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    Heading to Cabo - Rental advice

    I'm heading to Cabo next month and I'll be staying at a friends time share. The place looks like it is about 2 miles east of Doyles surf camp. I won't have a car and it looks like the surfing spot there is in front of Doyles. Is Doyles the place for board rental or is there another place right there I should go to instead?

    Thanks for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabee View Post
    I'm heading to Cabo next month and I'll be staying at a friends time share. The place looks like it is about 2 miles east of Doyles surf camp. I won't have a car and it looks like the surfing spot there is in front of Doyles. Is Doyles the place for board rental or is there another place right there I should go to instead?

    Thanks for your help
    I think they have a good selection at Doyle's. Costa Azul shop near the Surf Hotel has a good selection too. If at all possible try to get yourself a rental car. Downtown Cabo is like 15 minutes from where you are by car. Also, rent a car and drive up the coast a bit to Todos Santos and Cerritos Beach (rentals there from Costa Azul too). The San Jose Del Cabo/Cabo San Lucas area is a big area so it's good to have a car. Yes the area around the camp/Surf Hotel is the most popular surf breaks. There's several breaks around there Old Mans, Zippers, the Rock etc.

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    Stinkbug pretty much covered it all. I agree that renting a car is pretty much a no-brainer, you'll wish you had if you don't.

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    Mike Doyle's surf school is in front of the Cabo Surf Hotel which is located on Old Man's. They have a decent selection of boards and are cool with you swapping them out. It can be pretty small though without a south swell so you will likely want to make the hour drive to the Pacific side, Cerritos is the closest as mentioned.

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    cabo is a zoo good luck

    cabo is a zoo good luck



    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabee View Post
    I'm heading to Cabo next month and I'll be staying at a friends time share. The place looks like it is about 2 miles east of Doyles surf camp. I won't have a car and it looks like the surfing spot there is in front of Doyles. Is Doyles the place for board rental or is there another place right there I should go to instead?

    Thanks for your help

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    Last time I was in Cabo all the car rental places (Hertz etc) at the SJC airport had a scam going where basically no matter what your online reservation said, the price was double or triple (i.e. you basically couldn't rent a car for less than $100/day)... looked it up online and it seems like this was happening to everyone, not just me.

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    DO NOT rent a car at the airport, YOU WILL be scammed. Contact Antonio at Cactus Car Rental in advance of your trip, he will treat you right. Shouldn't be much more than $20ish a day, including all taxes and Mexican insurance. No frills. They'll pick you up at the airport.

    I have no affiliation with Cactus, just a satisfied customer.

    Just my .02 cents: don't surf Zippers, Old Man's or the Rock unless you like surfing in an aggressive crowd. I was there last year during the high season and surfed Monuments every day for 2 weeks, there was never more than 5 guys out. There's plenty of spots away from the tourons, that's why you need a car.

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    Agree with going to Todos Santos and Cerritos. Great spot with a lot of waves and the crowd was pretty spread out. Also, Costal Azul was a great surf shop. Alex is the owner and a great guy. Actually picked a small group of us up at our hotel, with boards, drinks, and drove us to Cerritos for half day of surfing. If I recall it was pretty reasonable. If you don't rent a car, that may be an option. I did surf Old Mans one day as well and it was much smaller, probably waist high and a longboard type wave.

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    Great information. Thanks for the help!

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    i had a awesome experience with cabo! went all inclusive with the fam when i was 15. me and my dad got a car and went to the costa azul shop got 2 boards and a dude there told us mile marker 45 on the west coast. we drove thru this sketchy ass desert it was wild. then we drove down this dirt hill to a literal surf paradise... girls...long rights peeling in.. dogs hanging on the beach waiting to greet you.. and best of all 10 cent chicken dillas... EPIC