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Woman Sightseeing in San José del Cabo, Mexico

It only takes a few minutes after arriving in San José del Cabo to understand why it is called the “Quiet Sister” versus the hectic pace of its neighbor Cabo San Lucas. The Calle Boulevard Antonio Mijares is the perfect path to stroll while exploring the town’s 18th century architecture within Centro Historico. Then a […]

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Town Hall in San José del Cabo, Mexico

San José del Cabo is a small town of about 70,000 people. It is also the seat of the Los Cabos municipality. The local government headquarters, including the mayor’s office, have resided in the Town Hall since 1927. The Palacio Municipal’s clock tower is a landmark of the main square that the locals call La […]

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Skateboarding at Cabeños Ilustres Monument in San José del Cabo, Mexico

This young man is skateboarding along a crescent-shaped monument called Jardin de los Cabeños Ilustres. This means the garden of illustrious citizens of Los Cabos. Those are not a romantic couple sitting in the background. They are two of seven busts of historic people. The most prominent is Lieutenant Jose Antonio Mijares. He was a […]

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Restaurant Options in San José del Cabo, Mexico

In addition to charm, the Old Town of San José del Cabo offers a wide range of restaurants. Many of them are housed in historic buildings but also allow you to dine under the stars within their private courtyards or along sidewalks facing a square. Several of the high-end ones like the Vaquero Steak House […]

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Jesuit Mission in San José del Cabo, Mexico

From 1683 until 1767, the Jesuits established about 20 missions in Baja California. The furthest south was founded in 1730 by Father Nicolá Tamaral. It was called Misión de San José del Cabo Añuiti. Four years later the friar was killed by Pericú Indians. The Spaniards’ goal was to convert the natives to Christianity. Inadvertently […]

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Centro Historico Sign in San José del Cabo, Mexico

While exploring San José del Cabo you will often see this Centro Historico sign. This association of local businesses has worked hard to preserve and maintain the heritage of the town’s historic downtown that was founded in 1730. The signage is proudly displayed like this one on the Spanish Colonial façade of the La Internacional […]