El Salvador

Mizata Surf Resort

The Mizata Surf Lodge is conveniently located between the cities of San Salvador and Sonsonate, and directly in the middle of El Salvador’s prime surf zone.

Overview

Overview

Mizata Surf Lodge is conveniently located between the cities of San Salvador and Sonsonate. This accommodation is located directly in the middle of El Salvador’s prime surf zone, with easy access to some of the best waves in Central America: Punta Roca, Sunzal, El Zonte and K59/61.

Santa Maria de Mizata is a small beach village off the “Litoral” or coastal Highway 2. It is an hour and a half away from San Salvador and 28 miles west of Sunzal. Mizata Surf Lodge offers a quality taste of El Salvador’s legendary surf and lifestyle, in a relaxed low-key setting.

Accommodations

Accommodations

The setup here is simple and comfortable. Located on the edge of the beach, Mizata Surf Lodge has 5 clean, spacious rooms and a fresh water swimming pool.

Air conditioning and satellite TV bring modern comforts to the edge of the jungle. Each room has a custom surf mural on the wall and second-floor balconies provide all rooms with an ocean view.

 

The cooks specialize in fresh, healthy ingredients for breakfast that will fuel you up without weighing you down, and dinners that will replenish your system after many hours of surfing hard in the sun.

The guided Premium Package at Mizata Surf Lodge comes with breakfast and dinner. Lunches are intended to be an exploration of local shops and cafes although the lodge will serve lunch at an additional cost. The Premium Package also includes non-alcoholic beverages with your meals (coffee, milk, juice, soda or water).

Surf

Surf

The main spot at Mizata is The Point; a longer right and shorter left breaking off a cobblestone river mouth. The Beach Break is divided into three areas:

Boulder – a left beachbreak that gets hollow with the right swell angle and tide.

Antenna is an A frame that is consistently the most fun and hollow wave in Mizata.

Don Miguel’s is an easier, beginner wave, a right beachbreak

 

For experienced surfers, The Slab is the most challenging, rewarding wave in Mizata. Best at 5 to 8 feet, it is a short wave but very hollow.

Surfers staying at Mizata are also within range of all the famous waves along the West Coast:

PUNTA ROCA

One of the best right points in the world, breaking on a rocky bottom it gets hollow all the way through, giving you the chance to get really long barrels, and to feel the power and speed at its best. Look out for some big boulders in the outside section. You will usually find more surfers in the line up here, but this is a wave that you will never forget.

CONCHALIO

Conchalio is a powerful beach break for tube rides. The shallow sand bottom makes this wave very hollow. Best from 5 to 7 feet.

SUNZAL

This is the longest ride around; along with Punta Roca the Sunzal point can hold the biggest swells in the La Libertad area. The ride is about 200meters long, it is a fun, hot dog wave for beginners to advanced surfers. This is a longboard type of wave, with steeper sections on the take off zone and the inside.

EL ZONTE

Another right point, breaks very good on an 3 to 7 feet swell range its a fun performance wave with a few barrel section, it is guarded by mountains and an impressive cliff. You can also find a left wave in the other side of the point at a river mouth near by. This left wave is not a long ride but it breaks nice and clean on the right day.

K59 AND K61

Both right points, with rocky bottom and some barreling sections especially good on 5 feet + swells.

LA BOCANA

The river mouth of Rio Grande, La Bocana breaks as an A-frame peak about 100 yds south of Sunzal Point. The left has a fast very steep and powerful takeoff with barrels on the inside section when it gets shallow near the rocks. There is some localism at this spot since it’s the only consistent left in the country.

The right is also very powerful and not surfed as consistently.

MIZATA

Uncrowded surf is the name of the game at Mizata. There are three places you can surf in this area, the Point, the Beach Break and the Slab. The Point is a right point break, with an intense take off and a lot of speed down the line, sometimes even allows you to get short but intense lefts. It is the longest wave in Mizata and breaks in front of a river month. The beach break has a couple take off zones; Boulder, Antenna and Don Miguel, varying from hollow to mellower surfing. The Slab is the most challenging and most rewarding wave in Mizata, working best at 5-8ft. This is an experienced surfer spot.

Seasons & Weather

Seasons & Weather

El Salvador has two seasons, dry and wet.

