Welcome to Saladita


Looking for the perfect place for your surf vacation with your family and friends? Well you have found it at Villas Jacqueline. On the beach at Playa la Saladita, just north of the resort of Ixtapa - Zihuatanejo,  the peeling left point, mellow line-up and laid back Mexi-style atmosphere make Saladita the surfer's destination. And with the best access, combined with a good price, Villas Jacqueline is the surfer's choice.

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The Beach

Saladita is the famous peeling left point just north of Zihuatanejo. The reef is formed by river cobble from the nearby Rio Los Llanos. It breaks on any tide. There are several take-off spots keeping the lineup spread out. Inside novices will find a great learning area. The wave won't hold much above overhead. Or the wave holds, but the current pushes at about 5 knots into the bay. It is a long paddle out to the take-off.



Food

Lourdes, Illianet, Sotolo, Don Pancho, Pacos, Enramada Jacqueline. Standard Beach fare. Reasonable prices all around

Beer

$US 1 to 3. Corona, Sol, etc.

Safety

It's safe.

Surf

Saladita is the famous peeling left point just north of Zihuatanejo. The reef is formed by river cobble from the nearby Rio Los Llanos. It breaks on any tide. There are several take-off spots keeping the lineup spread out. Inside novices will find a great learning area. The wave won't hold much above overhead. Or the wave holds, but the current pushes at about 5 knots into the bay. It is a long paddle out to the take-off.

The most consistent surf is April through October. Storms in New Zealand, Australia and Antarctica are the best source of waves for Saladita. Though all the beaches will pick up big westerly norths. Local weather -- tropical thunderstorms in July, August and September -- can adversely affect the swell. Rain will blow out the rivers and cover the beaches with wood and make the water murky. Plus the humidity and summer temperatures make July and August uncomfortable.

The surf is smaller in winter. December, January and February are the smallest months, but an occasional swell makes it through.

Afternoon surf is rare due to wind. The windiest months are, March, April, May and June.

Area

Overview of some local surf spots.

Ranch

The Ranch is a cobble bottom left point. It is oriented to the south. It faces the open ocean.

Saladita

Saladita is a cobble bottom left point. It is oriented to the south but picks up big westerly-norths.

Playa Linda

Playa Linda is a sand bottom river mouth. Consistent surf, murky water. Don't leave anything on the beach. Even your car.

Palo Alto

Cobble Bottom. Left and right. The gate on the road here is usually locked. Boat rides from Saladita can be arranged for a Franklin.

Manzanillo

Small Bay. Left Point.

Weather and waves

Scale 1 - 10. Oct. and March can be good as well.This is not a graph of wave hieght but a graph of number of days of good swell with a penalty for wind and rain. July, August and September have good chance of waves but the quality is offset by the wind, rain, heat and humidity.

 

Monthly Wind Probability and Direction

Travel

Check Flights to Ixtapa- Zihuatanejo ZIH. Direct from LAX and Phenix, Houston as well as others.

Flights

  Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Interjet, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, and US Airways are the principal carriers, and there are numerous charter specials. You can check directly with the airport at (country code 52) (755) 554-2070.

From the Airport

Just drive out of the airport and head towards and through Zihuatanejo. Stick on the main road, 200. Don't go into Ixtapa, but stick to the right at the top of the hill. Follow the signs towards Lazaro Cardenas. At km 42 Los Llanos turn left and find your way to the beach. Be careful.

Taxis

About $70 from saladita to the airport. Most taxis have a list of official rates. From the airport walk outside the airport parking lot and bargain.

Buses

Great deal, but slow. Just flag one down and get of a km 42 los Llanos.

Rental Cars

Get your rental ahead of time online. Even then, they will stick it to you with insurance on the ground.

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