How to do Los Cabos – Episode 3, Cabo San Lucas


In this episode of “How to do Los Cabos,” we take you to town—Cabo San Lucas, that is! But before our tour of a few select bars and eateries, we’re heading out to the world-famous arch at the very tip of Baja California. On either side of the arch are two beaches: one called Lover’s Beach, the other called Divorce Beach. These beaches are both beautiful, with white sand, towering bluffs, incredible rock formations, and, on Divorce Beach, crazy shore-pounding beachbreak waves that can provide thrills and wild spills for tourists and locals alike.

Los Cabos has been a favorite destination for traveling surfers since the early ’70s. With an endless variety of waves to choose from as well as plenty of extracurricular activities for out-of-water fun, Los Cabos is the go-to trip for surfers in need of a quick weekend getaway or an extended soul-surf mission. Just a short flight from Southern California, the Los Cabos region is known for its great year-round weather, warm, clean water, inviting local culture and cuisine, world-class fishing, incredible resorts, and, of course, raging nightlife. With south swell season coming in hot, and with Mexico’s biggest surf event, the Los Cabos Open of Surf 6-star men’s and women’s event kicking off in June, we figured it was the perfect time to get you prepped and ready for your own trip down to the awesome Los Cabos region.

Shot on location in Los Cabos, and hosted by GrindTV’s Chris Cote and Anastasia Ashley, this is your guide to a fun-packed three-day trip to Los Cabos. Get your sunblock ready: It’s time to hit the tip of Baja, see the sights, surf the waves, eat the food, and soak up the sun!

Anastasia Ashley gets the pinnacle tourist shot of the Los Cabos Arch. Photo: Daren Crawford
Anastasia Ashley gets the pinnacle tourist shot of the Los Cabos Arch. Photo by Daren Crawford

Where: Los Cabos is located at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, about an hour-and-a-half flight from San Diego. There are three main regions of Los Cabos: the East Cape, the Corridor (San Jose del Cabo), and Cabo San Lucas.

There is some seriously heavy shorebreak pounders at Divorce Beach: Be advised! Photo: Framegrab, Daren Crawford
There are some seriously heavy shorebreak pounders at Cabo’s Divorce Beach—be advised! Screen grab from video

When: Primetime south-swell season is June through September in Los Cabos. Consistent waves and favorable winds persist in these months, as well as hot temperatures that mainly hover in the 90s, with water temps between 70 and 80 degrees.

Who: Surfers and sun lovers of any age and skill level. The waves in Los Cabos range from long, soft pointbreaks to dumping beachbreaks to rocky reef peaks offering up waves suitable for beginner to expert surfers.

This is right before your host, Chris Cote gets pounded by a big shore dump set. Photo: Daren Crawford
This is right before your host, Chris Cote, gets pounded by a big shore-dump set. Photo by Daren Crawford

How: Fly into Los Cabos International Airport, then rent a car or take a shuttle to your hotel or destination. Camping is available on the East Cape, as well as numerous private home rentals.

There's all kinds of colorful wildlife out on Lover's Beach. Photo: Daren Crawford.
There’s all kinds of colorful wildlife out on Lover’s Beach. Photo by Daren Crawford

How much: A weekend trip to Los Cabos can be an inexpensive affair, with flights from Southern California usually going between $300 and $500 round trip. Cheap hotels are readily available as well. On the flip side, Los Cabos is a high roller’s dream, with some of the best golf resorts in the world and mansions that would make Jay-Z question if he could afford a stay or not. When you land at the Los Cabos airport, the lineup of private jets will tell you that you’re in a baller’s paradise, but when you buy a $1 beer at a cool little beach bar, you’ll realize that anyone can afford Los Cabos.

What to bring: Standard shortboard, fish shortboard, trunks, wetsuit top, short-arm fullsuit or fullsuit for the Pacific side (for dawn patrol and/or windy days). Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, wax. You do need a passport for travel to Mexico. One of the best parts about traveling to Los Cabos is the simplicity, and if you forget something, no worries: There are plenty of surf shops for whatever you may have forgotten.

If you're in Cabo San Lucas after dark, there's a great chance you too will have a crooked picture of yourself in front of El Squid Row. Photo: Daren Crawford
If you’re in Cabo San Lucas after dark, there’s a great chance you, too, will have a crooked picture of yourself in front of El Squid Roe. Photo by Daren Crawford

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