I think I would prefer live music over a couple DJ's, but then again I haven't been to a New Years Eve Party in years. I hear the food there is great and overlooking the lagoon helps. Located on Avenue Veracruz close to the water taxis.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Two very different beaches in Barra de Navidad
Beach is in good shape moving towards Melaque
Not so good headed towards Malecon and Breakwater
Monday, December 14, 2015
Our restaurant is now open all three evenings for the high season. Please come by and visit us when you have a chance. Our menu is posted every week on our website ... Thank you, Robert & Rosy
Barra Galeria de Arte & Restaurant
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Not many Fir Trees around here. Almost like in honor of all the bananas that were lost in Hurricane Patricia.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
This is really sad compared to what used to be a very pretty and user friendly beach. I think the dredge is still there so maybe they'll cover it with sand once again.
Friday, November 13, 2015
This has been delayed until this weekend due to Hurricane Patricia
Saturday November 14-Music, Food, and Drink from 9:00 PM, Catrina contest 11:00
Contestants will be judged on costumes and make-up. 2 categories are children/others. The Catrina Contest is open to all. Sign up at Sea Master or Jarro Beach Bar.
Sunday and Monday November 15, 16 - Music, Food,and Drink from 9:00 PM
Incredibly. the businesses of Barra are going forward with the Day of the Dead celebration this weekend. Despite all the repairs and cleanup, these dedicated people are committed to celebrate the SECOND ANNUAL "FESTIVAL CALLEJERO GASTRONOMICO La Magia de Las Calaveras". The festival will last three days-October 31, November 1, and November 2.
Saturday October 31st - Music, Food and Drink from 9pm. Catrina Contest from 11pm
The Catrina Contest is open to all. Sign up ahead of time at either Sea Masters or Jarro Beach Bar. Competitors will be judged on costume and make-up. 2 categories are for children/others.
Sunday and Monday - Music, Food and Drink from 9pm
Please come out for a good time and to support the community of Barra de Navidad.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The beach is extremely ugly but for the most part the rocks protected the buildings. The statue on the malecon is leaning a bit and there is rumor of a beach side pool cracking. My guess is it's the Alondra pool because it's closest to the beach and more likely to have an undercut foundation.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
I guess aiming straight out to sea was not in their plans. Hard to believe heading directly into the wind would not have avoided this unless they lost power
That's a tight squeeze
What does "dragged" mean ... under tow?
The Mexican cargo ship Los Llanitos is trapped between rock formations after it was dragged and ran aground during Hurricane Patricia near the town of Barra de Navidad, Mexico, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The Mexican navy had to airlift 27 crewmembers of the ship, whose hull was badly damaged after it hit the rocks. The ship had left the port of Manzanillo to try to minimize the impact of the hurricane. