exuding traditional Mexican charm while also impressing with its luxurious new resorts. If you're seeking respite from the party-laden streets of Cabo, take a ride out to San José where, according to Lonely Planet, you can enjoy "quiet shopping, an attractive plaza, a beautiful church and excellent dining opportunities."
Take some time to check out the town square known as Plaza Mijares, which contains the town's mission church, town hall, several restaurants and charming shops. If you'd like to hit the beach, the nearby Playa Santa Maria at KM 13 offers excellent waters and wildlife for swimmers and snorkelers.
San José is also known for its excellent golf courses, and travelers particularly recommend the Palmilla Golf Club, which contains three nine-hole courses. One traveler on TripAdvisor says: "I have played all over the world. I would rate this as the very best in Mexico, and as good as Pebble Beach, if not better!"