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“Wonderful place to stay - just don't expect a 5 star resort”
Review of Cerritos Surf Town

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Cerritos Surf Town
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in El Pescadero
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Four of us, in our mid fifties, stayed at Cerritos surf colony in November 2013. We spent a wonderful week, surfing and relaxing at Cerritos beach. We had read the negative reviews and all 4 of us were very pleasantly surprised. We had a two bedroom place right on the beach. The 'villa' was perfect for 4 of us - two bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The back bedroom could have used a window that opened, but we were supplied with lots of fans which worked fine to keep the room cool. The front bedroom was amazing! We had no problems with bugs in the 'villa', and only had a few evenings around dusk where we got a few bites while sitting outside . We came prepared with bug spray and never had to use it! Our place was missing a few essentials when we arrived (needed a few extra towels, dishes etc.) and the staff were very helpful and brought these things to us when we asked for them. This is a very relaxed place to stay - not the luxuries of a 5 star resort but so much more interesting and fun. We surfed and swam on the beach, only steps from our villa. There is also a great pool, which was a perfect temperature and clean. We would absolutely go back to Cerritos Surf Colony. One piece of advice - make sure you get a place right on the beach - these are much nicer than the back row of villas. The best place to eat nearby is the one beach restaurant just a few minutes walk down the beach. The restaurant at the surf colony is nicely located right beside the pool. The food was okay, but not great. We also had a great pizza meal at Napoli pizza, about a 5 minute drive north of Cerritos beach.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We have been to this resort a couple of times , and the first time , as someone else had mentioned , we are happy we did not base our decision on this location on poor reviews by certain people that wanted way to much for the area .
Cerritos Surf Colony is a gem on the Pacific Ocean with great views and real serenity .
We have stayed in both the rear and front locations and both have there own attractions . The rear locations offer a bit quitier stay , with less of the crashing waves echoing into the room , while the front locations are just wonderful for anyone wanting constant ocean views and wave surf . We as were so captured by the location and the wonderful staff that are in this resort , decided to buy into the Founders Club and plan on spending a lot of vactions at this area of Mexico . It is peaceful and romantic , along with being whatever you want to make of it . Long walks on the massive beach areas , intimate dinners on your private deck , or spending time at the pool resturant ( really good meals and relative reasonable cost ) , or heading off to a local location for some enteratinment , this location is excellent .
There are an abundance of things to get involved in , or just relax on the beach . Your call .
I would not hesitate to invite anyone of our freinds or family to come along with us to this great location for a wonderful time . Not everyones dream vacation , but if you enjoy a nice getaway without a bunch of frills , this is the place .
All our best to Roger and his GREAT staff in the new year of 2014 and hoping to continue with great vacations in the foreseeable future .

Room Tip: Ocean front property great , but always surf and waves pounding Second row rooms , quitier , but o...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

This is our second stay at the Surf Colony. We love it! We love it so much we took advantage of the Founders Club membership. It certainly didn't take that much persuasion. We keep finding more and more quaint spots to enjoy in the area. But our stay on the beach is the highlight of our trip. Relaxing with a book in front of "our house", running to the pounding surf for a cool off, then up to the pool for some lemonade and a hot tub. What could be better than that! If you are looking for peace, quiet, and tranquility, this is your destination.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Andrea P
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CerritosBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Cerritos Surf Town, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Thank you for sharing pictures and for sharing your experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed your trip once again…see you next time!

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

My husband and I are from San Diego, CA & had bought a Groupon deal for Cerritos Surf Colony because we love watching surfers surf and to be honest...it was a really good deal. We had never been to the Colony before and as always what we do to try out a new place is buy deals through Groupon and Living Social. We got back on December 20th 2013 from our eight night stay and had a great time. My husband and I have traveled quite a bit and usually we do an all-inclusive or a trip that's exotic...for example we spent a month in Thailand last year. Anyways, this particular trip for us was totally different because it was neither. If you want to get away from large amount of people and just want to chill....this is a great place. Fortunately for us it's less than a 2 hour flight and are looking forward to going back. Our 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath villa was great but the villas do not have air-conditioning so the best time to be there is obviously is during the winter and probably early spring. Also, no televisions but we were fine without having either one. It was a great time for my husband and I to just relax and venture to the neighboring towns of Pescadero and Todos Santos. The locals were very friendly and towns small and quaint. The management and staff were equally the same. Food is good on the property and has two sister properties. The Mayan Village and Hacienda Cerritos. I highly recommend going to the Hacienda and relaxing in either their two jacuzzis and swimming pools. The view is gorgeous. Cerritos Surf Colony offers recreational rentals as well. My husband and I highly recommend this property if you just want to be left alone in peace. By the way, the resident cats...Bam Bam and Pebbles are so loving. So if they appear at you porch, please don't hesitate to interact with them. Roger the owner of the property to us seemed to be a nice and funny guy. Heidi the manager is so cool but professional. The only issue that my husband and I have with Cerritos is that there were a lot of flies. The reason why we only dined once and it was dinner and it was our second night. We didn't notice the amount of flies until the next day. Had to go to Costco in Cabo to buy groceries after. It was a relief to know that we had a full kitchen in our villa. FYI...our villa didn't have a hair dryer or an iron and ironing board. Didn't mind much about not having an iron but ladies bring your hair dryer if you use it on a daily basis as I do. Anyways, check this place out. Salud to you Heidi....We thank you for your hospitality! We hope to see you soon

