San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur

Found on the southern tip of Baja California Sur, “Los Cabos” has come to describe a region with two very different towns: Cabo San Lucas, a world-famous party capital, and San Jose del Cabo, a relaxing seaside resort. Royal Holiday members have been experiencing and enjoying both cities for over three decades, with no slowdown in sight.

Easily one of the most popular resort areas on the Baja California peninsula, San Jose del Cabo provides family-friendly fun with easy access to nightlife, restaurants, and cultural attractions, making it perfect for a mixed group or family. Luckily, Royal Holiday members have access to one of the top resorts in the area whenever they want to soak up a bit of that famous Baja sun.

At the Park Royal Los Cabos, located just off Highway 1 and adjacent to the well-regarded Los Cabos Fonatur Golf Course, Royal Holiday members will find themselves awash in luxury immediately upon arrival. Accommodating groups both large and small, the Park Royal also features world-class dining, in-room kitchenettes and terraces, and car and motorcycle rentals for getting about town. Royal Holiday guests have given the Park Royal Los Cabos high marks for years, and many choose to stay several weeks a year. Joining them in this vacation tradition is a smart move for any traveler.

Initially discovered by Cortés in the 1500s and the site of a mission constructed in 1730, San Jose del Cabo served as the home of priests, pirates, and everything in between prior to becoming the mellow port town it is today. Unlike many waterfront resorts in Mexico, the unique geography of the peninsula creates poor swimming conditions in the main hotel corridor, but popular beaches like La Playita and Costa Azul provide all the sandy fun a Royal Holiday member could want. Meanwhile, the dramatic vistas of the East Cape provide rustic solitude for those looking to experience the dramatic desert-meets-ocean landscape without the crowds. Naturally, water sports predominate, with sailing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing all easily available.

However, fishing represents the main sporting draw of San Jose del Cabo. Because the area is known internationally as the marlin capital of the world, Royal Holiday members with an interest in fishing should be sure to try the waters of the Los Cabos coast. For the best fishing, head out on a panga boat from La Playita and try your hand at catching dorado, sailfish, billfish, tuna, and roosterfish. In addition, the Puerto Los Cabos Marina, located in a brand new resort community, offers several deep-sea fishing trips.

No vacation in San Jose del Cabo is complete without a visit to the beautiful Arch of Cabo San Lucas or a hike through the mountains crouching behind Cabo Real. Various tour operators make it easy to experience the landscape on foot, horseback, or ATV. Royal Holiday members hoping to party the night away will find many options for transportation to the wildest spots in Cabo San Lucas, while those looking for peace and quiet will enjoy a visit to the protected estuary southeast of the city, where over 100 species of birds roost. No matter how you approach it, San Jose del Cabo offers everything you need for the perfect vacation in the sun.