April 7th - 13th 2024

A radical longboard experience brought to you by Mamawata x Experience Saladita. We’re teaming up with local legends LuisFer and Patty Ornelas to curate a unique women’s longboard retreat showcasing the amazing left point break and its culture!

What to expect during your a week with us!

Left waves for days, Longboard heaven, Tacos and FUN!

Join us on our first “girls only” surf trip and get ready for a 7-day radical longboard experience with Mamawata in the quaint surf town of La Saladita, Mexico. We’ve had a blast with retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica, and now we’re stoked to bring the good vibes to the waves of La Saladita. We’re teaming up with local legends Luis Fer and Patty to curate a unique retreat showcasing the amazing left point break and its culture.

Designed for intermediate and advanced female surfers, this retreat is all about mastering your longboarding skills. Luis Fer and Patty will be your surf gurus, helping you perfect turns, master cross-stepping, and, of course, nose-riding!

Beyond the waves, we’ve got a whole package of experiences lined up. Dive into the magic of La Saladita, exploring everything from tasty “taquerías” and local markets to hot springs and, of course, the Iguana Sanctuary! We’re here to give you a true Mexican adventure, complete with empowering workshops, self-care activities, laughs, moves, and a bunch of like-minded women to share it all with.

Enjoy the flexibility to free surf during your downtime or just unwind at Casa Toluja, where you can hang by the pool, read a book in a hammock, or explore this little surf town. This isn’t just a surf trip – it’s a blend of surf, culture, fun, relaxation, and community. Check out the details, book your spot, and get ready for a week of awesome waves and EPIC times!

Be present
Life is right here, right now.
We are normally living in autopilot. Let’s stop and connect.
Accept the passing moment. Don’t resist it.
The ultimate state of bliss.
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We are LuisFer and Patty!
Luisfer Sanchez
LuisFer Sanchez is a professional surfer from La Saladita, Mexico. He has won international longboarding competitions like the ALAS ProTour and competed in MexiLog amongst the world's best surfers. "Fer" to friends, has been featured in Surfline and Emocean magazines, is a world class dancer, and serves as an ambassador in the water for his LGBTQIA+ community. Catch Fer carving waves in La Saladita, coaching, and honing his skills - twice a day, every day!
Patty Ornelas
Patty Ornelas, is a surfer, mom and chef from El Tibor, Guerrero. A little "pueblo" just a skip away from La Saladita. She's competed in surf tournaments from Mexilog to El Anclote and currently lives in La Saladita with her husband and daughter, forming a family of surfers. Patty is not just a surfing, cooking, and parenting whiz but she's a total girl boss, an absolute mermaid in the water and one of our biggest inspirations!
Experience Saladita is a surf retreat in La Saladita, Guerrero, Mexico, led by Saladita locals and professional surfers LuisFer Sanchez and Patty Ornelas. LuisFer and Patty are passionate about their Costa Grande culture and love to share local cuisine, nature trips, arts, and surf with visitors from all over the world. Join us for days of classic longboarding, hot springs, flora and fauna activities, and a peek into life as a Saladita local.
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La Saladita
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La saladita, México


Hey there! We’re Eki and Hele from MAMAWATA and Patty and Luisfer from Experience Saladita. We’ve teamed up for an awesome retreat that’s all about giving you a killer longboard experience and diving deep into Mexican culture. We’re a bunch of surf junkies, ocean lovers, nature fans, and we’re here to promise you one epic Mexican surf trip! Get ready for good vibes, great waves, and a whole lot of fun with us!
Eki Altmann, Founder and Host at Mamawata Women Surf Retreat, Nosara Costa Rica

Eki Altmann

Founder of Mamawata, Host and Surf Instructor

Helena Herrera, Co Host at Mamawata Women Surf Retreat, Nosara Costa Rica

Helena Herrera

Mamawata Co-host

Luis Fer, Host and Surf Instructor, La Saladita Mexico

Luis Fer

Founder of Experience Saladita, Host and Surf Instructor

Patty, Host and Surf Instructor, La Saladita Mexico


Founder of Experience Saladita, Host and Surf Instructor

What's Included

– Transportation from and to Ixtapa, Zihuantanejo Airport.
– 7 day and 6 night Accommodation at Casa Toluja + housekeeping services
– Daily, healthy and yummy Breakfast
– 1 Lunch
– 2 special dinners (Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner)
– 1 dinner out in town
– 5 Surf Lessons with Luisfer and Patty
– 2 Video analysis and Surf theories
– Group afternoon free surf sessions
– 1 Yoga Class
– All Surf  and Yoga equipment
– Flower Crown Workshop with Luisfer  + Tour to the Market at Zihua
– All crown materials and flowers
– Tour to the Hot Springs
– Self – Care Spa day by Salvia Apothecary
– Tour to the Iguana Sanctuary
– Professional photos and drone video from the whole experience!
– Goodie bag at arrival
– An EPIC time!

* We adapt to your dietary restrictions
* Kitchen open to public
* National Beer included


– Airplane Ticket to Mexico
– Medical and Travel Insurance
– Lunchs and 3 Dinners

* If you fly to a different airport transportation will not included in our rate but we will obviously arrange it for you.


– Wave Room $3350 – Private Room (** Ask for our rate if you want to share this room with a friend)
(King Bed, AC, Ensuite Bathroom)
– Ocean Room 1 and 2 $3200 – Private Room (** Ask for our rate if you want to share this room with a friend)
(2 Separate rooms with King Bed, AC and shared bathroom )
– Earth Room $3050 per person  – Private Room
(Queen Bed, AC,  Shared bathroom with Sun Room)
– Sun Room $2900 / $2750 per person  – Shared Room, 2 people max.
(Full Bed + Twin bed, AC, Shared Bathroom with Earth Room)


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