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“A 5 star resort and a surfer hangout all in one”
Review of Barra Navidad

Barra Navidad
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Manzanillo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

The town of Barra de Navidad is located on a long barrier bar separating a large lagoon from the Pacific Ocean. Surfers and travelers seeking economical lodging frequent Barra while those with deeper pockets stay at the luxurious Grand Bay Hotel across the channel. The two are connected by water taxis. We always visit on our sailboat, staying in the marina or the lagoon...

Thank Richard289
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We are so GLAD that those who wrote poor reviews will not be back to Barra de Navidad. None of what they seemed to observe is true. This is a quiet little fishing village with wonderful people, good restaurants, great services and a laid back attitude. It is not a Poor village in any way. Many people don't have a lot, but they do have family and happiness and love. We have fish fresh from the bay, vegetables full of flavor and not hot house kept, eggs that still smell of the nest. We have it all and then some. It is not a dirty town at all. People sweep their sidewalks and the street in front of their house every day. Hippies, drunks, druggies? Sorry, not here, no matter your judgement. Please stay in your uppity hotels with your better-than-you opinions. We'll still be here enjoying this beautiful bay and its awesome sunsets.

9  Thank JackB514
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Barra is a small coastal Mexican town with lots of retired Canadian/Americans and lots of services for them - excellent shopping and restaurants in a village like atmosphere. Very laid back. Unfortunately, a hurricane wiped out most of the beach a year or so ago, but there's lots of beach close by in Melaque.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

While roaming the streets of Barra Navidad we heard some great music coming from one of the bars and decided to stop in. There weren't many in the place when we first went in but by the end of the night it was packed. I am sure that they all came to listen to the live band and not to watch the crazy Canadians dancing up a storm under the prominently displayed Maple Leaf! Great time at Lucy's Paradise in Barra Navidad!

2  Thank DJJG J
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have been to Barra several times, but this was the first time since the devasting storm of a couple years ago. The beach side hotels and restaurants have not fully recovered. The general activity level has not yet returned. You should feel completely safe in traveling through the town and do not worry about any food establishments. If you want the best chicken mole, go to Los Arcos.

Thank TomLaw
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