- Bedroom 12 Full/Doubles , 1 King
Lourdes' Surf Shop apartment is the perfect surfer pad. It's located in a prime spot just a few steps away from the beach, and at a prime paddle out point. Downstairs there's always someone to chat with, and the taxi drivers tend to hang out here waiting for a ride, yet the apartment is high above and has a private side entrance so you don't need to be in the mix if you're not looking for a social scene.
After climbing the stairs, you'll find a large porch where you'll enjoy eating and lazing in the hammocks after a long surf session. Upon entering you'll find yourself in a large fully equipped kitchenette with a large refrigerator, 5 burner gas stove, blender, coffee maker and dishes, utensils and pots and pans. The unit also comes with filtered water and there's WiFi throughout
Passing into the huge bedroom you'll find three beds. There's a king size bed and two full size beds, with a fabric/wood partition between the latter. There's also two large built in closets for ample storage. There's A/C in this room as well as oscillating fans, and multiple windows.
Beyond that you'll find the large bathroom that has a sink and mirror, toilet and standing shower as well as built in shelves for lots of storage.
Lourdes' Bar & Grill just in front is the hub of the Saladita scene. Everyone shows up at Lourdes', from the former world champ Corky Carroll and his surf chum from the old days, Tim Dorsey, both of whom live down the beach, to various other surf legends, like frequent visitor Linda Benson, to various viajeros passing through.
While you're in the center of things at Lourdes' apartment, it's also a pretty chill village so usually things will still be quite quiet and as the sleeping quarters is at the back of the building, you will enjoy peaceful nights rest.
La Saladita is a sleepy little surf village where you can walk most anywhere barefoot, and besides surfing there's not much to do but relax and swing in a hammock. There's a very small community of locals and expats who call Saladita home, and there's a continual flow of visitors that return year after year to Saladita for its consistent year round surf. There are 5 beachfront restaurants, most shutter by dark with the exception of Lourdes' Bar & Grill which is open until 9:30pm. The latter accepts credit cards, while most of the village only accepts cash.
There's no need for a vehicle here, unless of course you want to explore the nearby town of Troncones which is 25 minutes to the south, or other surf breaks like the Ranch and Palo Alto, which are about 30 to 45 minutes driving to the north.
There are local taxis that can take you anywhere you need to go. You can find a driver at Lourdes' Surf Shop where they tend to hang out.
The closest town is Los Llanos where there are a few small grocery stores and an ATM. There are also multiple tacos stands and rotisserie chicken restaurants, should you tire of the fare on the beach. Los Llanos is about 10 minutes inland from the beach.
There's a small convenient store at Tortas & Mariscos Kevin, on the road just before you arrive to the beach that offers basic pantry items and snacks, as well as fresh baked bread in the mornings. However there is no fresh produce in the village of La Saladita.
Also known as Ubilam, or Malibu spelled backwards. La Saladita, the Wave Machine, is a mellow and crumbly left reef/point break. Saladita surf sessions offer long rides, good vibes, and beautiful surroundings. Waves here are a goofy foot longboarder's dream. Consistency is year-round with best conditions during summer.