New Yoga Studio in La Saladita Beach, Mexico

El Templo Yoga Studio offers daily group yoga, meditation, creative and massage classes. L
ocated just a few steps from La Casita + Suites.

La Saladita Beach welcomes the new yoga studio El Templo to the local community. Yoga practitioners of all levels will find a variety of classes offered by both Local yoga instructors and visiting guest yoga teachers.

Regular weekly classes both in the morning and evening provide a great balance for restoration after long days of surfing.

Restorative yoga and meditation allow surfers to relax the body and mind after long surf sessions out at the point.

Located just behind the beachfront restaurants and tucked back among the palm trees El Templo is a perfect spot to find balance and reward the body and mind. Follow them on Instagram at @templosaladita to get the latest weekly class schedule.

MARETA Saladita – Friday community market

Announcing the Friday community market at Mareta – Saladita Beach, Mexico

Mareta Saladita announced the addition of their weekly community market where local products and fresh food can be found.

Come out and support the locals at this weekly farmers market hosted at Mareta Salasit. Choose from locally grown fresh produce providers as well as locally made organic products and handmade crafts, clothes and more. If you are looking for a nice spot to make some purchases and support the local community this is the place to check out every Friday in Playa La Saladita.

MexiLog Fest in Playa La Saladita 2023

The MexiLog longboard surf fest Playa La Saladita, Mexico April 22-29, 2023

The much debated, mostly feared and for some highly anticipated MexiLog Fest longboard surf competition returns to Playa La Saladita, México from April 22-29, 2023.

The MexiLog Fest entails a week of single fin longboard competition and events. The main organizers of the event who are based in Sayulita, Mexico close off the La Saladita surf break to anyone not surfing in the competition.

Professional or sponsored longboard competitors come from around the globe to compete in the event which is also held in Sayulita, Mexico where the event originated.

If you are planning to come to watch the event make sure to bring some binoculars and some beer. It’s a week of multiple heats per day and lots of time sitting on the beach trying to see surfers who are pretty far out in the waves.

Schedule of events MexiLog Fest 2023
Schedule of events MexiLog 2023
Schedule of events MexiLog 2023
Schedule of events MexiLog 2023

Is Playa La Saladita safe for solo female surf travelers?

Women surfers in Playa La Saladita

I get asked this question a lot by women who are either beginner surfers and want to come and learn in playa la saladita or women who are surfers and are looking for a friendly spot that’s also safe for a solo female surfer to travel to.

The definitive answer is YES! Playa La Saladita is a very safe place for women surfers traveling alone or with other girlfriends to come and enjoy fun waves, friendly locals, great vibes and delicious food.

Nique Miller visiting surfer to Playa La Saladita

In fact there is a growing community of women surfers who have come to Playa La Saladita and have bonded together over surfing and enjoying the beach life. It’s easy to find and get to know the women surfers who have chosen Playa La Saladita as their surf destination and in some cases their home.

As a woman who has lived in Playa La Saladita and the area for twenty years I can say that it is very friendly and welcoming to women. It is a safe place where women surfers are respected and encouraged to hone their surf talents and creativity.

El Templo Playa La Saladita Instagram. El Tenplo is a space offering community classes and workshops.

Recently a space was created called El Templo where a variety of community classes and workshops…yoga, fitness, creative writing, singing and dance being just a few…are offered mostly by women and mostly women are in attendance.

Other women have formed local groups to discuss surfing and topics that affect women out in the lineup encouraging more women to surf with confidence and embrace their love of the ocean.

You can find women focused surf and yoga retreats on offer in Playa La Saladita. There are several retreat options that are led by women surfers FOR women surfers.

Local surfer in Playa La Saladita
Paty Valdovinos

Additionally you will find female surf photographers based in Playa La Saladita. It has become a common profession for women who both enjoy surfing and have a passion for photography and playing in the ocean. There are several women who offer their professional surf photography services both in the water and on land to capture those epic surfing shots.

So if you are a women looking for a female friendly surf spot then look no further than Playa La Saladita.

What is there to do after surfing in Playa La Saladita?

Most people that come to visit Playa La Saladita come for the awesome waves and good vibes. There’s also fun things to do after surfing a bit of nightlife to enjoy and live music to check out.

Here are a few local spots worthy of finding your way to …

Casa Barracuda hosts Monday nights
acoustic music and jam sessions.

CASA BARRACUDA … you’ll find a simple and delicious fresh menu here with ceviche, smoked marlin tacos, mini burgers (and veggie burgers), salad and very yummy cocktails. Don’t miss their Monday gets acoustic. Live music and jam session.

LA MAREJADA “burger spot”… Enjoy family style outdoor seating, casual and friendly everyone knows each other kind of joint. At night home made burgers, buns and fries are served up. Variety of beer and mezcal.

During the day you’ll find a vast menu of smoothie bowls here that are the perfect healthy post surf deliciousness you didn’t know you were looking for. Try the popeye smoothie bowl w mango. YUMMM!!!

MARETA with a particularly brilliant sunset on Playa La Saladita México

MARETA…If you’re looking for a picture worthy, fun spot right in front of the playa La Saladita surf break with good vibes, live music, solid eats, well curated cocktails and a challenging slack line then you will have come to the right place.

The result of a fusion between a local Saladita family member and a musician from Mexico City this spot aims to provide a mix of laid back beach culture and city inspired arts, music, food and entertainment.

So far it seems to be a crowd pleaser.

Paco’s on the beach in playa La Saladita

PACO’S…If a casual spot with great service and delicious food is your jam then Paco’s will be a must on your list. The burritos and tacos are on point as are the ribs which is the Saturday night special. They serve a full pour wine glass and prices are very reasonable. Hard to eat there just once this is definitely a staple spot for most Playa La Saladita visitors.

