Less than an hour away from the action of Cabo, you'll find a quiet piece of paradise at Playa Los Cerritos. This little surfer haven is popular with locals and tourists and features great waves for both the experienced thrill-seekers and those who just want to tackle their first wave. At the beginning, I had no intention of getting on the board, leaving that task to my surfing-crazed friend. Plus, I wore glasses. But after a few days watching the surfers and surfer-wannabes, I was eventually lured by the beautiful waters and decided to dive in sans glasses. I took a lesson with my friend from a small beach stand for less than $50 each, which included a wetsuit and board. I did quite a few tumbles, got bumped in the head by my board, but it was all worth it for that one moment I stood up. It was only for a few seconds, but a victory nonetheless.