By Clarissa Buch
Photos Provided by Santiago Lomelí / Courtesy of El Corcho
Each year, thousands of revelers gather for the Festival de San José del Cabo held in the city of the same name in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
This annual event celebrates the city's patron saint, San José (also known as Saint Joseph), and consists of a multi-day festival with music, parades, food, drink, dancing, and parties.
Street vendors, offering traditional foods, drinks, crafts, and other locally-made goods will be lining roads throughout the city, along with musicians and performers scattered across the boulevards. Other musicians and dancers will perform in San José del Cabo's open air theater, and throughout the week, a few nationally-recognized artists will be taking the stage too.
The Festival de San José del Cabo is unique in the welcoming atmosphere it offers to both tourists and locals. Every March, Mexicans and tourists alike make the journey to the southern tip of the peninsula for the annual celebration.
With weather is known to be favorable, boasting mild temperatures, little rain, and lots of sunshine, it's the perfect recipe for a tropical beachside vacation.
Where to Stay
If you're interested in attending this year's Festival de San José, we suggest booking a hotel early. The area is known for numerous all-inclusive resorts, many of which will fill up in advance. Those interested in staying at the newest and most exclusive resort in the area will delight in Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, a luxurious all-inclusive that just recently opened its doors.
Part of Palace Resorts’ top end Le Blanc brand, Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos brings the award-winning service and exclusive luxury already recognized at Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun to a picturesque destination with breathtaking ocean views, a variety of suite-style rooms, and cushy villa residences.
To celebrate its opening, couples who book a vacation within the calendar year, get up to 35 percent off along with Resort Credit and other exclusive amenities.
Dates for this year's Festival de San José del Cabo have not been officially announced but they will most likely take place the week of March 12 with a grand finale on March 19, like previous years.