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Barra de Navidad

We stayed at the Grand Isla Navidad resort and it was wonderful. Hotel was well maintained and the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Alex G
via mobile

Busier town than Barra, however we felt it not as quaint. Has a better beach & lots of beachside... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Saskatoon, Canada
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This beach is perfect for a relaxing swim and is a favorite of the locals.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“small town” (3 reviews)
“san patricio” (2 reviews)
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Grand Isla Navidad resort and it was wonderful. Hotel was well maintained and the staff was very attentive. We got a free tour of the property and we still cant get over the immense size of it. We visited Barra and...More

2  Thank Alex G
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Busier town than Barra, however we felt it not as quaint. Has a better beach & lots of beachside restaurants

1  Thank Q4960DBneils
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A small and lazy town, a bit scruffy and uninviting. Beach is nice but lots of rather shacky looking places to stay and a huge, block long deserted hotel. We will not return. Much better to visit nearby Barra de Navidad

1  Thank Schanke
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

San Patricio Melaque is a vacation retreat for Mexicans and more recently American & Canadians who ride around quite happily on bicycles and especially for the RV entusiast. It'a a short local bus ride from Barra de Navidad. It has a gorgeous long beach with...More

2  Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I live in nearby Barra de Navidad, and swim at Melaque beach almost every afternoon. The hills to the west of the beach provide excellent protection from the prevailing NW winds, resulting in calmer swimming conditions. The beach has good restaurants, and plenty of chairs...More

5  Thank PvrFederico
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Ahhhh Melaque. I was introduced to this small, amazing town through my parents who've been living winters there for the last decade. Flying into Manzanillo, it's about a 40 min drive to this town through other small towns, and scenic mountains and plantations. but once...More

9  Thank Nadene R
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This town is located less than five minutes from Barra de Navidad, at the other end of the bay. It has more protection from the NW winds, so the ocean swimming is better, especially in the San Patricio area, which is tucked into the northern...More

4  Thank PvrFederico
Reviewed 14 April 2016

My husband and I vacationed here for a total of 3 weeks. We really wanted to try something different; contrast to the "all inclusive" familiarity. This time with our visit to Mexico, we wanted to experience the culture, the people and its' food. Melaque definitely...More

19  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The beach is awesome town is quaint really enjoyed our visit here. Lots of seating on the beach just buy a beer for a couple dollars and u can sit at any of the bars lining the beach waves can be pretty big though

4  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We have had the pleasure to live in this town with our children and have come to light ve it as our home away from home. The people in this town make you feel like you are family. The restaurants and great and range from...More

3  Thank Suzanne W
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Dave K
4 May 2017|
Response from Schanke | Reviewed this property |
Just a few miles north from Barra de Navidad
Alan W
19 January 2017|
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Response from Javier A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, in Melaque there is a bank is not Atm, it is Banamex. It's easy to get to this bank
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27 January 2016|
Response from Justasimplegrl | Reviewed this property |
You can book boats immediately in Barra at the beginning of the malecon (pier).