Colimilla is a small village located on the peninsula of Isla de Navidad just across the lagoon on the back side of Barra de Navidad. This part of the peninsula is dominated by the Grand Bay Hotel.
A short water taxi ride will take you to one of the restaurants in Colimilla along the shore of the lagoon. We chose Restaurant Mary’s and had a terrific lunch of ceviche and a fresh seafood salad with shrimp, mussels, octopus, crab and fish.
Barra, beach on the lagoon side
Ceviche and seafood salad
Lunch at Restaurant Mary’s
Grand Bay Hotel
Just around the point of the northern border of Bahia Navidad is a small beach, Cuastecomate. There’s no town here, just a few small shops and homes, a hotel and several restaurants on the beach. All of the restaurants have tables with umbrellas out on the sand so they are very inviting to sit and have a beer and a snack. Which is just what we did.
Cuastecomate – Margarita and Cerveza
Shrimp Salad, Cuastecomate
On July 31, 2014, we made the trip to Barra de Navidad, Mexico, in order to house sit. We got here by flying from Los Angeles to Mexico City, connecting to Manzanillo airport which is about 30 minutes south of Barra. The homeowner met us at the airport and drove us back to his house.
During the third week of July, all of Valerie’s immediate family packed up and headed to Holden Beach, North Carolina for a week of family fun. Holden Beach (pics) is a small island with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the other. The much more popular and better known Myrtle Beach is about 50 miles south of Holden Beach.