Playa La Lancha
A pristine beach with white sand, turquoise warm waters 365 days a year and several peaks to ride.
Playa la Lancha is a beginners, intermediates and longboarders paradise.
There are no infrastructures, no bars or restaurants, no sunbeds, umbrellas or beach vendors.
Playa la Lancha is literally an unspoiled beach and one of the nicest of all in Nayarit.
This is the most consistent surf break of the Punta Mita area. It is our top choice to give surf classes surrounded by nature and wildlife.
Here you’ll see gorgeous green turtles popping up in the line up to breath.
During wintertime pelicans and other seabirds create a spectacle when diving into the ocean to fish.
From December to April it is possible to see Whales jumping and splashing on the horizon.
In the Swamp next to the beach you can occasionally see Crocodiles.
Waves of Playa La Lancha
At the beach entrance, there is a mellow wave that breaks over a sandbar. This is the ideal wave for first-time surfers.
A more challenging, but still mellow right wave rock bottom beach break is one of the best spots for intermediate/advanced surfers and longboarders.
There is also a faster-left wave with a couple of submerged boulders close to the take-off zone, which makes it a bit daunting.
The left wave is definitely more suitable for surfers with experience.
Waves in La Lancha are normally waist to chest high. They can fire up to 6/7 feet though.
Above that, which is very rare, the waves tend to close out and become non-surfable.
Ideal La Lancha Swell – Wind – Tide
- Swell : from West, North-West.
- Wind : from East, North-East.
- Tide : mid to low.
Getting to Playa la Lancha
Playa la Lancha access is visible across the highway from the Pemex Gas Station 4km southeast of Punta de Mita or 13.4km North West of the Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
A 8-minute hike in the jungle leads to the beach. During the summer season, it is recommended to bring mosquito repellent.
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