Lourdes' Surf Shop Apartment

Apartment/Condo • Entire Place • Playa La Saladita, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Large simple apartment right in the heart of Saladita—steps away from the break!
  • 6 maximum guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom

The Property

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.

About the Neighborhood

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.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    2 Full/Doubles , 1 King
Nearest Break

La Saladita

Playa La Saladita, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico 220 feet from this house
Nearest Airport
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) 51 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Filtered water included
  • Fully equipped kitchen - private
  • Closet/drawers
  • Private entrance
  • Parking
  • Hot water
Safety Amenities
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included

La Saladita

Nearest break at 220 feet

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.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in summer
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Longboard, Funboard, Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    Reef, Point
  • Swell directions
    SW, S, SE
  • Best wind directions
    N, NE, E
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Big Rocks, Sand
  • Best tides
    Rising, Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Mellow, Crumbly
  • Access By
    Public Beach

Other surf breaks near this property

  • Distance
    3.5 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    5.6 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    8.5 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced
Lourdes' Surf Shop Apartment
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Hosted by Ren at Wavecation Managed Services

Ren at Wavecation Managed Services Joined in October, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Suitable for infants (2 and under)
  • Suitable for children (2 to 12)
  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Check in after
  • Check out before
You must also know
  • Must climb stairs
  • Potential for noise

Cancellation Policy

50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.