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THINGS TO DO  (Barra de Navidad)

There are numerous Aquatic Activities in and around Barra, Fishing, boat trips, snorkeling & diving, surfing & boogie boarding, swimming & sunbathing.

Thrusday Street Market - Ceramics 

Barra street market on Thursdays.  Calle Guanajuato is blocked off from Avenida Veracruz to Avenida Tampico.  Streets are taken over with portable stands and tables with tarps tied across the street for shade.

Thrusday Street Market - Cloths and Shoes

Birdwatchers can hire a panga to cruise the lagoon.  It is a nesting site for roseate spoonbills, artisan stalls and other exotic waterfowl including pelicans.

Drop by "Beer Bob's" to exchange your pocket book, or get up-dated on local happenings.

RANCHO AORORA WATER PARK

 RANCHO AORORA WATER PARK

Rancho Aorora Water Park  (balneario con tobogán)
Dueño: Alejandro Tiujillo    (No telephone)
Children enjoy this water slide park with 5 pools, 3 water slides, large wading pool, water sprinklers, Concession stand.  Entrance Fee:$30 Pesos/person, Niños $20p.  Open 10am-6pm daily - Tobogán after 12am - closed Tuesdays.  Located between Barra & the Jaluco Junction (beach side).
Pool-1  Pool-2  Pool-3

LA LANCHAS (Pangas)

There are 5 different Lancha Docks providing ferry service across Laguna Navidad to the Grand Bay hotel, Marina, Golf Clubhouse & Colmillia.  You can take a panga tour of the lagoon for $150p or a costal ocean sightseeing trip starting at $200p.  Longer boat trips are available as far south as Playa Tenacatita.

EL BAJITO ISLAND

Hire a panga (la lancha) to "Isla El Bajito", a small island beside Isla de Los Puerqos (pig island) on the lagoon.  In season enjoy Playa Restaurant Bar (314)337.9105.  Large palapa umbrellas may be rented on the beach for 70+pesos/day.  There are no other services here so bring you own snacks and water.  Leave from the dock closest to restaurant Veleros.  The panga ride will cost you 15+ pesos return.

Ride a lancha across the lagoon (15p return) to Pueblo Colmillia's beach side restaurants. Small groups up to 8 persons can ride return for 100+ pesos.  Restaurant Fortinos' and Marys' are open 9am to 10pm daily.

BARRA'S MALECONAn evening stroll on the Malecon is the highlight of a relaxing day. 

If you have access to a marine VHF radio, listen in on the sailboat cruisers "discussion net" every morning at 8:30am on channel 22.

Visit Cihuatlán 19km south of Barra.  This large pueblo has two banks, casa de cambios and quite a few non-tourist oriented shops.

 BARRA DOWNTOWN PLAZA

Have your hair braided by experienced local native women. Loiter around the plaza where a good cup of java or glass of cerveza will hit the spot.

Billiards, Disco, Bookstore, Art Workshops, Scuba Diving, Golfing.

RELAXING IN THE SHADE 

Lay back and enjoy the attractive beach and views of the bay, with an occasional dip in the ocean, with a snooze in between. This will take up the largest part of your time during the midday sun.

Visit the Marine Science Laboratory "El Laboratorio de Cienias Marinas"
Located on Avenida López de Legazpi No. 235  E-Mail

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