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New to Barra

Hello all,

We are looking into taking a trip to Barra de Navidad in December. Can anyone give me recommendations on renting a house on the beach? There will only be two, maybe four of us.

We would love to do some diving as well. Is the diving any good here?


Melaque, Mexico
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1. Re: New to Barra

If you are set on Barra you probably should think about hotels or apartments - or a house on the canals. The ocean beach in Barra is short and filled with hotels and restaurants.

You'd have a much better chance in Melaque around the bay with a much longer beach - but even there available houses will be few and expensive. Start searching now.

Most of the diving in done around Manzanillo but the snorkeling is OK here

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There are a few homes and apartments on the beach in Barra that are listed by the owners at vrbo.com but make sure it is a Barra listing not playa de cocos as they are under the same heading in many cases. Also the owners of the Joya del Mar hotel have a beach house they rent.

Diving is best from June through late to mid January, sometimes even until mid February when the cold current comes in. If you google diving barra de navidad you will find information about diving in the area. There are several interesting dive sites at varied depths in Navidad, Cuastecomates and Tenacatita Bays.

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