Yes, the trip there is an adventure in itself, but there
is still the town, the people, and the surf. The town mostly
consist of native indians with a mix of Mexican in them. It's
a cute town for what they have to work with. Most of the houses
are woven together palm branches or small concrete slabs,
but that's what gives the town it's character. There are several
different kinds of animals there one really cool one being
the iguana. I'm warning you though, don't feed the dogs or
they will stalk you the entire time your there. The people
are relatively nice(they have to be cause all there money comes
from the surfers who visit there), and the food is good for
the first couple days(then it all starts tasting the same).
They have the hotel restaurant set up on the beach and they
have tried to Americanize it but it's a sad attempt. They
tries to get all the money they can off the people staying
there so they charge 60 bucks for two hard beds in a stifling
hot room. Over the years we have learned it is more comfortable
to stay in a tent on the beach for only five dollars a night.
Although the accommodations may be a little rough the surf
break makes up for everything. There is a little river to
cross that is sometimes flowing waist deep or only ankle deep
that you have to cross to get to the main peeks. It is a fun
left hand point with an occasional short right that comes
in and has plenty of peeks for everyone to spread out and
catch as many waves as they please.
La Ticla is definitely a surf spot that I look forward
to every year and I can't wait to see how it will be next
year when I pull up to look at it and try some new tricks
on it's Fun, playful faces.