Villas de Cerritos Beach - Cerritos Beach Baja California Sur

Four-Night Stay in a Bungalow or Ocean-View Villa at Villas de Cerritos Beach in Baja California Sur

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Oceanside Surf Resort amid Secluded Desert Scrub

Saguaro cacti stretch out their limbs among rocky crags throughout the Baja California Sur. Though the terrain here is desert, it’s not too hard to find water: the Pacific Ocean surrounds this peninsula, a long strip of land that looks like it was carefully torn from the western coast of Mexico. It’s not desolate here, either: surfers flock to beaches such as Playa Los Cerritos, which has an arcing reef break in its turquoise waters. Five minutes inland, palm trees and cacti intermingle on the grounds of Villas de Cerritos Beach, a luxurious beachfront resort tucked into the semi-arid desert.

Thanks in part to its secluded location, the hotel attracts plenty of locals, who know it simply for its poolside restaurant, Tortugas Bar & Grill, which serves juicy burgers and specialty margaritas. Straw palapas shade the lagoon-style pool and hot tub. Of course, the beach itself remains the main attraction. Aside from the ample waves, surfers are drawn to this water for its sandy bottom, as it is unmarred by rocks, sea urchins, or pillows covering baby shark teeth. From mid-December through March, it’s possible to see the breaching dorsal fins of gray whales traveling to the warmer waters of the Pacific to birth calves.

All two-bedroom villas overlook the oceanfront from private terraces decorated with terra-cotta archways. Fully stocked kitchens deck out the villas, and there’s an exotic Baja feel to the interior, with details such as woven wicker couches and locally made caoba wood furnishings. Alternatively, the adobe-style façades of the cozy bungalows line a side avenue, and each dwelling features a one-room layout with a private patio shaded by palapas.

Todos Santos, Mexico: Artsy Coastal Village near Cabo San Lucas

Todos Santos was once an agricultural hub for sugarcane but transitioned away when the industry proved too demanding for the area’s limited freshwater resources. There’s a laid-back attitude to the region nowadays; resident surfer and instructor Mario Becerril describes the Cerritos Beach break as “a very friendly wave.”

Gray whales migrate past the area each winter, and spring brings sea turtles that lay their eggs along the largely undeveloped coastline. In recent decades, the area has welcomed another mass migration: artists, who are often drawn in by the picturesque landscape. Many galleries here now draw international collectors.

A quite different picture of the Mexican seaside lies about an hour south in Cabo San Lucas. There, groups of revelers hop to various clubs—including a famed locale owned by rocker Sammy Hagar—to sip tequila and help to extinguish out-of-control disco infernos.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Four-night stay, valid for Sunday check in only

  • $194 for two in a bungalow
  • $488 for up to four in an ocean-view villa

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi
  • Onsite bar and grill
  • Swim-up bar
  • Secluded beachfront with surf break
  • Pool-front patio covered by palapa

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/1/12
  • Must complete travel by 10/31/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • 30-day cancellation notice or fee up to 20% of Groupon price applies; cancellations made with less than 48hr cancellation notice result in fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon
  • Subject to availability
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Valid only for Sunday check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 14% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Villas de Cerritos Beach or visit website by 10/1/12.
  3. Choose a date prior to 10/31/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • En suite bathroom

Bungalow Rooms

  • One full bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Standalone one-room cottage
  • Private palapa-covered patio
  • Kitchenette with mini fridge and two-burner stove

Ocean-View Villas

  • Two king beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Two bedrooms and two full baths
  • Ocean-view private terrace
  • Full kitchen with fridge, oven, stove, microwave, and housewares

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: smoking rooms available upon request during booking
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Four-night stay, valid for Sunday check in only

  • $194 for two in a bungalow (up to a $400 value)
  • $488 for up to four in an ocean-view villa (up to a $996 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: 67 miles (108 km) from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
  • By car: about 62 miles (100 km) south of La Paz, Mexico

Traveler's Tips

  • The resort normally changes sheets every three days to conserve water; ask if you prefer more frequent changes.
  • Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and surfboards are available for rental.
  • Although the hotel provides pool towels, guests are advised to bring their own beach towels.
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