This picturesque town holds unique surprises among its colonial streets. For example, the Mijares plaza is in the heart of the city, with trees, benches, a kiosk and a beautiful setting where various shows and events occur throughout the year. The city hall (El Palacio Municipal) also retains the colonial architecture of 1891, and the building that houses the House of Culture built in 1847 is just as beautiful.
If nature is your thing, then the San Jose del Cabo bird sanctuary (El Estero) is a paradise, a protected nature area (by an organization known as ANP). At this site more than 150 species of birds, fish, sea mammals, turtles, among others all co-habitat. Here you can also go kayaking, rent horses, or simply enjoy the area.
Located near by is the Mission San José del Cabo (Misión Estero de las Palmas), founded in 1730 by two priests, and named in honor of its benefactor: Don José de la Fuente y Peña. In 1840 it was abandoned, yet its beautiful Spanish style yellow church remains standing.