Mizata Point Resort is pretty nice for a surf trip. The A/C is a step above window units, the bathrooms are nice and have a cool cobblestone floor in the shower. All the rooms have nice views of the surf. The food on-site is good, especially the special options. The pool seemed pretty clean and nice; not like the murky mosquito breeding grounds you see elsewhere. I enjoyed the view of the inside section of the right. The bug situation wasn't bad at all; even without being screened in the pool was fine and has a view of the right off the rivermouth. Having a long beach frontage helps bigtime.
The surf: Nice variation; no crowd problem whatsoever when I was there. There is a somewhat fickle/tricky beachbreak that changes face as the tide changes, an exposed cobblestone beach broadly juts out and there's an irregular left peeling towards the beach off that, with rights as well, especially if you sit on the far side of the point from the beachbreak. A bit inside and down, there is a right peeling towards the rock/cliff as well. You can ride your chips, especially at the beachbreak, but a hint more foam that helps with current/paddling, yet is still very duck-divable is advised. The right seems to want to push you off the peak, and it seemed like higher face height/shorter period waves would close out a bit and require duck diving and repositioning. The left wanted to push you off the point towards the beachbreak. Not the snake river, but first you must punch through the beachbreak, then watch for cleanups coming in while you paddle up to the top. Relaxed rocker worked well for me; only certain sections of the beachbreak felt really tight-radius.
I'd pick Mizata again, sight-unseen, because it's a magnet and it was very uncrowded when I was there. Swell was pulsing and others tell me people venture up from Tunco/La Lib when it gets small, but it was pretty much empty when I was there. Walter knows the other options well and is a trooper.to boot. Super nice like George, Wendy, Christian....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Where tranquility and peace meet great surf." Quiet, uncrowded surfing resort with private rooms with all the necessities, pool, restaurant, almost on the water rooms with views to die for. For the surfer looking for the out of the ordinary place to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mizata Point Resort El Salvador/La Libertad