On our drive from Los Cabos to Todos Santos, we stopped along the highway at one of the few swimmable beaches on the Pacific side of Southern Baja, Playa Los Cerritos. We found a quaint hotel and restaurant property catering to surfers and families of surfers, to swim and enjoy a Baja lunch on the beach.
As soon as I had my suit on I was running over the hot sand to the water. The knowledge that the water is in the high 60s to low 70s did not deter me. I may be from the landlocked state of Montana and the whitest white girl ever, but when I see ocean, I want to be in it! It was a brisk first plunge, but so worth it for the salty taste of the ocean on my lips and the waves pulsing around me.
Jackie Lope (the jackalope) catching some rays
Sufficiently chilled and my ocean fix sated for now, I sat down to an amazing family style lunch of ceviche, fish tacos with homemade salsa, and a beer. With the hot beach, cool blue ocean, amazing food and good conversation it dawned on me, I'm in a Corona commercial*. I must have thought out loud because my fellow Mexican traveler laughed and said, "Because it is real. Those places exist in Mexico!" It was too true. I could have stayed there in that moment and been happy with my vacation, but there was just too much more of Mexico to explore
! *Yes, I am aware that I am drinking Pacifico, I find that it is far superior to Corona, they just don't have dreamy commercials. Click here to read more about Laura's luxury Mexico tour.