Surfing Todos Santos – one of the best reasons to visit Baja! Villa Santa Cruz is one of the only beach hotels in Todos Santos with direct surf access – just walk out the beach gate and you’ll be surfing in no time. The main break in the area is world-renowed La Pastora, just a 10 minute walk south. La Pastora is an exposed point break with a sandy beach with rights and lefts, but mostly known for its bigger rights. The surf is reasonably consistent and works any time of the year, although, due to the boulder bottom, it is not a beginners’ break. The crowd level is low and you can pick your own peak to enjoy….a surfer’s dream! Before heading to the break, head up the Villa stairs to the Roof Terrace where you can see the waves breaking and decide exactly when to go.
For more surfing Todos Santos, there are a number of other surf spots within 20 minutes of the Villa. San Pedrito is a reef break a few miles south of Todos Santos in Pescadero. Cerritos Beach is located a few miles south of Pescadero and is a beach break. It is very well known and can be a bit crowded, but is a welcoming spot for beginners.
New to surfing? Give it a try with surf lessons! We highly recommend Mario Surf School, located at Cerritos Beach – just 20 minutes south of the Villa. With 10 years of experience as a surf instructor, Mario and his qualified instructors will show you the ropes and ensure that you have a fun-filled and safe day on the waves. For the more experienced surfer, Mario can take you to advanced surf breaks to improve your skills – what a great way to learn the La Pastora Surf Break!
Private lessons start at $60 USD (includes equipment). Separate Equipment Rentals available.