With its beaches, luxurious resorts and golf courses, San José del Cabo, Mexico, feels like paradise. Luckily, you can now visit the resort city without dropping a ton of cash, as airlines are offering fares to San José del Cabo for as little as $221.
Through this deal, you can fly from a variety of U.S. cities to San José del Cabo, though destinations on the West Coast and in the South currently have the most available routes. The travel dates for this deal are primarily from January to May.
Book your tickets as soon as you can so you can enjoy the sun and sand next year — the low prices won’t last long.
Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.
Routes: Austin, Boston, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa and other cities have routes at reduced prices to San José del Cabo.
How to book: Plan your dates through Google Flights, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from January to May, but dates typically vary by origin.
Book by: The next one to two days.
Thank you to Scott’s Cheap Flights for finding this deal. The site’s Premium membership, which costs $49 a year and has a 14-day free trial, offers discounts of up to 90%. The Elite membership also flags premium, business-class and first-class deals.
Cities in California have some of the cheapest routes to San José del Cabo, with many costing less than $300. Airlines are also offering fares from Austin and Houston for less than $300.
Here are some flights showing reduced fares:
- Alaska and United: Departing from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), starting at $221.
- Alaska: Departing from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to SJD, starting at $241.
- American: Departing from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to SJD, starting at $271.
- American: Departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to SJD, starting at $313.
- United: Departing from Denver International Airport (DEN) to SJD, starting at $317.
- Alaska: Departing from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to SJD, starting at $336 (includes a layover in Los Angeles).
- American: Departing from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to SJD, starting at $356 (includes a layover in Dallas).
We recommend using Google Flights to find your best dates before booking directly on the airline’s website since airlines are more reliable in the event of a cancellation, delay or booking change.
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If you opt to fly with Alaska, the airline has two returning flight options — one leaves at 11:25 a.m., and the other at 7:45 p.m.
Do note that the fares featured in this deal are only for basic economy. Alaska’s Saver fare does not include seat selection or allow passengers to make ticket changes. Passengers are allowed to bring one free carry-on.
While some airlines let you pick a seat at an additional fee with basic economy, Alaska does not — if you want to select a seat for your flight, you’d have to upgrade to the airline’s Main fare for an additional $78.
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If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive trip that still feels like you’re in paradise, then these fares are worth booking. Fares to San José del Cabo are typically at least $500, so you’ll want to book these low prices while they last.