Continent
North America
Country
Mexico
Next Big City
San Jose del Cabo
Next Town
Buena Vista, Baja California Sur
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Rocks
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The rolling wind swell culminates in chest-high small period waves that break over the reefs and beach. If there are high waves but marginal wind you might have a hard time getting off the beach. You need to be powered to get past the breaking waves. Lots of rocks in front of the hotel.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks, Other
Beach Users:
None

There is a rocky point with a hotel on it. To the north and south of that point are miles of sandy NE facing beach. After big storms there can be a large amount of driftwood that piles up on the beach that can be a problem for launching and landing.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty, Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Shorty, Normal
Winter:
Shorty, Normal

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, NNW

The `El Norte` wind is sideonshore. The Hotel point can create a wind shadow to the south for the first few hundred meters of the beach.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

A car is necessary. From Los Barriles, drive south on 1 until around km 104. Look for a Rancho Leonero sign marking a dirt road heading left towards the water. Follow the road for 8 km to the hotel. Park at the hotel and walk to the north or south, or drive south to the end of the housing development and find a way to the beach. Rancho Leonero is about 15 minutes south of Buena Vista and Los Barriles, BCS, Mexico.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

None.