|SAN JOSE DEL CABO|
Charming is the word most often used when someone is asked to describe San Jose del Cabo. The old buildings of the historic center, the overwhelming presence of the Parroquia San Jose church along with the inviting atmosphere of the main plaza, all share in the responsibility for this very appropriate description of the city, San Jose del Cabo instills a sense of old Mexican charm into the harsh desert landscape and beautiful coastline that surround the city. Old customs and traditions prevail here and time seems to be nothing more than a symbol of the modern world...a symbol that is very easily ignored by many of the locals and visitors alike.
San Jose del Cabo was officially founded as a mission in 1730. The first expeditions to explore the area were carried out by Cortes, as early as 1535. The rich and colorful history of San Jose del Cabo includes pirates, Jesuit missionaries and Indian uprisings.