Room Tip: If you're planning to cook your own meals...get at least a one bedroom with a kitchenette. All...
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

My wife and I just returned from a fabulous full week. Everything exceeded our expectations. The villas are beautiful, pool is great, views spectacular! Woke up to a beautiful beach view and the sound of crashing waves from our bed side every morning. Restaurant and bar are delicious and the staff is awesome. Heidi is wonderful. We are going back FOR SURE!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

I recently stayed at the Surf Colony for a wedding, which took place at the Hacienda Cerritos. I stayed in unit 17 of the surf colony.
The Surf Colony and Hacienda are a great place to stay for a relaxing stay in Mexico. It is about 40 minutes north of Cabo, an easy drive on the new highway. It is also about 10 minutes before you reach Todos Santos. The road into the hotel and colony is a little gnarley, so caution is advised when driving to it, especially at night.
The Surf Colony rooms are located on the beach, below the Hacienda, and use of the facilities of the Hacienda are included. There are units on the beach, as well as units set back from the beach. There is a bar/pool area with food service, and a very sparsely outfitted gym. There is also a bar/restaurant located between the Surf Colony and the Hacienda which has live music on the weekends.
The rooms on the beach at the Surf Colony are two story, approx 1500 sq ft. Downstairs had a living room and full kitchen. A full size refrigerator and full stove/oven and microwave, as well as a blender and coffeemaker were present. There was a half bathroom located downstairs. Upstairs, there were two bedrooms, the master with a killer beach view and balcony. Both bedrooms were roomy, with separate bathrooms. The second bedroom was on the away-from-the-beach side, with no view or balcony.
There is no tv/cable, and limited wifi is available in the pool area. NO CELL SERVICE, although I did get a signal on the walk between the Colony and the Hacienda. No AC, but it really wasn't needed for my trip in November. There is also no safe or lockbox in the rooms.
I was told that the power is sometimes turned off at night, but did not run into this when I stayed there. Daily maid service is provided, and towels are provided for the pool. The cleaning service and food service at the pool are both excellent.
Great location on the beach, and no Cabo vendors hassling you on the beach. There are massage tables and surf vendors on the beach, and they are very low key and friendly.

Room Tip: Choose a beachfront room for a great view and Ocean breeze
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We just got back this morning from the Surf Colony. We had a Great time. Heidi and her staff were so friendly and helpful. It seems she has done amazing things for the surf colony since she came. Thanks to everyone. The surf colony was quiet and we felt so relaxed. The villas are so nice too, we were in a 1 bedroom (#9) and it was very roomy. The surf is pretty loud, which is nice to hear in the daytime and evening, but we were glad to have ear plugs to help sleep at night. Housekeeping was great every day, we never lost power or water, in the week we were there. Heidi was helpful in setting up our whale watching, which was an amazing experience. The food was wonderful, price per plate no more than what we would have paid at a nice restaurant in Canada, possibly even less, so no complaints there. No mosquito or fly problems, and no bugs in our room, only some no-see-em bites we had to deal with this time of year. I can't say enough good about the Cerritos Surf Colony. We will do our best to get there again.

Room Tip: Ocean front was wonderful.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CerritosBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Cerritos Surf Town, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos of your stay. You captured some great aspects of Cerritos Beach. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time and our staff. Please join us for your next trip or special occasion.

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Address: Km 67, highway 19 | Cerritos Beach, El Pescadero 23300, Mexico (Formerly Cerritos Surf Colony)
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Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > El Pescadero
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in El Pescadero
Price Range: £87 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cerritos Surf Town 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cerritos Surf Colony is located on world famous Cerritos Beach with a reputation frequently noted in Surfer Magazine for champion surfing. Cerritos Beach is the best beach in Cabo, and voted first runner up in Los Cabos Magazine! Cerritos Surf Colony is a neighbor to both the Hacienda Cerritos Boutique Hotel (a majestic mansion hotel located on a private cliff at the shore of the ocean), and the celebrity frequented hot spot Cerritos Beach Club & Surf where you can get surfing lessons, board rental, and great food.Cerritos Surf Colony is a beach front resort of Mayan inspiration and thatched palm roofs. The free standing studio, one, two, and four bedroom villas are solar energy assisted. Enjoy our amazing swimming pool and bar, surf the waves out your back door , climb the Sierra de la Lagunas, explore the artist colony of Todos Santos, or just lay back in your own palm shaded hammock.ATV rental, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, art gallery walks, hiking Triple Waterfall, Voluntourism, massage, are just some of the things to enjoy here in Baja California. Los Cerritos provides simplicity, tranquility and a break from city life that you have been longing for. ... more   less 
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