The dry season of November through April/May typically sees offshore winds, sunny skies and consistent surf in the chest to head high range.

Although less frequent than during the wet season, large swells do roll through this time of year and it is not unheard of to get overhead waves by late February.

The wet season months of May/June through October see the largest and most consistent swells with average wave height in the head high+ range, with the larger 8’-12’ swells coming through consistently. The weather patterns during this time of year typically have glassy mornings with a light onshore flow starting in the late morning to early afternoon.

Although these months can receive a lot of rain, rain showers usually start in the late afternoon, often raining through the night. Mornings and early afternoons often have sunny skies and perfect peeling surf.

El Salvador is a year round surf destination with water temps in the low 80’s and air temperatures in the mid to high 80’s year round. Do not be discouraged by the rainy season with its afternoon onshore flow of wind. El Salvador has miles of coastline riddled with right points and beach break. The points are so good, that even with a little wind they still break cleaner than most beach or reef breaks around the world.

Activities

Activities

Options include:

  • Trip to a volcano
  • City Tour through San Salvador
  • Tour the San Andres Mayan Temple
  • Tour a coffee plantation
  • Motorbike tour through the jungle
  • Zip-Line through the jungle canopy
  • Skate Park (be careful, you're on a surf trip)
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • City night life

PRICING & PACKAGES

PRICING & PACKAGES

Mizata premium package – 4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

4 nights/5 days accommodation with A/C at Mizata Surf Lodge. 5 full day surf tours (mornings and afternoons approx 5 hours each) in private vehicle for each group with a bilingual surf guide, breakfast & 1 group airport pick up/ drop off included.

RATES 2016 (USD)

No. of Guests Price (per passenger) Extra Night
1 $ 1,225 per person $ 245
2 $ 730 per person $ 152
3 $ 570 per person $ 120
4 $ 500 per person $ 115
5 $ 450 per person $ 110
6 $ 400 per person $ 99

Note: These Prices Do Not Include Airfare or Meals Not Listed Above


Mizata / Miraflores Combo Package - 2 NIGHTS WEST / 2 NIGHTS EAST

2 nights accommodation with A/C at Mizata Surf Lodge. 3 full day surf tours (mornings and afternoons approx 5 hours each) in private vehicle for each group with a bilingual surf guide, breakfast included. 2 nights accommodation with A/C at Miraflores Surf Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner & non alcoholic beverages; 1 massage per person, daily boat trip to secluded breaks, transfers between properties & 1 group round trip airport transfer included.

RATES 2016 (USD)

No. of Guests Price (per passenger) Extra Night Mizata Extra Night Miraflores
1 $ 1,286 per person $ 245 $ 175
2 $ 769 per person $ 152 $ 112
3 $ 591 per person $ 120 $ 94
4 $ 551 per person $ 115 $ 92
5 $ 496 per person $ 110 $ 85
6 $ 480 per person $ 99 $ 84

Note: These Prices Do Not Include Airfare or Meals Not Listed Above


MIZATA / LOS MANGOS PREMIUM COMBO PACKAGE-2 NIGHTS WEST / 2 NIGHTS EAST

2 nights accommodation with A/C at Mizata Surf Lodge, 3 full day surf tours (morning and afternoons approx. 5 hours each) in private vehicle for each group with a bilingual surf guide, breakfast, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages included. 2 nights’ accommodation with A/C at Los Mangos Hotel, OCEAN VIEW SUITE in front of Punta Mango with Breakfast, lunch, dinner & nonalcoholic beverages (soda, water, coffee and natural fresh drinks); surf guide service with daily morning and afternoon surf trip to surrounding breaks, transfers between properties & 1 group round trip airport transfer included.

RATES 2016 (USD)

No. of Guests Price (per passenger) Extra Night Mizata Extra Night Los Mangos
1 $ 1,387 per person $ 245 $ 310
2 $ 858 per person $ 152 $ 202
3 $ 685 per person $ 120 $ 169
4 $ 654 per person $ 115 $ 202
5 $ 652 per person $ 110 $ 185
6 $ 599 per person $ 99 $ 169

Note: These Prices Do Not Include Airfare or Meals Not Listed Above