Roadtrip from Puerto Vallarta to Salina Cruz, Surfspots and recommendations
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 16, 2012 5:05 PM Last Post By: typicalhippiegirl
Nov 6, 2012 11:27 AM
Roadtrip from Puerto Vallarta to Salina Cruz, Surfspots and recommendationsWelcome all,
already read a lot in this Forum but this is finally my first post.
I am studying in Puebla in méxico for one year in exchange. We booked today a car to have our biggest adventure so far. We will travel from the 10th of December till the 15th of January.
We will drive from Puebla to Puerto Vallarta to start there our big journey down the pacific coast till Salina Cruz.
We are easy and relaxed people, 3 students speaking spanish, we like hanging around, chilling, enjoying nature and wanna surf a lot and see beautiful beaches with perfect waves for beginners and advanced surfers. We dont wanna stay in exlusive hotels, rather it would be nice to get recommendations of hostels, places, beaches,... to stay. And maybe things to avoid, like dangerous streets. We dont have a schedule, so if we like one place, we will stay there longer and if not, we will just continue our trip.
We decided to go by car to have access to even the small villages on the coast and to have a big road trip adventure. We wanna leave the pacifict coast roughly at around the 2nd or 3rd December to Yucatan for another 10 Days.
If you have any recommendations for surfspots, hostels, sights or things we should do or avoid between Puerto Vallarta and Salina Cruz, in total 1600km (or 1000 miles ;)
at the moment this is just a rough route to go. we could easily leave the coast Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca because we are free and do not have fixed hotels or something like this...
I appreciate every answer !! :)
Edited by: CMittmann
Edited by: CMittmann
Nov 6, 2012 1:18 PM
1We wanna leave the pacifict coast roughly at around the 2nd or 3rd December to Yucatan for another 10 Days
I guess you mean "January," not "December."
I appreciate every answer!!
Okay, let's see if you appreciate my suggestion. I don't think your trip will be as relaxing as you perhaps intend, that's a lot of ground to cover. Consider instead driving from Puebla direct to Oaxaca city, then over the mountains to the Oaxacan coast, visit Puerto Escondido and vicinity, on to Huatulaco, and then Salina Cruz and Tehuantepec, before moving on.
Nov 6, 2012 2:03 PM
2Haha, yes you are right. 2nd or 3rd january. But as I said, we are free. We could visit yucatan in eastern as well cause we stay here in mexico till June.
I already thought about this kind of route. What made us decide to start from Puerto Vallarta was that we maybe can visit some friends before in Guadalajara for 1 or 2 days cause my friends there just stay till 03rd of january and then head afterwards to Puerto Vallarta. We know that this is a long long route in a short period of time. But we dont have any problems with driving for example 500km in one day if we have to catch up time. We have already seen Acapulco in october, so we could skip this completely. and by the way, acapulco is not that kinda stuff we wanna see, too touristic. Puerto Escondido was our first trip in Mexico and it was so nice that we will go there again. Cheap, good waves, nice beaches,... touristic as well, you see it when they speak english to you but the beaches make amends for that
thanks for your suggestions
Nov 6, 2012 7:25 PM
3Why would you travel all the way up to Puerto Vallarta from Puebla, just to head back down the coast? The coastline from Punta de Mita to San Blas is famous for some of the best surf in the world.
Plus, Puebla to PV to Salina Cruz to Puebla seems like an awful long way in a rental car. Maybe if you were living out of it. . .
Nov 7, 2012 8:45 AM
4Our Marketing & Communications manager is a surfer. He says that there are hundreds of great spots from the coast of Vallarta to Oaxaca, but you should start in Sayulita, hit Punta Mita, surf Quimixto, then head off south. No one likes to give away spots, but the best bet is to just ask people in each town you hit about their local waves.
Best of luck on your journey! It will, no doubt, be unforgettable!
Nov 16, 2012 5:05 PM
5sayulita is total surf town. Laid back hippie vibe all the way. I was there when Obama was elected (the 1st time) & there was a mushroom bonfire/party on the beach to celebrate :) Plus there's a secret beach on the north side if you ask around and do a little hiking. Otherwise, I dont surf, sorry!
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