Pescadero is much like an oasis in the desert. The pueblo (village) is bordered by the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West. In the huerta area of Pescadero (the farmland area) palm-lined roads and farms co-exist with low-density private residences.
Most crops are grown for exportation to specialty markets and gourmet grocery stores in the United States. Fortunately, some of the produce finds its way into the road-side produce stands and is served at local farm to table restaurants.
Commercial farming in Pescadero flourishes as it has for many years due to ample supply of underground water funneled down from the mountains. Air from the Pacific Ocean is pushed up the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range and is met with hotter air from the Gulf of California providing a natural desalination of water into the aquifer.
Surf breaks punctuate the length of the peninsula’s Pacific coast. Two of the best are located at Los Cerritos and El Pescadero. Los Cerritos is one of the best for beginner and intermediate surfers while San Pedrito point at the north end of Playa Pescadero is considered an advanced surfer’s break.
El Pescadero and Pueblo Pescadero are nestled between both the popular Cerritos Beach, one of the best swimming and surfing beaches in the the baja as well as beginner surfing and the Pueblo Magico artisan village of Todos Santos for art, dining and entertainment.