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Los Cabos Magazine | Summer 2016 51 O U T D O O R S Capital of the summer surf scene, Costa Azul is the mecca for those seeking beers, burgers, and tasty waves. spot to spread a beach towel and lather on the sunscreen. Better yet, the bay that it overlooks is a protected marine sanctuary teeming with colorful sea life and tropical fish. When: Arrive in the morning for optimal swimming and diving conditions, before charter boat cruises arrive with large groups of sightseers and snorkelers. Where: Santa María is located just off the Tourist Corridor; look for signs around km 12. Playa Costa Azul (Costa Azul Beach) Why: Capital of the summer surf scene, Costa Azul is the mecca for those seeking beers, burgers, and tasty waves. Zipper’s Restaurant is the seaside hangout supreme, while the offshore Zippers is an expert-level, right-hand reef break. Two other breaks, the beginner-friendly Middle and the more difficult La Roca also draw local and visiting surfers. Sun and sand are also in great supply, and this is one of the best walking beaches in Los Cabos. When: The best time to visit Costa Azul is in June, when the World Surf League hosts its annual Los Cabos Open of Surf at Zippers. This year’s event, for women and juniors, was held June 7–12. Where: Playa Costa Azul is on the southwestern edge of San José del Cabo, between kms 28 and 29 on the Transpeninsular Highway. Y JOSEPH A. TYSON


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