Playa Los Cerritos, or Cerritos Beach, is a frequent day trip destination from Cabo San Lucas. Not only is the beautiful Pacific Coast beach a convenient stop on the way to the Pueblo Magico of Todos Santos, but also it hosts one of the area's best seaside live music venues: Cerritos Beach Club and Surf.
Cerritos Beach Club and Surf is one of the best live music venues in Los Cabos, showcasing regular performances from jazz chanteuse Daline Jones and keyboardist Diego Ramirez — Photo courtesy of Todos Santos Guide
Set on the sands of one of Baja California Sur's best surfing beaches, Cerritos Beach Club and Surf offers excellent food and drinks, and some of the best live music in the Los Cabos area. Ace rock and roll performer Brian Flynn appears every Friday night, and the Daline Jones Group provides memorable seaside jazz performances on Sunday afternoons.
Flynn and Jones are two of the area's biggest year-round musical draws. Flynn, who fronted the house band at Cabo Wabo Cantina for five years and has performed with some of the biggest names in rock and roll, appears at Cerritos Beach Club and Surf between frequent gigs at Cabo San Lucas bars and clubs like Cabo Lounge and Tanga Tanga.
Daline Jones was, for many years, the headliner at Harry Denton's Starlight Room in San Francisco. Nowadays, the jazz chanteuse is more likely to be seen with keyboardist Diego Ramirez on Cerritos Beach, or during weekly performances at Club Cascadas, Los Cabos Winery and The Office on the Beach in Cabo San Lucas. She also appears with Ramirez on the last Friday of every month at Voila Bistro in San José del Cabo.
Cerritos Beach Club and Surf is located 40 miles north of Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur — Photo courtesy of Todos Santos Guide
Sunday afternoons are the best time to visit Cerritos Beach Club and Surf. Soft sand, crashing waves, the smooth Latin jazz stylings of Daline Jones and tasty soups, salads, sandwiches and seafood platters are a tough combination to beat. The club also offers an excellent eponymous house tequila made from Weber blue agave, as well as a nice selection of domestic beers that taste particularly good when you're barefoot on a tropical beach.
In addition to the fine food, drinks and live music, Cerritos Beach Club and Surf also offers surf and boogie board rentals. Playa Los Cerritos is considered one of the finest surfing beaches in Baja California Sur, and unlike many other area surf spots, it provides consistently good waves on a year-round basis.
Would-be surfers are welcome to walk down the beach and arrange lessons at Mario Surf School, and the nearby boutique hotel Hacienda Cerritos provides excellent overnight accommodations for music lovers who've sampled too many shots of the Cerritos Tequila.