Los Cabos in Baja California Sur, Mexico comprises of two main towns Cabo san Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. The two are about a half hour apart and are stark opposites of each other! Both have their own different characters and it depends on what kind of vibe you like better, when you decide where you want to stay. Cabo San Lucas is at the tip of the peninsula and is a much bigger town with tons of tourists. It has luxury resorts, upscale restaurants and an active nightlife. While it is significantly more crowded and action packed, it also is most popular for its water activities like whale watching and boat tours to the iconic Lands End area in Cabo.
San Jose Del Cabo is a quiet colonial town and was personally my favorite! It has a charming vibe to it and is filled with beautiful art galleries, cafes, boutiques etc. If you prefer a quiet traditional Mexican town, San Jose Dal Cabo is your go to! You can spend hours getting lost in the quaint cobbled streets and colorful shops. Since we stayed over in Cabo san Lucas we drove over to San Jose Del Cabo to spend an afternoon.
We went to La Lupita taco and Mezcal for some a yummy taco lunch! Try the fish and shrimp tacos – they were finger licking lip smacking delicious. For other great restaurants in this area, check out this article I found helpful.
Shopping is aplenty in this neighbourhood, one of my fave boutiques was Shima Shima boutique! It was tassel, pom pom heaven and had tons of cute goodies all handcrafted and made right in Mexico. Anush had to literally drag me out of this heavenly shop as I was ready to move in haha!
The town surrounds the Plaza Mijares, anchored by the Mission San Jose del Cabo church. The plaza also has evening art performances and other small activities free to the public through the year, so this is a fun place to hang out in the evening as well. And if happen to visit on a Thursday, definitely make sure you stay back for the popular San Jose Del Cabo Art Walk.
Oh and no visit to this fun town is complete without a visit to the paleterias in town! A mexican paleta, or paleta helada, is an all natural popsicle made with real fresh fruit juice, and sometimes carries chunks of real fruit in it. They are super duper delicious and the perfect refreshment on a hot day! Two that I would recommend are Paleteria La Tropical right in the town plaza and Paleteria La Michoacana on the corner of Morellos and Carranza; or you can also catch one of the local vendors riding a paleta cycle around town.
I kept my look cool and casual with this boho cold shoulder dress from Spell and the Gypsy Collective. It has a flattering flowy silhouette, oversized sleeves and flirty ruffle details making it such a cute option for spring/summer. I paired the dress with comfy sandals, a head wrap and oversized sunnies to finish off this look.
Dress – c/o Spell and the Gypsy Collective
Sandals – Cocobelle (similar here)
Bag – Kayu
Sunnies – similar here
Headband – Deepa Gurnani
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo