Surfing Michoacan:  Nexpa, El Faro, La Ticla, Playa Azul
The shoreline between Lazaro Cardenas and Tecoman in Colima State runs for 280 miles through what could be the least visited coast.  Highway Route 200 hugs a south facing coast where you will find some legendary surfing but not much in the way of infrastructure to support large numbers of visitors.  A blessing say the ardent who don't mind  a little discomfort if they can have the surf to themselves.
In
Michoacan, it is easy to find that nearly deserted beach and that tube wave.
Flights are available to Manzanillo, a resort area to the north where bus service covers Route 200 between Manzanillo and the industrial town of Lazaro Cardenas or further south to Zihuatenajo.  In between, find some tiny villages and some
deserted surfing beaches.
Nexpa:
At the mouth of the Neixpa River on the northern side, near Bahia Bufadero, an up and coming area dedicated to surfing is still unknown but building a reputation for its swells and for its infrastructure.
The area is 54 kilometers from the town of La Mira and Playa Azul.  Another 18 K south to Lazaro Cardenas for provisions, banking, communications and civilization.  June September best, incoming tide
El Faro:  
On Punta Tehupan, go through the village and find camping near the abandoned lighthouse.  This area is 180 K North of Lazaro Cardenas and makes a good base for trips if you have a vehicle.
Palapa restaurants and deserted beaches
La Ticla:
North of El Faro find La Ticla at the mouth of the Ostula River, (Ostuta) 90 kilometers south of the city of Tecoman, 200 K north of La Mira and Playa Azul
Play Azul:
A good base in Michoacan State for trips north on route 200 to find more deserted beaches, Playa Azul is a miles long beach with fishing village and palapa restaurants.  The town is small with a few low-rise hotels and posadas.  Playa Azul is near enough to Lazaro Cardenas to provide plenty of civilization but does have good surfing.  Summer swells can be consistent and large on this south facing beach.
Reach Playa Azul via combi for 15 pesos from Lazaro Cardenas.  The combis pass along the divided highway a block north of the Estrellas Blanca Bus Station.   The beach turnoff is a little nortwest of La Mira
When searching for that perfect beach, look out for the wildlife.  The fresh water lagoons can harbor some unfriendly creatures.
Best surfing on Mexico's Pacific Coast, November to April.  
Surfing Michoacan at the beaches of Nexpa, El Faro, La Ticla, and Playa Azul can bring some large swells on south facing beaches that are nearly deserted
Surfing Michoacan at the beaches of Nexpa, El Faro, La Ticla, and Playa Azul can bring some large swells on south facing beaches that are nearly deserted
Playa Azule is south facing and this makes for great sunsets and sunrises.
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