When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to San José del Cabo?
For cheap flights to San José del Cabo, look to travel during the shoulder months of October, November, May and June. Weather-wise, there is very little difference in the temperature throughout the year, although you are more likely to experience rain and possible hurricanes from July to October. Prices during the peak season, which runs from December until Easter, can be quite high for San José del Cabo flights.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to San José del Cabo?
If you’re planning to visit during the peak tourist times, book your San José del Cabo flights at least five months in advance. Cheap flights to San José del Cabo are more likely to be found outside of the peak season, but there might be some offers on last-minute flights if you are flexible with your travel dates.
Flying to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is seven miles (11 kilometres) from the city of San José del Cabo. It is the sixth-largest airport in Mexico. In 2017, SJD served almost five million passengers. It was designed by the great-grandson of Queen Isabella II of Spain.
You can get flights to San José del Cabo from several UK airports. There are, however, no direct flights to San José del Cabo from the UK. London Heathrow offers one of the most direct routes with just one stopover, often in the United States (US) or Mexico City. There are many options for travelling to San José del Cabo, and multiple airlines provide flights to San José del Cabo. You can fly with KLM, Delta Air Lines, Aeroméxico and Iberia among others. Some itineraries may require you to change airlines, so be sure to look closely at your proposed itinerary before booking.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
The airport has two terminals with one reserved for domestic flights and the other for international flights and airlines. They are both easily accessible and within walking distance from each other. Both terminals at SJD have at least one ATM, which accepts major international bank cards as well as two money exchange offices. There are also a number of food and drink establishments at the airport.
Getting to the City from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
The easiest way to get from SJD to San José del Cabo is to take a shuttle. It is generally advised to pre-book these online. Hotels will often have recommendations for their favoured operator. You can, however, also pick up a shuttle at the airport without a reservation. Prices are set per person. Government-run taxis and minibuses are yellow and are also available outside the terminal. There are a number of car hire companies available at the airport. Most shuttles and taxis will take the toll road from SJD, so check if your fare includes the toll fare or if this will incur an extra cost.
Why Visit San José del Cabo?
Sitting at the tip of the Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, San José del Cabo is the quiet sibling of its rowdier and more popular neighbour, Cabo San Lucas. With art galleries, beautiful jacaranda trees and miles of white beaches, it is the more sophisticated and quieter of the two Baja Peninsula cities. Thankfully, if you want to head out and explore the party scene at Cabo San Lucas, it’s easy to travel there.
Some of the best sights in sophisticated San José del Cabo include the main square of Plaza Mijares, any of the galleries in the Art District or the Mission of San José del Cabo church. The beaches are the perfect place to relax, and if you happen to be there during the peak season, you might even see migrating whales. In October, the city hosts a huge fishing tournament, Bisbee’s Black and Blue, which is always a treat to see.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
The currency in Mexico is the peso. It’s a good idea to have some pesos with you when you arrive, although major credit cards can be used for withdrawals at ATMs and payments in hotels as well as some restaurants and shops. If you wish to exchange cash on arrival, it is easier to exchange US dollars than sterling. British passport holders do not need a visa if they are visiting Mexico as a tourist. Your passport should be valid for your proposed period of stay. If you intend to work or volunteer in Mexico, you will need to apply for a visa and should contact the nearest Mexican Embassy before you travel.