Mingle with a laidback crowd, dine at varied restaurants and stay the night at beachfront hotels in this coastal town of Baja California Sur.
Away from the big resorts and tourist crowds of Los Cabos, visit El Pescadero. This town sits between the Pacific Ocean and foothills of the Sierra de Laguna mountains. Follow bohemian-types and surfers to the glorious beaches and revered surf breaks. Book a night in one of the town’s hotels to see why it is revered as one of Mexico’s undiscovered paradises.
With a long sweep of pristine golden sand, mild water and clean waves, Los Cerritos Beach is the focal point of the town. Bring your board to ride the waves or sign up for classes at surf schools set up along this idyllic strand. Have fun collecting seashells and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a beach bar. In the hills behind the beach are accommodation options to suit all budgets, with many offering spectacular coastal views.
The fortress-like Hacienda Cerritos hotel stands on a headland above the northern end of the beach. It has welcomed celebrities such as actor Tommy Lee and legendary surfer Kelly Slater. Visitors can access the hotel’s terrace restaurant, which doubles as a superb whale-watching location. Humpbacks pass by from October to January and return in April.
A 10-minute drive inland from the beach is the town’s commercial center. Discover culinary options that range from typical Mexican fare to burgers, pizza and sushi. Watch boarders perform tricks at the Pescadero Skatepark.
Travel north to the neighboring town of Todos Santos to surf at Playa La Cachora and fish at Punta Lobos Beach. Local history comes to life at the Professor Nestor Agundez Martinez Cultural Center. Catch a performance at the Márquez de León Theater and browse art at spaces such as the Jill Logan Gallery.
El Pescadero is located on the southwestern coastline of the Baja California Peninsula. Fly into La Paz and San José del Cabo and then rent a car at the airports.