Barra de Navidad is a Mexican town located on the western coastline in the state of Jalisco. Approximately 140 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, Barra de Navidad features charming cobblestone streets, intimate markets, stunning beach villas, and long stretches of uncrowded beaches. Slightly less touristy than places like Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta, Barra de Navidad is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets—making it the perfect getaway.
Many people enjoy the diverse food scene in Barra de Navidad, which offers everything from Mexican fare to Italian cuisine. For authentic Mexican dishes, Casa Chips is a popular place to go that offers the best chips and salsa accompanied by ocean views. A great Italian spot is Ambar De Mare Restaurant, which offers a variety of pizzas and pastas. The nightlife scene in Barra de Navidad is also fun, featuring a range of bars with live music and entertainment. Places to check out include La Azotea, Roctavios Bar and Sea Master. One of the most popular annual celebrations in town is Cristo de los Brazos Caidos, which is held August 30 to September 1 and festivities include rosaries, firework shows, food fairs and more. The beaches are also a big draw here, including Playa Principal, which is the main beach and is good for swimming.
While the town of Barra de Navidad isn’t the hottest surf spot in Mexico, there is a popular spot located just 15 minutes north known as Boca de Iguanas. It never gets crowded and has a fun, mellow beach break and has a small beachside resort. If you’re seeking more adventure, drive a couple hours away to the world famous break of Pascuales, which is located in Michoacan and even allows camping on the beach. The neighboring town of Melaque throws a special festival known as Saint San Patricio which is held March 9 through 17, and features rodeos, dance performances, and a running of the bulls.
One of the nice areas to stay in is the Laguna de Navidad, which is on the east side of the sandbar where canals have been built to service a number of homes. Avenida Lopez de Legazpi is one of the main streets that runs along the beachside, and another place to rent a home is Avenida Veracruz, which is the other main street where many expats like to live or rent homes.
Taxis are abundant, but for those looking to be more independent, car rentals are another option for getting around town. Getting around on foot is also one of the most convenient ways to get around town, due to all of the cobblestone and brick streets that have been sectioned off for pedestrians and reduced traffic use. The town is also 20 minutes away from the Manzanillo airport, and there is an airstrip located just outside of the town. There are also several bus lines that offer multiple daily departures.
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