Travel Guide: Where to Stay, Eat + Surf in Baja Mexico

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Travel Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, + Surf in Baja Mexico

Whether you're dreaming of fish tacos and sunsets along the Pacific or surfing the perfect wave at golden hour, Baja is sure to satiate your travel palette.


Divided into two states—Baja California in the north and Baja California Sur below it—this peninsula offers a variety of surf from right-hand point breaks that produce head-high+ waves to the famous waves that ride for days at places like Scorpion Bay.


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Where to Stay

  • Santo Tomas: For those looking to camp along the coast, Santo Tomas is a small town that has some fun surf spots and beautiful places to just sit and watch the waves. Speak to local farmers and land-owners for tips and places to camp (including their own parcels of land).

  • Scorpion Bay Hotel (San Juanico): If this is your first time to the area, prepare yourself for right-hand point break paradise. The small town vibe paired with great food and accommodations makes it a great, quiet oasis.

  • Hotel San Cristobal (Todo Santos): This hotel offers its guests great interior design and aesthetic from the moment they open the door. While it is slightly higher end, it is still very surfer friendly.

Where to Eat

  • Puerto Nuevo: Located in Rosarito Beach, Puerto Nuevo is also known as "Lobster Villa," and it's an absolute must for local lobsters. Click here for a full list of lobster spots to hit while you're there.

  • Flora Farms (San Jose del Cabo): Roll out of the surf knowing that you can eat farm-to-table on a 25-acre working farm. They also offer anything from cooking classes to painting classes, a spa, and a free tour of the grounds.

  • The Green Room (Todo Santos): Off the beaten path, outside of town, you'll find this local hot spot perfect for grabbing a beer, tacos, and watching the ocean.

Where to Surf:

Finding the surf spots are part of the fun, so we’ll leave that to you with the exception of one honorable mention.

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  • Scorpion Bay: With a diverse array of surfers, Scorpion Bay offers anything from slow, rolling waves perfect on small days for longboarding to more sizeable waves towards Punta Pequena.

Ready for your next surf trip? Check our surf trip packing guide. Remember that Baja often has much colder temperatures—especially with the upwelling— so while you're sure to have an awesome time, pack those wetsuits and make sure you pick up a bathing suit made for surfing while you're at it.

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