San Jose Cabo flights and travel guide

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Reasons to fly to San Jose Cabo

Flying to San Jose Cabo can sometimes be quick if you're traveling from California. This high-end resort destination is just across the border on the Baja California Peninsula. What sets San Jose Cabo apart from other beach resort towns are the breath-taking views and incredible rock formations that provide countless photo-ops for snap happy visitors. El Arco del Cabo de San Lucas, also known as the Land’s End Arc, is a stunning natural wonder that’ll be sure to stir fond memories once you arrive back home.

Don’t be surprised if you see a famous face or two on your San Jose Cabo vacation - celebrities soak up the sun alongside the million or so tourists who line the 20-mile stretch of white sand in Cabo. In addition to beach combers, your trip to San Jose Cabo will be packed with deep-sea fishing enthusiasts who flock to Cabo for its internationally renowned Marlin Tournament, as well as devoted Van Halen fans. What does rock n' roll have to do with this tranquil seaside town, you ask? Sammy Hagar, Van Halen’s former frontman, is the owner of the Cabo Wabo Cantina, which is one of the numerous bars that make nightlife in San Jose Cabo an impossible experience to miss out on. Be sure to swing by the Cabo Wabo for its infamous margaritas soon after your cheap flight to San Jose Cabo lands!

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Best Time to Fly to San Jose Cabo

When it comes to weather, San Jose Cabo is pretty close to perfect with clear skies and cool breezes almost year round.

Summers (June to August) are warm and can get humid at times, while September is hurricane season when temperatures and humidity are high with cloudy, rainy days every now and then.

High Season

Peak season runs from December until Easter (covering Spring Break weeks in March) and is the perfect time for whale watching.

Low Season

The rainy season from July through October sees a nice drop in price for travelers.

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San Jose Cabo Travel Information

The Cabo Wabo Cantina: Much has changed since Sammy Hagar’s first visit to San Jose Cabo in the ‘80s, long before the small town transformed into one of the travel and leisure capitals of Mexico. As one of the many who fell in love with the beaches and beauty of the Baja Peninsula on their first visit, Sammy took his adoration a step further by opening the Cabo Wabo Cantina as a performance space that featured a fully-stocked tequila bar. Today the bar is the focal point of San Jose Cabo nightlife culture, so stocking up your iPod with some Hagar and Van Halen tracks to listen to on your flight to San Jose Cabo may be a great way to get psyched for those inevitable tequila shots. 

After your San Jose Cabo flight, the last thing you’ll want to do is walk for an hour in the hot summer sun in order to find a free spot of sand at the beach. Luckily, you won’t have to lug your beach bag for very long, seeing as some of San Jose Cabo’s most popular beaches are just steps from downtown. Medano Beach is popular with locals and visitors alike, and Lover’s Beach, aptly named for the seclusion it provides, are both excellent spots to sunbathe and sleep off your jetlag. 

If looking for the worm at the bottom of the tequila bottle makes you queasy instead of crazy, San Jose Cabo offers up several tamer alternatives to the beach and the rowdy nightlife scene. San Jose Cabo is home to five public championship golf courses, and be sure to browse through the numerous galleries and art museums downtown even if your flight to San Jose Cabo didn’t happen to land on a rainy day.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    John F. Kennedy International to Los Cabos:
    6 hr 25 mins
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