Visit Beautiful Los Barriles East Cape

Visit Beautiful Los Barriles East Cape. The beaches of Los Barriles are full of multi-colored parachutes and sails from the wind surfing and sailboarding. From March to December, the winds that dominates the area allow adventure lovers to live their favorite experience. The local hotels have instructors and specialized equipment. Los Barriles has a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

There are also exciting quad rides along the hills up to several beaches with transparent water where you can snorkel or relax for a while before returning to Los Barriles. Off road is also very popular in the area.

Sportfishing in Los Barriles is also very popular with annual tournaments such as the Bisbee Circuit that is held in September with hundreds of international fishing lovers who compete for the first prize.

Few places in Baja California are as rich in flora and fauna as Los Barriles. The whale shark is abundant here, but also harmless as it has no teeth, so filters food thru its gills. Come visit beautiful Los Barriles on the East Cape of Baja California. Visit the Best Beaches of the Sea of Cortez here, or visit us on Pinterest.

Los Barriles Weather – Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Los Barriles is from May to June, when the wintertime crowds have gone home and the summertime storms have yet to hit. October and November are also nice months for a vacation, but you’ll need to begin your hotel search early if you want to save money. It could be that your motivation for visiting is not the beach: If you’re into whale watching, plan to visit between mid-December and mid-April. If you like to fish, look to come in the late summer or fall. Keep in mind: Pacific hurricane season runs from mid-May to November. Though Los Barriles typically only experiences tropical storms during the hurricane season, the city has seen hurricanes make landfall in the region, most notably Hurricane Odile in 2014.

Los Barriles is one of the best places on the planet for kite sports. The season for foilboarding, kite surfing and boarding, surfing and wind sailing runs from November through March, when the water and beaches become dotted with the fluorescent kites. The sizeable ‘El Norte’ swell is ideal for kitesurfing, and winds in the area typically blow from mid-morning until late afternoon so there’s plenty of time to hit the water.

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Los Barriles Beach

With miles of shoreline, it comes as a surprise that there aren’t usually many people on the beach. That’s because despite its blindingly-white hue, the sand on Playa Los Barriles is actually made up oVisit Beautiful Los Barriles East Capef lots of tiny rocks which makes it a bit of a challenge to lounge on. However, there are still beach volleyball courts and plenty of space for sunset walks–just make way for vehicles, since everyone drives on the beach here.

You can head south just a few minutes down the road to Buena Vista, where the sand is powdery soft and the water is incredibly warm and beautiful. We’re talking bathwater-warm, to the point where certain spots feel like they’re nearly scalding your feet.

Fun day trips from Los Barriles

  • Todos Santos is a charming spot 90 minutes west of Los Barriles on the Pacific Ocean side, and boasts sweeping beaches, a great arts scene and fantastic food.
  • La Ventana is another favorite spot for the kiting crew, this is another wind sports Mecca on the east coast that also has a cool glamping resort ChicoChill, worth checking out.
  • La Paz: The chance to swim with whale sharks is what brings most people to this coastal city, which also has fantastic street art, a lively waterfront and easy access to Isla Espiritu Santo, which is one of the world’s most abundant ecosystems.
  • San Jose del Cabo: Beyond being Baja’s main party and resort area, there are tons of great activities nearby like zip lines, camel rides and sunset sails to the famous Arch.

Best Los Barriles Restaurants

Taqueria El Viejo $10 & Under

The best tacos in Los Barriles.  Try their scallop tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, clam tacos…chilaquiles, everything is really delicious, the staff super friendly, and the salsas super fresh and tasty. Great music and great prices.  Web:  Taqueria El Viejo

La Casita Restaurant Bar Los Barriles

La Casita is a fusion cuisine restaurant inspired by Mediterranean and Asian flavors, using only fresh ingredients, local fish and seafood caught in the area for consistent taste and quality. Telephone: 52 624 124 8259 Web: La Casita Restaurant Los Barriles

Triny’s Campestre Restaurant $11 – 30

Triny’s Campestre Restaurant has excellent food and service here. Arrive early and sit outside. Margaritas are tasty! Fresh fish and great steaks. Telephone: 52 624 124 8067 Web: Triny’s Campestre Restaurant

