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5 Reasons Why Tourists Should Visit This Charming Town Near Los Cabos Right Now 

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Los Cabos is, without a doubt, one of the most popular destinations in Mexico.

During the winter festivities, people from all over the world, particularly from the U.S., come here to enjoy everything this breathtaking place offers. 

Surf boards at Los Cerritos Beach in Baja California, Mexico

From the most luxurious resorts in the country to breathtaking beaches popular for their crystal-blue waters and golden sand, and the many activities offered by this corner of the world, there is no way of getting bored here. 

Even though it may be hard to leave this little paradise on earth once people arrive here, there are a few places surrounding Los Cabos definitely worth visiting. 

Today, we will talk about one of them, El Pescadero. So, without further ado, let’s see why now is the best time for tourists to head to this little village. 

Fewer crowds

A cloudy morning on the ocean, Los Cerritos Beach, Todos Santos Baja California Sur, in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.

El Pescadero is located roughly 43 miles (69 km) from Los Cabos. This means that only a few people decide to venture here while visiting Baja California Sur. 

Unlike Los Cabos’s main cities, such as Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, El Pescadero is not extremely touristic. 

With a population of roughly over 2,000 people, this is the ideal place to head to if you no longer want to deal with the massive crowds of tourists typical of other cities in this Mexican state.

Great surfing conditions

Aerial view of Cerritos beach in Todos Santos, Mexico, Baja California Sur.

El Pescadero is located on the west side of Baja California Sur, facing the Pacific Ocean. In this area, the months going from November to April are ideal for surfers wanting to master their skills. 

During this period, El Pescadero is characterized by the perfect swells, creating the ideal surfing conditions. But what are the best beaches to level up your surfing game?

San Pedrito and Cerritos are surely the best places! The former is characterized by a rocky bottom and strong currents, making this the go-to place for expert surfers looking for the next challenge. 

Drone view of San Pedrito area of Pescadero, Baja California Sur

The latter, on the other hand, is better for those who just started as well as intermediate surfers. 

Cheaper prices

Fewer tourists also means cheaper prices. Unlike the massive all-inclusive resorts typical of Los Cabos, where an average night has now reached prohibitive prices, El Pescadero has plenty of affordable options, suiting all pockets.

Not by chance, you can spend a night here at a camping site for only $35, making this a great option for those on a budget. 

Camping Tent on Beach

Compared to San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, tourists will also find cheaper prices when it comes to booking tourist activities as well as eating out. 

Great hiking weather

The winter period is surely the best season to enjoy long hikes in Los Cabos without having to worry about constantly applying sunscreen or getting dehydrated. 

In this period, temperatures are warm enough so that you won’t freeze on your walk but cold enough for people to avoid dripping sweat after a mile.

sierra de la laguna baja california sur mexico aerial view landscape

El Pescadero has plenty of hiking options for all fitness levels. Not by chance, the famous Sierra de la Laguna biosphere reserve is located only a few away from this little town. 

With a bit of luck, you may even be able to spot one of the 42 native mammal species living here and representing 70% of the fauna found in Southern Baja California. 

Farm-to-table restaurants 

Last but not least, El Pescadero has plenty of farm-to-table restaurants and other delicious eateries able to satisfy all tastes. 

A hotel chef decorating food

Here you’ll be able to try the delicious Carnitas Machin, a type of tacos known for its juicy and flavourful meat that you will be able to top with all kinds of ingredients. 

Apart from these, El Pescadero also offers other cuisines, including a Japanese restaurant, as well as several cafés where to chill and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee or a refreshing drink. 

This town also offers plenty of farm-to-table options and several organic products to purchase and bring back home to relatives and friends. 

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