Spent 10 days mid December with my wife for a surf trip to San pedrito. The Waves showed up for only half the trip bt it was amazing nonetheless. Andy is a great host and his three adorable dogs are there day and night to keep you company. The Hotel is clean and perfect for a couple or a family getaway. Help was always available with where to shop for food, eat out and anything else you might need. The nightlife is non existant with the exception of a few small local bars in Todos Santos and just about everything else is closed just after sundown. Opening hours for stores and restorants are a crapshoot at best and closing hours are even more confusing. The general rule of thumb is as soon as it's dark shops close to save on electricity.Make sure to try the taco stands where the locals eat, those tend to be the least expensive and from our experience ussually the best food.
As for surfing; The surf lineup is empty most days and the few people out there are locals and expats that tend to be in their retirement years and are only too happy share the waves. When the point is going off and serious swell hits look for most of the young local tallent to show up early, but just about everyone out there welcome a new face and even beginners were welcomed with no complaints. Bring your own boards and don't expect to see much in the way or surf shops as Todos santos is too far out and has nothing other than a few small trailer shops that they have on the nearby beach of Cerritos. Renting is not a problem for beginners but more advanced surfers won't find much in the way of boards. That being said Andy has now ammased a nice little collection of 12+ boards and bags (second hand )that he sells right in the hotel. Anywhere from $50 to $200 for some nice if slightly used boards.
If you're looking for the craziness of the Cabo nightlife and all night drinking, look elsewhere. San pedrito is an amazing spot to surf, kick back, enjoy a beer and an epic sunset and then fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. Definitely one of the best places I've stayed, and would recommend it in a heartbeat.
If one recommendation, make sure to drive there during daylight as finding the place at night is not fun. The signs on the highway are hard to see (along with the cows and donkeys that seem to congregate in the middle of the road ) after sun-down and the highway itself was under major construction. Sections ranged from 4 lane highway to single lane gravel roads, to some interesting lane changes into oncoming traffic for sections at time. Again daylight will make this a million times easier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Pedrito Surf Hotel, formerly Casa Cyrene on playa San Pedrito, Ocean Front vacation rentals at the world famous San Pedrito surf break Located 40 minutes north of Los Cabos and 10 minutes from Todos Santos art community. The only ocean front hotel in the area! ... more less