La Playa Restaurant & Bar $11 – 30

La Playa is a great place to eat in Los Barriles. You can’t beat the location, right on the beach. It’s clean, and a great place to just relax, eat & drink while watching the kite surfers on a windy day. The food was consistently good. The service can be slow, but the food is prepared fresh, so it’s worth the wait! Telephone: 52 612 131 9336 Web: La Playa Restaurant & Bar

El Gecko Beach Club $11 – 30

The views are amazing and the staff is super friendly. This is a laid back beach bar and grill and was worth the 1 hour drive from Cabo to go and hang out. The food is really great and this place is worth the visit. Telephone: 52 624 142 8212 Web: El Gecko Beach Club

Best Los Barriles Bars & Nightlife

El Gecko Beach Club

You can not go wrong at El Gecko Beach Club great drinks, food, and great service. Telephone: 52 624 142 8212 Web: El Gecko Beach Club

Vago’s Bar

This bar is well known for offering Mexican cuisine. You can order perfectly cooked hamburgers, chicken wings and nacho chips. The margaritas are also awesome here. With great staff and service, you will have a good time here. Telephone: 52 624 124 8561 Web: Vago’s Bar

La Fogata

This place is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. The prices are very reasonable, and the ambiance is is peaceful. Telephone: 52 624 166 9314 Web: La Fogata

La Playa Restaurant & Bar

Discover new tastes of the menu with Mexican cuisine in the comfort of this bar. Nothing can be better than tasting good salads, soup and pizza. Order a very cold beer or wonderful margaritas. You will appreciate great fresh juices or delicious coffee at La Playa. Telephone: 52 612 131 9336 Web: La Playa Restaurant & Bar

The Best Los Barriles Area Hotels


  1. Kayamba

    Surely Los Barriles is worth a visit by all that can afford the budget. Its luxurious and exotic. I can confirm that the details contained in this post are true. so, one can easily budget for a visit at Los Barriles.

    It is also best known as a fishing destination and we were told by the locals that it’s the best fishing destination in the world.  If you love fishing, or have wanted to give it a try, Los Barriles is the perfect place to visit. It was so interesting to watch the boats being launched into the sea by tractors!

    Thank you very much for this detailed post. It will help a lot of people make informed decisions.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you for taking the time to leave me comments.  I am glad you enjoyed.

  2. Sabelo Sibisi

    I think the Los Barriles is a great place to visit someday since you Mentioned that 

    the sharkst have no teeth,I think  that was very catchy for me and I think I am interested in

    the Los Barriles and I wanted to ask if there are literally sharks without teeth and is the shark

    tail not harmful because I think this is very important for safety

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Safety is important when you travel.  No, you are not going to find sharks without teeth 😀 and you won’t have to worry about sharks.  There will be some whale sharks (they don’t come in close to shore) and they are really not interested in you.  

  3. Carol Barnes

    I love your travel sites. This one is another great article on how to get the most for your money. With your guidance, you could find the perfect vacation spot and bring the whole family. No matter what age, it looks like there would be something for everyone from toddlers to seniors. Thanks for the info.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Carol.  Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations, and taking the time to leave me comments.

  4. Vai

    Stunning sandy beaches and beautiful sparkling sea water all around the beaches. What amazing about Los Barrilles is that it is hardly mentioned in vacation destination. Surprisingly, it is close to California.

    You have done a great job of covering details information of the best time to visit, places to eat even hotels to stay. Very good post.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Vai, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beautiful Los Barriles East Cape.  Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments!

  5. LineCowley

    If one wants to do kite sports like windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing, then Los Barriles certainly seems to be the best place to be heading for. Thank you for the mention that sand on Playa Los Barriles is actually made up of tiny rocks, as I certainly prefer soft sand under my feet. So a trip to Buena Vista with the warm water and soft sand, will be on my agenda. 

