The beaches of San Jose del Cabo are beautiful. They stretch for more than five miles along a gentle curve on the southernmost Baja coast of the Sea of Cortez.
The Estuary/Estero de San Jose- Located at the end of the tourist area of San Jose del Cabo, this is where the freshwater Rio San Jose flows into the sea. A building on the edge of the estuary serves as a nature center with exhibits explaining the culture of Baja's indigenous people.
San Jose's famed sanctuary starts at the east end of the Playa Hotelera (Hotel Beach) in San Jose del Cabo. The estuary is a natural preserve closed to boats. More than 200 species of birds can be seen here and the freshwater lagoon has over 350 species of wildlife and lush vegetation. Fed by underwater aquifers, the river and lagoon are one of the few oases in the nearly desolate, desert of lower Baja peninsula.
Aside from walking there is a number of fun ways to venture through this area and enjoy the awesome beauty. To do this rent a horse, a mountain bike, kayak or an ATV adjacent to the Presidente Interncontinental Los Cabos Resort, which borders the estuary. Kayaking in the lagoon is an option depending on the water level.
The town of San Jose del Cabo - fun to visit before or after the beach.
The quaint, charming town of San Jose del Cabo retains the feel of a traditional Mexican village. There are many great places to shop and wonderful, though sometimes, expensive restaurants to eat it. For less expensive, and great local food, try one of the traditional Mexican restaurant found in the heart of San Jose.
While Cabo San Lucas is the more famous of the two Los Cabos towns, San Jose has a far less hectic pace and it makes for good strolling without the many vendors that accost one while in downtown Cabo.
When visiting the Beaches of San Jose del Cabo & the rest of Los Cabos remember:
1. There are no lifeguards here, not even at most hotel pools. So, try not to swim alone as no big lifeguard hunk wearing red Speedos is going to come to your rescue;
2. One won't find a convenience store on every corner here, so bring lots of sun block, sunglasses, water, snacks, bathroom tissue, film as well as a beach umbrella, snorkeling gear, sand toys, etc.;
3. Certain beaches have seas with severe undertows, dangerous breakers, rip tides, or deep drop-offs close to shore. Pay attention to any warning signs;
4. Remember that it's illegal to drive on beaches in Mexico.