So we have couple locations that we are going to explore as surf spots as well as for digital nomad spots. The three contenders are: Puerto Escondido, Barra de la Cruz and Mazatlán. These “locations” were not recommended by Mexicans specifically for their surfing potential, but for cost of living and the cultural experience that you get by going there.
Here are a couple paragraphs to get you up to speed on these locations.
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Puerto Escondido, renowned globally for its powerful waves and ideal surfing conditions, has gained international recognition thanks to numerous surfing professionals challenging the waves of southern Mexico. Generally recommended for seasoned surfers with prior board experience, the prime spot for advanced riders is La Punta. However, there are also beaches in the vicinity suitable for beginners. If Puerto Escondido piques your interest, explore our in-depth guide to Mexico’s not-so-secret gem here.
Barra de la Cruz, Oaxaca
Located a 40-minute drive to the east of the bustling resort town of Huatulco on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca, Barra de la Cruz has transformed from an indigenous village into a trendy, laid-back surf town. Throughout the year, it attracts novice surfers eager to ride the waves. For semi-pros, the prime time is between March and October when powerful swells create tubing waves, particularly at the right-hand point break on the western end of the village beach. Beyond the sea, there’s ample opportunity for land-based activities, including rewarding hill-hiking in the adjacent forests, with trails leading to the scenic Laguna el Portrerón lake.
Situated in the western state of Sinaloa, Mazatlán has faced negative publicity in recent years. However, tourists can rest assured, as the destination not only remains safe but also offers compelling reasons to visit, especially for surf enthusiasts. Mazatlán boasts perhaps the finest all-around surfing beaches in the country. Whether opting for the family-friendly Playa Los Pinos, ideal for beginners, or the thrilling waves of Playa Olas Altas, there’s a spot for every surfer. It’s essential to note that the Mazatlán surfing season spans from April to October, ensuring ample time for wave-riding adventures.
We will come back in a couple weeks and let you know what the game plan is.