    I have never been to Mexico before, and visiting Los Barriles seems like a good addition to a trip to South America. How safe is Los Barriles for a woman to travel on her own? Or is it better to be part of a group? Thank you.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I found it very safe, and I traveled with just me and my young son.  I did find however, that staying on the beaten path was best.  A few times we took a few shortcuts after dinner, and that is probably when I felt somewhat uncomfortable, even though nothing happened.  It is definitely safe.  You just have to take the same safety precautions you would take anywhere you travel.

  6. Vasile

    I had not heard of Los Barriles East Cape, although I knew what wonderful attractions Mexico has.
    I don’t even dream of getting that far, being from Romania.
    These whales that have no teeth amaze me, what a wonderful attraction; at sea I saw dolphins but no whales.
    The information enriches my knowledge; kite surfer, margaritas are new things for me.
    Now I also know something about Mexican attractions.

    The water attractions are also incredible, I haven’t even heard of many of them.


    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Someday Vasile, you will have to visit Mexico!  It truly is a great experience.  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Beautiful Los Barriles East Cape.

  7. Jessie

    Once again, thank you so much for the amazing post.  I have read several of your post because I really want to find the perfect place for a honeymoon with my fiancee.  I really like how Los Barriles has a beach club.  This is something I know my fiancee and me would both be interested in because we would feel so high class, and we love that feeling.  This area seems like a good place for Instagram posts haha

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, lots of good photo opportunities for sure 😀  Sounds like you and your fiancee need to head to Los Barriles !

  8. Parameter

    I was in Mexico in 2015 during my vacations but did not have opportunity of visiting Los Barriles. With your description of its lovely multi coloured parachutes, I would have missed a good experience. For me nature is every thing we should be close to. Thank you for pointing out this affordable hotels. 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  I hope you can include Los Barriles on your next trip!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

  9. Ashley

    Wow this looks like a beautiful place to visit. I thought I had seen all of the beautiful beaches that California had to offer but I but I was mistaken. I’m not sure if I can bring myself to try kite surfing but it does sound like an amazing adventure and it’s neat that you can get lessons and find the equipment near this area. I would definitely like to check out glamping at LA vintana. However, you would probably find me lounging around La Paz mostly just checking out the street art which I think is so neat on vacation. Thank you so much for sharing this great information about this beautiful destination.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well this is really part of Baja California, which is the strip of paradise that juts down from California and is part of Mexico.  I have been to the Baja numerous times, and I love it.  So much to choose from and a lot is at your fingertips if you rent a car and explore.

  10. Remote Vagabond

    Thank you for writing this article about Los Barriles east cape.  I have not heard of this beautiful vacation location before. But I was planning to go to Mexico next year, so it could be great option. 
    I always like the information this website gives you, it makes it so easy for anyone looking for a beautiful destination to travel to and relax. 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  You would enjoy adding Los Barriles to your trip for sure.  If you need any questions answered, feel free to email me.

  11. pasindu dimanka

    Thank you for writing this essay! This was exactly what I needed on a chilly late-spring afternoon. Clicking over to the hotel bookings for Los Barriles reveals that the costs are extremely reasonable and the accommodations are really respectable. This Los Barriles East Cape is definitely on my list of places to visit. Continue to post reviews like these.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Its long like an essay huh, LOL.  I am glad you enjoyed your Beach Travel Destinations.  Sounds like a Visit bo Beautiful Los Barriles East Cape is in order!

  12. Joseph

    Oh Leahrae, thank you for the article! This was just what I needed on this cold, late spring afternoon. From clicking over to the hotel bookings for Los Barriles, the prices look really affordable and the rooms very respectable.I appreciate that you included so many dining and night-life options as well although I would like to hear more about the menus.

  13. Bethel


    Thanks for sharing about Los Barriles east cape.  I have not heard of this beautiful vacation location. I am not sure but is it located in the United States of America?. 

    I must say you did well by also giving information on a variety of nice restaurants, bars, and hotels. This piece makes it so easy for anyone looking for a beautiful destination to travel to and relax.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It states right in the post that this is in the Baja of Mexico 🙂  It is a wonderful destination for sure.  Thanks for visiting.


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