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Barra Navidad

Barra Navidad, Manzanillo, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Manzanillo
Type: Beaches
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Barra is charming. It's filled with little hotels, laidback cantinas, and excellent seafood restaurants. Most restaurants are on the water. It's also a shoppers delight with everything from tacky souvenirs, swimwear, fishing gear, bottle shops, ice

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Crestline, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
11 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Over the years, I have spent about 3 years, in total in Barra De Navidad. Been there every month of the year. It was fun at first; But I got too close to a lot of the more "un savory" characters in town. The men; all theives, and rampant Homosexual activity everywhere. They will rip you off every chance they... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very small fishing and poor town. I wouldn't eat in any restaurants over there. The whole town is few streets and couple of minutes in the car.

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Manzanillo, Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

About 40 minutes from Manzanillo, its great for a day trip with lost of small shops with varies products for souvenirs for gifts. Quite a few restaurants! My favorite is Pepes where the seats and table are in the sand. Could be a bit primitive at first glance, but take a look at the immaculate kitchen and you'll see why... More

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Oakland, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stay in Barra, you can walk to everything. Food was good, especially if you stick to the local places and local cuisine. Not a night life place, but very nice to relax, drink a beer by the beach, and chill.

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Vancouver , BC
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We arrived in Melaque a town 3 miles from Barra de Navidad. We decided that it would be fun to rent a car and drive to Colima City , maybe do some shopping in Manzanillo . We have rented previously at Crazy Cactus ( in Summer) and although we did email ( no reply) we decided to take the collectivo... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Barra de Navidad lays as the end of the Bay from the town of Melaque. Although it is sandy, it is very difficult to walk because of often high surf. The best way is via road. Parking is almost always difficult especially in the center of the shopping district.. Excellent place to buy souvenirs and special gifts. The Oaxaca stores... More

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port moody, british columbia, canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Barra is a small town with basically one main street which has restaurants and tourist shops. It's fun for a day. There are a few nice, little hotels right on the ocean.

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West Kelowna, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Easy to walk and enjoy, wonderful food choices look for the big tree!! Try the resort across the bay on Sunday, great place to visit for lunch.

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Anacortes, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Enjoyed the ease of walking the town. Lots of shops and restaurants. Boat tours from the Marina. My favorite restaurant here called Sea Master. Take the table over the water. Delightful.

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