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Paseo Malecón San José
Lote 8, Zona Hotelera
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur 23400 México
T: +52 624 104 9999

+1 800 801 6827

Things to Do in San José del Cabo

The discoveries and experiences at Viceroy Los Cabos are limitless, but the historic colonial streets of San José del Cabo will call. Beyond the beach, immerse yourself in the sensations of Baja California: a land that is mystical and ethereal, majestic and untamed.

Beaches & Water Activities

Playa El Médano

Playa El Médano, or Médano Beach, is a big spring breaker destination in March. But it’s bustling just about any time of year. In fact, you could say it’s the center of social life in Cabo San Lucas. At nearly two miles long, it will lure you with restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and water sports. Go ahead – rent a wave runner or kayak, go parasailing, or have a water taxi take you out to Land’s End or Lover’s Beach. It’s very safe to swim here, especially in the roped-off areas, although you won’t find any lifeguards in Cabo San Lucas.

Playa Chileno

Playa Chileno, or Chileno Beach, is a true beauty along the corridor that connects cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Local residents love it for the swimming in a protected bay and amenities ranging from bathrooms to food vendors. You’ll encounter the biggest crowds on weekends in high season (December through May). Plan ahead – umbrellas are available to rent, and you can arrange for water sports and more through the dive shop. Snorkeling and diving are first rate, and several charter companies from Cabo San Lucas offer snorkel and dive tours to Chileno Bay.  

Local Attractions

Art Walk

Art thrives in San Jose del Cabo. Check out the scene on an Art Walk, held Thursday evenings from 5-9 p.m. throughout high season (November through June). During these guided tours you get an insider’s look at local galleries while you sip wine and chat with artists and gallery owners. Can’t catch a tour? Visit the galleries at your own pace; you’ll find them clustered in the historic Distrito del Arte (Art District) amid bars, restaurants and other must-sees.

Cabo Organic Farmers Market

Get a true taste of local culture at the Organic Farmers Market. Along with locally grown organic vegetables, herbs and fruit, you can pick up prepared foods like taboule, humus, salads, fresh bread, cookies and more. Plan to do your own cooking? There’s fresh fish, organic chicken and a variety of cheeses up for grabs. A true gourmet destination.

Open year-round on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am-noon.

Camino del Colegio s/n
Fracc. Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas C.P. 23453
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico
Ph: 624-172-0129
Cell: 044 624-122-5560

Museum of Natural History

Look for the whale skeleton on the town square. It’s just a hint at the numerous treasures you’ll find inside the Museum of Natural History Cabo San Lucas. The free museum (donations accepted) showcases the geology, paleontology, archaeology, biodiversity and culture of Baja California Sur. Explore exhibits about the life of the Pericúes (the original inhabitants of the area), the history of Spanish colonization and piracy along the coast. Plus, special spotlights on flora, fauna and marine life. 

Plaza Amelia Wilkes
Hidalgo and Av Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas
Ph: 642-105-0815
Hours: Tues-Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

San Jose Del Cabo Church

This beautiful old church is one of the jewels of San Jose del Cabo’s historic downtown – just steps from City Hall, Casa de la Cultura and Distrito del Arte (Art District). It’s been through several moves and renovations since being founded in 1734 by Jesuit priest and local legend Nicolas Tamaral. Get up-close with Tamaral’s storied past by looking up at the church’s entrance; there, you’ll see a mosaic depicting his killing by the area’s native inhabitants, the Pericúes. The church moved to its current spot near the middle of the 19th century, but had to be rebuilt in the 20th century after being hit by a hurricane. It continues to be one of the most important cultural monuments in Los Cabos and hosts daily services.