Client Spotlight: Casas Playa Saladita


The tradition of surfing pilgrimages to Mexico is almost as old as the export of surfing from the Hawaiian Islands. These were nomadic young men, living in their station wagons, pickups, and Land Rovers, travelling from one beach to another. Glorious as a good day of consistent waves was, it was an austere existence. But young men get older, get jobs, and forget the glory of a warm day on the ocean and under the sun.

Surf-sand-sun: the holy trinity of many a surfing pilgrimage. Nowhere can these three be found in more consistently idyllic combination than on the western coast of southern Mexico (aka Baja Mexico). Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo) is located northwest of Acapulco and southwest of Mexico City, and although it is less populated than either of those cities, it is serviced by its own airport.

The icing on this surf Mecca cake is there are comfortable accommodations available within walking distance of a world class left point break – at Casas Playa Saladita. Far from the maddening crowd, gential hosts Leonel and Celina offer eight spacious rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathrooms and kitchenettes.

Vacation hours are precious and finite, so why spend them traveling from your lodging to your real destination? At Casas Playa Saladita, you’re already there. Pick up a board, walk to the beach, and enjoy an unforgettable day of surfing – every day of your vacation.