San José del Cabo: Travel Diary

SAN JOSE DEL CABO

SAN JOSE DEL CABO

STREETS OF SAN JOSE DEL CABO

STREETS OF SAN JOSE DEL CABO

STREETS OF SAN JOSE DEL CABO

STREETS OF SAN JOSE DEL CABO

SAN JOSE DEL CABO

SAN JOSE DEL CABO

GALERIA CORSICA

GALERIA CORSICA

LA LUPITA

LA LUPITA

EMPANADA FACTORY, FARMERS MARKET

EMPANADA FACTORY, FARMERS MARKET

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

CAFE LOLITA

CAFE LOLITA

CAFE LOLITA

CAFE LOLITA

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

EL GANZO BEACH CLUB

Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo may be separated by just a 20-minute drive, but they’re worlds apart. The “Cabo” you heard about in college and see in Hollywood movies isn't representative of San Jose del Cabo, a low-key, artsy town with more galleries and farm-to-table restaurants than nightclubs.

I thoroughly appreciated the quiet streets, touring the weekend farmers market, and the free-spirited people that San José del Cabo seemed to attract.

There were so many places I wanted to see (most notably Flora Farms and Acre), but two days just wasn’t enough time. I will, however, be returning within the next year for another visit, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing photos of those spots on my blog and Instagram in the near future!

In the meantime, here’s some places that I was able to experience, and personally recommend:

  1. Drift San José – I mean, duh. This was the gorgeous minimalist boutique hotel where I stayed; you can read more about it here in my dedicated blog post.
  2. La Lupita – This cute taco restaurant with live music came highly recommended by all the blogs, including Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop. The fresh tortillas are made from scratch and the tacos were inventive (they even had a Greek taco!) – I especially loved the ones with fried scallops, but my boyfriend preferred the short ribs.
  3. Café Lolita – This adorable café with patio seating is a must-visit. Their chilaquiles were delicious, the coffee strong, and the staff super friendly. Also, the décor was colorful and adorable.
  4. El Ganzo Beach Club – Although it’s a short 10-minute drive from the downtown arts district, this artist hotel is worth the visit. It’s massive and modern, with a private beach and rooftop swimming pool that are accessible to the public for approximately $25 USD per person (which you can then use to buy drinks and food – a pretty sweet deal).
  5. Taqueria Rossy – I had by far the most incredible fish tacos of my entire life here. The clientele was about 85% local, so you know the food is legit. We walked here in the pouring rain and were rewarded by spicy margs and aguachiles (chili-spiked Mexican shrimp ceviche), which I’d never tried before. They’re now all that I can think of….seriously counting down the days until I can eat them again.