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(Pic. of barrio Saladita.)
BARRIO DE SALADITA

(A PLEASANT TRIP NORTH OF IXTAPA)
Story and Photos by

LEE A. WOOD

I want to tell you about the most quiet, out of the way, pristine, tranquil, place you could take your family for a holiday. Unfortunately it has already been discovered.

I am new at this travel game so it stands to reason that If I can find it someone has found it before me.

Playa Saladita was quite because we got there on a Sunday morning during the winter while the winds were light and the seas were relatively calm. As the day progressed other people arrived but not to the point where it was full, let alone crowded. One of the joys of traveling off-season.

PICTURES OF THE BEACH AT PLAYA SALADITA

VIEW TO THE WEST,
JUST SOUTH OF HAWAII

EXCELLENT FOR CHILDREN, YOU CAN WALK A LONG WAY
ON NICE SAND BEFORE THE WATER GETS DEEP.
YET, AT TIMES, THE WAVES ARE CONSISTENT ENOUGH FOR SURFING
VIEW FROM THE SOUTH

LOOKING NORTH, ALONG PLAYA SALADITA, TO THE RESTAURANT
VIEW TO THE NORTH

LOOKING NORTH ALONG PLAYA SALADITA.
IT WAS A SLOW DAY FOR CUSTOMERS SO SOME OF THE STAFF
SET UP A NET (TO THE LEFT) AND JOINED US FOR A GAME OF VOLLEYBALL
VIEW TO THE NORTH

LOOKING NORTH ALONG PLAYA SALADITA.
CRYSTAL WATERS REFLECT THE JANUARY SUNLIGHT
VIEW TO THE SOUTH

LOOKING SOUTH ALONG PLAYA SALADITA
VIEW TO THE SOUTH

LOOKING SOUTH ALONG PLAYA SALADITA.
CRYSTAL WATERS REFLECT THE JANUARY SUNLIGHT

There were kayaks and surfboards for rent. No one was renting the kayaks and the surf remained calm enough that no one wanted to use the surfboards but obviously there are times when the waves would get large enough.

Though discovered by the surfers and the investment entrepreneurs Playa La Saladita has remained a quiet backwater because of poor road conditions. However that has changed and will change more in the near future.

ANNA'S
PICK UP
(Pic. of people in truck.)
ON THE HIGHWAY TO LAGUNILLAS

The highway North from Zihuatanejo is in first class condition and construction has started on a toll highway that will go directly (bypassing Mexico city) to Texas, USA.

Playa La Saladita is on the Pacific Ocean, North of Zihuatanejo, in the state of Guerrero, in the United States of Mexico. There is an international airport near, and a bus depot in, Zihuatanejo.

LAGUNILLAS(Pic. of Lagunillas.)
BARRIO DE LAGUNILLAS

Playa La Saladita is only a short drive, through pleasant country side, North, on the road to Troncones. The turnoff is actually a short distance North of the turnoff to Troncones at a little village called Lagunillas. About five hundred meters North of the village, the first left turn, will take you down a narrow winding, rough , gravel, road, through mango plantations to a little barrio called Majahua.

When you reach Majahua, you turn right through the center of town. Be sure you are on the main track as all the side streets are as well travelled as the main road.

After a pleasant drive, watch for large mud nests in the trees, you will reach the barrio of Saladita. As you enter the village, be careful not to run over any pigs or chickens, bear right onto a rough track that will take you down the banks of the arroyo.

We made the mistake, upon reaching Saladita, of turning to the left at the `T' intersection and winding our way along the narrow main street and traveling West of the town to another `T' intersection where we stopped and pondered whether to turn right or left. After choosing, `right' we went a few meters until we encountered a aged gentleman who told us we were heading for his casa. He explained that we should have turned North on the East edge of town, so we backtracked. It was a pleasant experience as the extra few miles of countryside was worth visiting.

At the river, you will have to ford a branch of the Rio Saladita, but it is a good gravel crossing. After climbing the bank on the other side the trail travels East along the sandy river bed for a few hundred meters before you turn North and again cross the water.

PICTURES OF THE RESTAURANT AT PLAYA SALADITA

RESTAURANT PARKING

YOU CAN PARK IN THE SHADE OF A COCONUT PALM.
OR UNDER THE ROOF OF THE RESTAURANT, IF YOU WISH
TENT PARKING

SOME HOLIDAYERS PITCHED THEIR TENT CLOSER TO THE FOOD THAN THE WATER.
Guess we know where their tastes lie
COCOS

COCONUTS SPREAD IN THE SUN TO DRY.
HIDDEN IN THE COCONUT PALMS (BACKGROUND) ARE THE SEASIDE BUNGALOWS
BUNGALOWS VALENCIA

FRESH COCOS, ONLY A SHORT REACH FROM THE VERANDA.
THE PINK CUBICLE ON THE CORNER IS A SEPARATE SHOWER FACILITY.
THESE BUNGALOWS ARE NOT OWNED BY THE RESTAURANT BUT BY A COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA, USA.
SORRY, THE CONTACT E-MAIL FOR THE RENTAL AGENT NO LONGER WORKS
A MEAL FIT FOR A KING

CERVEZAS AND PACIFIC LOBSTER.
(L - R) BERTHA, ANNA, (ZIHUATANEJO, MEXICO) PAUL, (PRINCE GEORGE, CANADA)
France, Celine (Quebec City, Canada)
RESTAURANT PARKING

YOU CAN PARK IN THE SHADE OF A COCONUT PALM.
OR UNDER THE ROOF OF THE RESTAURANT, IF YOU WISH

Once up on the bank it is only a short drive to the main road. Turn left and a good gravel road will take you through mango and coconut plantations, and cattle ranches, to the beach.

ALONG THE WAY
TO SALADITA
(Pic. of  man on road.)

If you are not that adventurous and do not want to be fording streams there is a more direct route, we learned this on the way back. Stay on the highway at Lagunillas and go a couple of miles further North on the main highway, to Llanos de Tamalhuacan.

LLANOS
De TAMALHUACAN
(Pic. of street.)
THE STREET TO PLAYA SALADITA

In the center of Llanos de Tamalhuacan, turn West onto a wide concrete street that will take you through town to a good gravel road.

BUS STOP(Pic. of bus stop.)
LLANOS DE TAMALHUACAN

If you are not driving, there is bus service to Llanos de Tamalhuacan and it is a short, four kilometer, walk to Playa Saladita.

FISHERMEN(Pic. of 3 boys.)
JUST WEST OF LLANOS
THREE YOUNG BOYS RETURN HOME
THEY HAD BEEN WALKING BACK FROM THEIR FAVORITE FISHING HOLE AND WE GAVE THEM A LIFT

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