The consistent surf break here, sometimes called Los Playones, is a medium-speed wave in fairly deep (2m) water with a sandy bottom, good for beginners, with two right and two left breaks that get hollow on a rising tide.

If the swell is really big on a low-to-medium tide, there’s a faster, intermediate-level reef break between Madera and Majagual called Panga Drops – accessible by boat only – that offers an awesome ride before dumping you onto the rocky shallows. It gets choppy and you can be caught in the shore break, so watch the wind. Waves get big, as do the crowds.