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.
Barra de Navidad is a small town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 60 km north of Manzanillo and perhaps 260 km south of Puerto Vallarta. It sits at the east end of the very picturesque Navidad Bay. On the inland side of Barra is the Laguna de Navidad which separates it from Isla Navidad which is actually a peninsula that forms the south side of the bay. In the above photo, the town of Barra is to the left with Isla Navidad in the background.
Barra de Navidad has a solid tourist appeal, drawing those seeking a beach experience from the surrounding area. As such it has the infrastructure to support visitors including restaurants, souvenir shops and tour boats.
The house where we are staying is nicely located on the west end of town, one block back from the beach and about 3 – 4 blocks to most shopping and restaurants. It is a very nice home with lots of light, lush gardens and balconies with nice views out to the ocean. We’ll be here for two months and look forward to exploring Barra and the surrounding area.