San José del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo is a city in Los Cabos.

Get in

By Plane

The Los Cabos International Airport (IATA: SJD) is located in San Jose del Cabo. It is the main airport serving the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

The airport is located about 10 miles north from downtown San Jose del Cabo. You can reach the airport via a toll road, or via the very busy (lots of traffic and stop lights) Transpeninsular Hwy (Highway 1).

By Car

San Jose del Cabo can be reached by the Transpeninsular Hwy (Highway 1), which connects San Jose del Cabo with Cabo San Lucas in the west and La Paz (Mexico) in the north.

By Bus

San Jose del Cabo is served by a bus company with frequent service to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz (Mexico), Todos Santos, Loreto (Baja California) and other nearby cities.

Get around

All major car rental agencies have offices both at the airport and in San Jose del Cabo. Several local agencies also serve the airport. At the airport, agencies offer shuttle service to their off-site rental offices.

Public transportation (buses) around San Jose del Cabo connects downtown with points north and west. Service is not frequent (about once every 20-30 minutes). Bus lines are represented by the color of the bus (for example, "white" line, "yellow" line).

Local buses also run between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, with service every 20-30 minutes, taking about 30-45 minutes to travel between these cities using Transpeninsular Hwy (Highway 1). Buses stop at most major attractions and beaches along the highway. Pay the driver when you get on the bus. Service stops around 11pm.


Most major attractions are within walking distance of downtown San Jose del Cabo.


The road connecting San Jose del Cabo and Cabo Pulmo along the east road cape (unpaved) has some beautiful views and beaches with nice surfing spots. It's possible to take a day trip or even spend a few nights on the road exploring a different side of Cabo far from the touristy resorts. (Note: If you drive a rental car, make sure you are allowed to drive on this unpaved road. Some agencies void insurance coverage while driving on this road.)

Several beautiful beaches can be easily reached by car or by public transportation. Worth noting are the nearby beaches of "Punta Palmilla" and "El Chileno", both located west of town. "El Chileno", located in Chileno Bay about 15 miles west of San Jose del Cabo, was recently awarded a "Blue Flag" certificate, handed out by the nonprofit Foundation for Environmental Education, for its excellent water quality. "El Chileno" beach is extremely well maintained, has on-site facilities (restrooms, showers, trash bins) and unpaved parking with security. The beach is open from 7am to 7pm in the summer.


Many restaurants are located in or near downtown San Jose del Cabo.


Go next

Day trips to Cabo San Lucas are easy to take by car or public transportation (bus). La Paz can be reached by bus in about 2.5 hrs.

Routes through San José del Cabo

La Paz Los Barriles  N  S  Cabo San Lucas END

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