Friday, November 19, 2010

El Grupo Exito at Pipers Friday nights

El Grupo Exito - a great band - plays at Pipers every Friday night. Raul, Ian and Hector with occasional guest musicians. Pipers is near the Malecon in Barra de Navidad.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Quiet September in Barra

A quiet Barra de Navidad in September with somewhat eroded sand and lirio remains from the opening of Laguna de Tule. Lots and lots of rain for the last month required the opening of the lagoon between Melaque and Barra. This year the lirio (water hyacinth) even reached into the Barra lagoon.

Quiet beach being cleaned

Quiet street

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The closing of Hector's Q-Club

I never did get to make a post of Hector's Q-Club which many of us enjoyed for the last year. Well I wasn't here for much of that year but played vollyball on each of my visits. Sad day for both the Barra and Melaque areas but hopefully we'll find another pool to stay cool in the summer and get some exercise.  Hector has opened the Q-Corner in downtown Barra

Below is a post from Elke on the TomZap forum

Today marked the end of a short-lived era in Barra. The Q-Club Community Center is closing its doors. And the bar. And the library. And the pool....

The Q-Club lease was not renewed by mutual agreement between Hector Loza and Don Deines, the owner of the Cadillac Ranch, witnessed by yours truly.

Don Deines will continue to dedicate his time and efforts to expand the Cadillac Ranch RV Park. Hector Loza's Q-Corner has taken off in Barra de Navidad. Any outstanding Q cards with punches left on them, will be honored at the Q-Corner.

For anyone needing reading material, the Q-Club books have been re-located to "The Club" in La Manzanilla. Hector will also have a few books at the Q-Corner.

We will miss the good times we had for the last year. Water Volley Ball. Potlucks. The Library. Satellite TV. Free Internet. Free Coffee. FREE LIVE MUSIC.

Hector, Liz, Eber, Maricela. A very hard working, fun family.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mega Tourist development on Isla de Navidad

Colima's state governor and the head of FONATUR (the national tourist development fund) just signed papers to start development of a Mega complex in the Isla de Navidad area. To avoid the border conflict with Jalisco they conclude - "We can make a real Cancun in Manzanillo and not go through Jalisco" - which I assume means build a new highway from the airport up the beach all on the Colima side.

This plan is not only for the northern end of Colima near Playa de Cocos and Isla Navidad - but also for Playa de Oro, Santiago Bay and the southern coast of Colima. Colima currently has around 5000 tourist units and they want to compete with Cancun by building 30-40 thousand units

Map of Development Plans

Friday, March 26, 2010

El Grupo Exito in Barra

At Rey Momo tonight around the corner from the Church - with the usual sack of potatoes. These guys play around town so is not just a one night thing.

Music in Barra de Navidad

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Los LavaLamps

A Wrestling Mexican Surf Band ????   I guess you have to go see for yourself at Piper's in Barra de Navidad

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Carnaval Costalegre - 2010

Carnaval Costalegre Schedule
Febuary 12th - Febuary 16th

Barra de Navidad, Melaque, Villa Obregon
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cuatro Centenario Expedicion Maritima Mexico-Filipinas in Manila

The matching monument to the one on the Barra de Navidad malecon located in Manila Philippines

The Four Hundred Year monument on the Philippine-Mexican Plaza at the bank of the Ilog Pasig river built during the time of President Diosdado Macapagal. Next to it is the statue of Adolfo Lopez Mateo, President of Mexico from 1958-1964, which Luis A Sanguino sculpted in bronze.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Tour of Laguna de Navidad

This is a family video of a tour around the lagoon and the canals lined with homes. I just included it because the video is good. Not sure how they came up with Colimilla as a label except it looks like they started there. Actually you can get any of the water taxis near the Barra Malecon to give you a similar tour for not much money.

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Rotary Costalegre
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Living Barra de Navidad
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Sparks Costalegre
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