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Yake the bus to Punta Negra. Walk up the beach (north) towards Litibu. Takes about 20 min. Bring water and food if you plan on catching morning and afternoons - or pick up on the way in at the OXXO in Punta Mita.
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Veneros
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomSandy with rock
Good day length
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 2m-2.5m / 6ft-8ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
Cheapest and easiest way to reach this spot is from Puerto Vallarta, by Bus. The Bus, or El Carro, runs about every 15 min ALL day from the wee hours to about 7pm Local time. It costs about a buck US to travel to the beach near Punta Pita. from there it is a straight forward walk up the beach for about 15 min. Take some purified water and maybe some sandwiches, or snacks. The morning and evenings are great here, provided the swell is S or SW. Very few crowd. Some rather rude Americans did show up occasionaly and claim to be locals...they spoke very poor spanish for locals, my 10 year old nephew from Canada does a better Job!. But all in all they lasted maybe 20 min. Bring your best longboard or Bodyboards, some water, snaks, and leave your attitude downtown.
Atmosphere here is great. Real OLD Mexico. It is a beautiful walk out to this spot. Dont be confused by Grom's etc telling you Burros is further north - that is a break called "Stones" in front of the Litibu resort. Also a fun break, but can be quite crowded - and usually populated with Arseholes who think they're pro... (see Kooks)
Great run! Nice long waves, that can get quite Epic when the swell is there. Fun waves all around (even nooners!) and is a great place for beginners and seasoned alike. Best part is you dont have to spleep in a tent! it is an hour from the furthest spot in PV !
By Anonymous , 13 Jun
It has Changes - This spot no longer fits the description above. The hotel W went in about a year and a half ago. Now only for the rich. In the summertime when the waves are good you can find some deals on condos. The W is a super sick resort if you can afford it. The beach break is super fun.
By jaxon , 07-07-2011
right of passage - Agreed, this area is quite good and consistent. I consider it one of my rights of passage into being a surfer (I've also done this on Oahu, Maui, Costa Rica and several other places in Mex, including the entire length of Baja). Go to PV with your board (in a reflective bag) and take day trips on the public bus toward Punta de Mita. The bus is filled with characters...some drunk and annoying, but it's cheap and gets you there and back. There are spots along the way, but PM and north are most consistent. All spot up to and including PM are jagged corral reef, so bring surf shoes and expect a slight bit of reef burn. On separate days, I surfed an unnamed spot on the way to PM, 2 spots right at the tip and San Pancho. Kinda wanna go back, but don't have anyone to go with me at the moment:(
By marcos galindo , 18-06-2009
local breaks - for all u people hoping to get a good surf in vacations or whatever reason trips .. u should go to punta de mita , from puerto vallarta 15 min car 25 bus , here you can find 5 or 6 breaks with reliable surfing
-Punta burros , in front of palladium
-el faro , in front of veneros
those are the best breaks
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