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Mexico: Make waves on Baja learn-to-surf trip for women

October 23, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Mountain Travel Sobek's Baja Surf Retreat for Women includes shopping and exploring the town of Todos Santos.
Mountain Travel Sobek's Baja Surf Retreat for Women includes shopping… (Christopher Reynolds /…)

Cool casitas, gourmet meals and surf lessons ratchet up the outdoorsy factor for women who want to learn how to ride the waves in Mexico's Baja California. Outfitter Mountain Travel Sobek offers a week-long "girls-only" surf trip that's based in the town of Todos Santos on Baja's west coast.

The Baja Surf Retreat for Women spends mornings with a yoga class before hitting the water at Los Cerritos Beach and taking lessons from veteran local instructor Mario Beceril. The trip is good for beginners and moderately proficient surfers.

But the trip isn't just about riding waves either. Afternoon excursions include exploring the town of Todos Santos, horseback rides on the beach, a  massage, snorkeling and a visit to a sea lion colony too.

Date: Trips depart Feb. 3 and April 7.

Price: $2,595 a person for larger groups; $2,795 a person for groups of four to five; $500 extra for single supplement. It includes surf teacher/guide, most meals, airport transfers, ground transportation, basic medical and evacuation insurance and more. Airfare to and from Los Cabos International Airport is extra.

Note: Though the U.S. State Department has warned Americans about traveling to Mexico because of the danger of violence from drug cartels, there's no advisory in effect for Baja California South and the resort Cabo San Lucas.

Info: Mountain Travel Sobek, (888) 687-6235

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MaryForgione@latimes.com
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