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Guide to San Jose del Cabo for Families

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In San Jose del Cabo you'll find places for when you are feeling adventurous and wanting to have some thrilling fun with the whole family. And you'll find others that will put you in touch with the flora, fauna, and culture of the place.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

10 Places

5 City Tips

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10 Places

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)

Beaches

Desertica Cabo Multi Adventure Park

Canyons

Tanya Talamante Art School and Gallery

Art Galleries, Universities & Schools

San Jose del Cabo main square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Dolphin Discovery Los Cabos

Aquariums

San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Organic Farm Tour at Huerta Los Tamarindos

Farms

Costa Azul

Beaches

San Jose del Cabo Mercado Organico

Flea & Street Markets

Plaza Mijares

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Enrique A's City Tips

  • Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and be careful with the heat and sun. If you are going to the beach, don't forget your towels, bathing suit, and sunscreen.
  • It is best to carry cash, since there are places and services that do not accept payment by debit or credit card.
  • Taxis charge per mile. There are designated places where taxis can be found or you can easily catch one on the street.
  • Buses come and go every 15 minutes, they operate from 5.30am to 10pm.
  • To get around San Jose, you can rent a car, take taxis or make use of the bus system.
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    Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
    Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    Palmilla is a public, secluded Blue Flag beach, and there are no shops around, so peace and quiet is guaranteed. Come here for a relaxing break where everybody can take a swim or snorkel in the sea.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you are looking for activities such as snorkeling, a boat ride or kayaking, you can find all these services at the resort nearby.
    • You can bring your own food and have a nice picnic by the sea, or have lunch at the resort nearby.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Knew it was hit and miss, and for us it was a miss 04/12/2017
    • Expensive and just okay 26/11/2017
    • Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
    Address:
    Highway 1 Km 24
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 1 624 358 3333
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    Desertica Cabo Multi Adventure Park
    Canyons
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    Enrique A Says:

    If you feel like an adventure, Desertica Cabo offers a great service - along with a host of adrenaline-type activities to choose from - and you will be guided by wonderful and qualified tour guides at every step of the way. Try the course of 12 zip lines, do some rappelling (and enjoy the panoramic views of the canyon), or have a go at mountain biking.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to wear shoes and clothing that is appropriate for whatever activity you choose.
    • You are advised not to bring your camera on any of the activities as it might break.
    • The park sells bottled water, and also nice ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    • November 2017 22/11/2017
    • Don't skip this awesome tour! 20/10/2017
    • Desertica Cabo Multi Adventure Park
    Address:
    Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 61.8
    San Jose del Cabo
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 146 9601
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    Tanya Talamante Art School and Gallery
    Art Galleries, Universities & Schools
    Enrique A Says:

    When looking for a fun and creative activity to do together, the Tanya Talamante School offers a two-hour art lesson suitable for the whole family. All lessons are taught by talented artists and teachers who will give you a high quality and one-of-a-kind experience.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It is recommended to book in advance.
    • Prices vary according to how many people are in your group, since lessons include all materials and snacks. Contact the school in advance to check the exact pricing for the package you want.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #53 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    • Playing with Paint and Paper 19/05/2017
    • Fun Art Class! 21/03/2016
    • Tanya Talamante Art School and Gallery
    Address:
    Carretera Transpeninsular KM 31.5
    Plaza Don Carlos Local 4
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 174 4633
    Other:
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    San Jose del Cabo main square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Enrique A Says:

    San Jose del Cabo's main square is a great place to relax or do some shopping. The atmosphere is nice and easy going, and you will find bars and different types of shops suitable for the whole family here. You can also pay a visit to the beautiful Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church, which is within walking distance of the square.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are not that fond of the heat and the sun, visit the main square in the afternoon.
    • Remember to wear comfortable shoes since you will do a considerable amount of walking.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Under construction, but that doesn’t stop the activities! 10/12/2017
    • beautiful 09/12/2017
    • San Jose del Cabo main square
    Address:
    Miguel Hidalgo and Zaragoza
    San Jose del Cabo
    Mexico
    Phone:
    01526241425997
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    Dolphin Discovery Los Cabos
    Aquariums
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    Enrique A Says:

