Surfing is a popular sport that has been around for many years. When surfing, it is important to find the right iconic surf spot that will keep you going back to the same destination each year. A great surf vacation should not only include consistent waves, but also inviting accommodations, fantastic food, and plenty of activities. If you are looking for a great, affordable surf vacation in Mexico, here is a list of three great locations:
Salina Cruz (Mainland), Mexico
It is located between Salina Cruz and Huatulco. The surf region is for beginners and experts and is one of the last surf frontiers in Mexico. The great thing about this area is that it has more than 15 breaks and you will not have to worry about crowds. They offer surf camp packages: for 4-6 surfers, the cost is $890 for a 5 night stay and $1,190 for a 7 night stay; for 2 surfers (shared tour/ shared room) or 3 surfers (shared tour/ private triple room), the cost is $900. The package also includes 3 meals per day, transportation, unlimited bottled water and snacks, and a full day surf tour (two tours a day).
While at Salina Cruz, you can stay at the Posada Del Mar. It has great dining areas and you will also enjoy the comforts of home, such as cable TV, a telephone, private bathrooms, daily maid service, and many other comforts. They have great security that will make you feel totally safe inside and outside.
It is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The best season for surfing is April to October. There are knowledgeable guides that will help you find the perfect wave, whether you are a beginner or expert. They offer surf camp packages: for 2-3 surfers, the cost is $750 for a 6 day/ 5 night stay; for 4-5 surfers, the cost is $700 for a 6 day/ 5 night stay; for 6-8 surfers, the cost is $650 for a 6 day/ 5 night stay. The surf camp package also includes free transportation, 3 full meals served at the camp, 2 surf sessions a day, and accommodations at SIM facilities, such as the tropical courtyard.The tropical courtyard, located a short distance from the beach, is where you will enjoy your meals and lounge. It has all the comforts of home, including air conditioning units, cooking utensils, cable tv, internet service, and 3 bedrooms. While surfing is the main attraction, they also offer other activities that are at no cost to you, including the Pacifico Factory tour, cliff divers, horseback riding, snorkeling, and many more activities.
It is a small fishing village located in Puerto Vallarta. It is a fantastic location for surfers because the waves are consistent all year round and are perfect for beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers. The best months for surfing here is December thru April. They offer surfing lessons for $35, including equipment. There are two surfing spots: a right long board break in front of the village and a left faster break in front of the campground.
Sayulita has cheap local eateries and vendors that sell foods, such as tacos, for $1 to $3. They also have a beachside restaurant called El Costeno, where you can order a giant margarito for about $5. If you want to buy alcohol at a cheaper price, you will find it at a corner convenience store for only $1. Fancy eateries prices start at around $35. There are also affordable bungalows and rooms for rent that start at $75 a night. If you want to save cash, you can split the bungalow two or four ways. They offer free activities that will keep you occupied, including hiking, swimming, and sightseeing, just to name a few.
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