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What is the difference between Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo?

It can get a bit confusing when traveling to Mexico when there are so many different Cabos. This article is here to bring more clarity and make sure you book the trip in the location that best suits your needs.

Los Cabos

Los Cabos is the whole region of the southern tip of Baja. Los Cabos includes both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. It’s like saying you are from San Diego even if you live in Ocean Beach. When people say they are going to Cabo, they are most likely talking about Cabo San Lucas.

Whats the Difference Between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo?

There are many differences between CSL and SJD. CSL is a spring break destination located on the southernmost tip of Baja. It’s for the people looking for a good time, and more of the nightlife party scene. The bars are open all night and the party never stops in Cabo. There are tons of activities in Cabo such as a yacht charter to see the Arches, sunset cruise, parasailing, ATV excursions, and riding camels on the beach. You name the adventure, and CSL most likely can deliver.

San Jose del Cabo, on the other hand, is a more quaint town with cobblestone streets and a more family-friendly atmosphere. SJD is where most people fly into and this is the main hub for surfers. There are four famous surf breaks directly in front of Las Olas for surfers of all levels. Zippers is for advanced surfers, as there have been surfing competitions held there and it is more of a local spot. The Rock is for advanced to intermediate surfers and then Middles and Old Man’s is perfect for beginners and longboarders. There is an Art Walk in Downtown San Jose del Cabo every Thursday night and tons of great restaurants and bars to enjoy. There are beautiful beachfront restaurants such as Pescadito Break within walking distance of Las Olas. There are also activities in San Jose such as fishing, ATVs, and swimming with dolphins. When booking with us, our team provides a Welcome Book with detailed lists of places to go in SJD. Click Here to See our Availability.

East Cape

Pack your beach chairs and umbrellas and explore even more waves that the East Cape has to offer. Miles of empty beaches and uncrowded waves for the true surfer adventurers. Please note that there is little to no phone service the further East you go, and sunscreen is a must. There are a few restaurants such as Zai Sushi with delicious food and Wifi. The East Cape is a must if you are dedicated to the surf and looking for smaller crowds.