The city of San José del Cabo is located in Baja California Sur, Mexico and is the seat of the municipality of Los Cabos at the south end of the Baja California peninsula. In the 2010 census, it had a population of 69,788. Together with neighboring Cabo San Lucas, it forms a major tourist destination for travelers, with over 900,000 hotel guests in 2011. The two cities are served by Los Cabos International Airport.
The Mission San José del Cabo was founded in 1730; the nearby Río San José was useful to the Spanish as a source of fresh water for galleons traveling to and from the Philippines.
San José del Cabo is one of two places where the rare and possibly extinct rice rat Oryzomys peninsulae has been