Lago de Valle de Bravo

Continent
North America
Country
Mexico
Next Big City
Mexico City
Next Town
Toluca, Valle de Bravo
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shower, Toilet, Food, None

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

This is a lake, so the water gets some wind chop, depending on how strong the wind is.

Beach

Type:
No information
Size:
Small
Hazards:
No information
Beach Users:
None

Only one beach to launch, with very gusty winds, not a very good place to launch. Boat launch is much better, but a boat is needed. Best spot to boat launch is in front of the dam.

Wind

Best Months:
February, March, April
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
No information
Main Direction:
No information

The wind is very gusty, and mostly light, with a lot of lulls. The wind normally varies from 4-14 knots. But some good sessions can be had once in a while. The wind 99% of the time comes from the same direction, a thermal is formed from the cold water, and warmer land behind the mountains. Very windy season, from about February to May. There are occasional cold fronts which bring very strong winds, but these are hit and miss.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

From Mexico City, drive to Toluca, then follow the signs to Valle de Bravo. It is about a two hour drive.

Extra information

Rules
None

Careful with boaters, sailboats, kayakers, etc. There are a lot of things to do, mountain biking, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, kayaking, hiking, shopping, eating, paragliding (one of the best spots in Mexico), etc. Very nice little old style town, surrounded by mountains, very beautiful.

Nightlife

Nightlife is very fun in the town, disco `La Pachanga` is the best.