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Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas


An all-time favorite surfing destination, with half a year swell on the ocean and another half on the sea


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Surfing in Cabo San Lucas is available all year round. Between May and October, swells come from the Southern hemisphere, making this period the best time to surf in the Sea of Cortez. The second half of the year, November to April, is the season to surf on the Pacific side of Los Cabos.

Surfing in the Sea of Cortez (May–October)

The surfers who come to conquer the waves on the sea are mainly attracted to one of the two areas—East Cape and Costa Azul. The first one is nestled east of San Jose del Cabo and is often referred to as "La Laguna" owing to its scenic views. The rocky Costa Azul lies southwest of the town on the tip of the peninsula and is generally more crowded than East Cape. Its most famous point is The Rock or Old Mans.

Surfing on the Pacific Ocean (November–April)

Pacific Coast to the northwest of Cabo also boasts consistent rock reef breaks. Check out picturesque Cerritos Beach during west and northwest swells, but note that this destination could be extra busy on the weekends. San Pedriеo or Pescadero is an excellent surfing spot. Though Pacific surf season lasts from November to April, the most substantial west and northwest swells wind down by March.

Surfing lessons in Cabo San Lucas

Can't surf?–Don't worry. You'll find a number of surf lessons and tours in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. One of the best places to master the sports in the Sea of Cortez is still Costa Azul, as it has several breaks suitable for newbies. On the Pacific Ocean side, a great place to introduce yourself to the surfing world is at Los Cerritos Beach.

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