    Another great place for the family is the dolphinarium where you can chose to either swim with dolphins or go whale watching. Staff and trainers are highly qualified and will give you a safe and excellent service whether you're at sea or at their facilities.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Keep in mind that whale watching is seasonal and only available between December and April.
    • Don't forget to bring comfortable clothes, sandals, bathing suit, towels and sunscreen.
    • Always listen and follow the instructions given by staff and trainers.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Expensive disappointment 06/12/2017
    • Fun experience, but expensive 06/12/2017
    • Dolphin Discovery Los Cabos
    Address:
    Paseo de los Pescadores, Puerto los Cabos
    San Jose del Cabo 23403
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 998 193 3360
    Other:
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    San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Enrique A Says:

    If you love bird-watching, take a walk or hike through San Jose's Estuary. This is a great spot to relax and listen to the birds, while admiring the flora that surrounds you. The area is still naturally recovering from the hurricane that hit Cabo in September 2014, but this hasn't diminished the beauty of the sanctuary at all.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Due to the humidity and flora in the area, you might want to bring some mosquito repellent.
    • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the walk or hike.
    • Bring your own snacks and beverages in case you want to have a picnic here.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • beautiful birds in san jose del cabo 05/12/2017
    • Fresh Water Wetland Nature Preserve 24/11/2017
    • San Jose's Estuary and Bird Sanctuary
    Address:
    Paseo San Jose
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Other:
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    Organic Farm Tour at Huerta Los Tamarindos
    Farms
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    Enrique A Says:

    Come to Los Tamarindos and experience a working organic farm. You can take a walk through the gardens guided by the staff, who will teach you all the ins and outs of how the farm operates. Later on, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, where every dish on the extensive and high quality menu is prepared with Los Tamarindos’ own produce. Another activity option here is a cooking class, where you will enjoy picking your own ingredients from the garden before preparing a fabulous four-course meal!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Cooking classes need a minimum of four people and last approximately four hours. Private classes are also available.
    • Make reservations in advance for the restaurant, classes, and tours of the farm.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    • Fun family visit 26/11/2017
    • Farm-Cooking Class-Dinner 10/11/2017
    • Organic Farm Tour at Huerta Los Tamarindos
    Address:
    Calle Las Animas, Las Animas Baja
    San Jose del Cabo 23400
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 624 105 6031
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Costa Azul
    Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    If you are looking for a spot to surf or maybe want to try it for the first time, this beach is perfect. Here you will find schools specializing in lessons for beginners, as well as outlets who rent out surf equipment.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Keep in mind that there are no facilities such as bathrooms or showers at the beach.
    • Take some supplies with you and enjoy a nice picnic at the beach.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great for Surfers - Not Swimming 16/11/2017
    • Like in heaven 16/09/2017
    • Costa Azul
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 19:00
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    San Jose del Cabo Mercado Organico
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Enrique A Says:

    A nice place to enjoy in the afternoon, the San Jose market offers lots of activities, like yoga classes, for the whole family. Or perhaps you feel more like grabbing lunch from the local vendors or browsing the artisan stalls - rest assured that you can find plenty of high-quality organic products here at this multicultural space, which supports local artists and farmers alike.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to get there early - the market gets quite a lot of visitors, and you wouldn't want to miss the best of the activities or products.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    • Another Great Find! 15/04/2017
    • Fun way to spend part of a Saturday 28/03/2017
    • San Jose del Cabo Mercado Organico
    Phone:
    +52 624 142 0948
    Hours:
    Sat
    09:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Plaza Mijares
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Enrique A Says:

    You can enjoy this square day or night. There are plenty of shops with different types of products, and stalls where you can stop for ice cream, a cup of coffee, a snack, or maybe a refreshing juice with the family after all the shopping is done.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • You'll find different shops that are suitable for all kinds of interests and budgets.
    • Since the Plaza Mijares is in the city center, you can visit other places nearby while you're here, such as the nearby San Jose del Cabo Church, where you can have a moment of quiet and solitude away from the crowds.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 78 things to do in San Jose del Cabo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • will be an amazing town square 21/11/2017
    • Noise of jackhammers, tour buses spoiled the visit. Not a must-see attraction 10/07/2017
    • Plaza Mijares
    Address:
    Blvd Mijares, Hidalgo
    San Jose del Cabo
    Mexico
    Other:
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