Is Playa La Saladita a family friendly surfing destination?

Playa La Saladita is a family friendly surf destination

More and more families are choosing surfing beaches and warm water destinations to spend their holiday vacations with the kids.

I get asked all the time if Playa La Saladita is the right choice for families wanting to visit the beautiful beaches of méxico.

Mexico on the whole is a very family and kid friendly country to travel to and Playa La Saladita is no exception.

The winter months are ideal for families with young kids wanting to learn to surf or swim in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Kids learning to surf in Playa La Saladita

You’ll find very mellow gentle waves for learning at the main surf break and also parts of the beach a bit further along that are ideal for swimming, boogie boarding and beach combing.

For families with very young children you will find some accommodations offering childcare services, cribs and/or pack and plays for use during your stay.

The best family memories are ones you make at the beach and Playa La Saladita is the perfect choice for bringing the whole family. Kids can choose surfing, horseback riding, boogie boarding, beach volleyball, body surfing or just playing in the Mexican Pacific. Come enjoy the all the spoils this surf vacation destination has to offer.

Do I need a wetsuit to surf Playa La Saladita?

Do I need a wetsuit to surf in Playa La Saladita?

One of the top questions I get from would be guests and anyone that reaches out to ask about surfing in Playa La Saladita is … do I need a wetsuit? The short answer is NO.

We here in this tropical surfing paradise are blessed with warm water waves and warm ocean temps throughout most of the year. The warmest months for surfing being June through the end of September.

October and November are still warm but not bath water temps like we have in the summer. You can still surf in just shorts or in a bikini even through December.

Depending on where it is that you’re coming from especially if it’s a cold water spot you won’t need to wear much else than board shorts and maybe a rash guard.

The months that tend to get a bit cooler water temps are mid February through April and sometimes even through the first week or so of May.

If you’re a Playa La Saladita local then you’re likely in a long sleeve 3/2 when the water temps dip below the mid 70s but for most surfer tourists a 1mil rash guard or shortie will do just fine.

So while the rest of the pacific and eastern coast of North America are shivering through cold water temps we here in Playa La Saladita are enjoying warm water waves and ice cold cervezas.

What are you waiting for ? 🤙🏻

Surf Lessons and surf coaching in Playa La Saladita

I get asked a lot of times by my guests if they should take surf lessons here in Playa La Saladita. My short and long answer is yes. Whether you’re a total beginner, have some surf experience or have been surfing for a while, every surf spot you travel to is a little different.

For the total beginner Playa La Saladita is the perfect place to learn and what better way then having an experienced surfer guide you through the journey of learning how to surf. Many factors contribute to having a fun surf session; ocean and wave conditions, board choice, athletic ability etc.

Working with a local surf instructor you can maximize your time in the water on the equipment that’s best suited for the type of wave we have here in La Saladita.

Surf instructors give you the benefit of local wave knowledge and will help you place yourself in a spot where you’ll be catching lots of waves and they can teach you safety out in the lineup and proper surf etiquette when surfing with others around you.

For experienced surfers local knowledge can help place you in the pocket of the wave and surf coaching and video analysts will have you improving your overall skill and enjoyment out there.

There’s also alot to learn from a surf coach about board selection, shape and wave reading. The spot in La Saladita lends itself for surf progression as it’s a long wave with plenty of room for trying new tricks and it can also be easily photographed for analysts with your coach.

Locally there are several surf schools, camps and clinics to choose from. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us in case you’re interested in booking a session 🤙🏻

Buying groceries in Playa La Saladita

A question I get asked a lot by my guests is where they can do their grocery shopping here in Playa La Saladita. I recommend to my guests that on the way from the international airport in zihuatanejo they stop at the Mega Soriana supermarket as it’s a big box store that has plenty of options including a gourmet and organic grocery se than.

At the time of this blog posting we do not have any convenient or grocery stores at the beach but you can pick up basic supplies in two nearby places, Los Llanos and La Salada.

The closest place to get basic supplies (tortillas, beans, eggs, cheese, bread, milk etc) is in the little town of La Salada.

Here in the town you’ll find a couple of small tiendas, the largest being Yulis which is attached to the little brightly painted church so it’s the easiest to locate. Yuli is also an excellent cook and prepares food there so most everyone knows where her place is and can help direct you if you can’t find it. The other smaller shops are operated out of peoples homes so it is a bit harder to find them.

In the town of los llanos which is about 5Km (3 miles) from the beach there’s a few more larger convenient stores to choose from. The super Patys and Lalos are the main stores with the most variety of products and produce. The other smaller stores have mostly chips, snacks and sodas.

From the beach the town of La Salada is an easy 15 minute walk whereas it’s best to take a local taxi to Los llanos as the main road has zero shade and it’s a hot long walk if you head out after surfing.

Do I need to rent a car in Playa La Saladita ?

One of several cars for rent in Playa La Saladita

Lots of people who visit playa la saladita ask the same question. Is it necessary to rent a car here? The short answer is no.

You will find here in playa la saladita that the waves are just a few steps from La Casita and everything you need is within a few minutes walk. It’s a very easy area to navigate on foot or by bike.

There are local taxis that can take you from the beach to the nearby town of Los Llanos where you’ll find basic grocery shopping, an ATM and also a couple of food spots to try.

You can also hire a taxi or local surf guide to take you to nearby surf spots or to check out other beach communities like Troncones and Buenavista.

So while renting a car does give you more freedom to get to other places you don’t really need one if your goal is to surf, relax and enjoy this beautiful spot in Playa La Saladita.

However if you do decide to rent a car there are several options of both sedan, SUV and suburbans available locally.