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Top 5 Reasons You Might Want To Stay In Cabo San Lucas Instead Of San Jose Del Cabo 

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Los Cabos is a vacation destination that is really two destinations in one.   

It consists of Cabo San Lucas, the more vibrant and energetic of the two, and San Jose del Cabo, the more charming, sleepy destination for those looking for relaxation.   

aerial view of cabo beach

Each has a lot to offer, it just depends on what you’re looking for, but we’ll share the top 5 reasons why you might want to stay in Cabo San Lucas instead of San Jose del Cabo. 

Comparing Los Cabos 

While San Jose del Cabo differs from its more lively counterpart in a lot of ways, they are alike in many ways as well.   

They both have amazing luxury all-inclusive resorts, each has both swimmable and non-swimmable beaches, and there is plenty to do in either one.   

But if you only get to choose one, then you might want to consider Cabo San Lucas for the following reasons.   

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See Where The Sea of Cortez And The Pacific Meet 

One of the must-see locations in all of Los Cabos is Land’s End, and it’s in Cabo San Lucas.   

This iconic rock structure rising up from the water is where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet.   

It makes for breathtaking scenery that can be enjoyed from the shore, from some resorts and restaurants, or by booking a boat tour that will get you even closer to the famous landmark.   

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Visit A High Energy Nightclub 

If you’re into the nightclub scene, you’ll definitely want to choose Cabo San Lucas over San Jose del Cabo.   

To be sure, you will find some great little bars in San Jose del Cabo.   

But the nightclubs are in Cabo San Lucas.  Places like Mandala, Crush Nightspot, La Vaquita, Cabo Wabo Cantina, and El Squid Roe have made Cabo San Lucas famous for its nightlife energy. 

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Spend The Day On Los Cabos’ Most Swimmable Beach 

El Medano, or Medano Beach, is the longest of the swimmable beaches in Los Cabos and no doubt the most active as well, and it’s located in Cabo San Lucas.   

Along the beach, you’ll find all kinds of beach clubs, restaurants, hotels, and bars, as well as quite a few people.   

Whether you want to kick back and relax, get your adrenaline pumping with water sports and activities, or sip on a few tropical cocktails, Medano Beach is the place to do it. 

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Endless Views Of The Arch 

Even more iconic than Land’s End is the Cabo San Lucas Arch, and no trip to Los Cabos is complete without a picture of it.   

If you stay in San Jose del Cabo, you might miss out on seeing this famous landmark, but if you stay in Cabo San Lucas, there is a very good chance you’ll see it multiple times throughout your vacation.   

Like Land’s End, it sits right across from Medano Beach and makes for eye-catching scenery.   

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High-End Shopping 

If you’re looking to do a little shopping during your vacation, especially high-end shopping, then Cabo San Lucas is probably where you’ll want to spend your time.   

San Jose del Cabo is great for more authentic items and art, but there are a number of great shopping outlets in Cabo San Lucas for higher-end items.   

Plaza Puerto Paraiso and Luxury Avenue, in particular, are popular among tourists, and you’ll have no trouble finding something special at either place.   

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Los Cabos 

Many travelers, when they think of Los Cabos, are thinking of Cabo San Lucas.   

And although San Jose del Cabo has plenty to offer, it doesn’t offer the high-energy vacation you’re probably picturing when you hear the term “Cabo.”   

If that’s what you’re expecting, then Cabo San Lucas is where you want to be.

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