The long sweeping beach stretches from the tourist town of "Barra" to the nearby village of Melaque. While Barra is filled with small hotels and local seafood restaurants, Melaque feels more like authentic Mexico. Simple homes lying outside the town square with the traditional Plaza and a church filled with singing children. It also has it's share of Canadian Expats and consequently a market called "Hawaii" (not sure where that name came from) that sold real maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and hard salami and sharp cheddar cheese and crisp green apples. It's the simple pleasures that cruisers crave after being out of the country for a while. We liked Melaque. We also liked Barra, it has a buzz, but it's also laid back. We liked to sit under a palapa and let Spark swim while we ate fresh Dorado tacos with cold cervazas. Yum.
|The Barra de Navidad scene|
|A local fisherman using a net to fish|
Before lunch and after lunch.
Sparky was happily entertained by a local kiddo that threw the ball for him while we ate lunch. After relaxing at the beach a little walk through town revealed this shop on the left.
Barra, something for everyone.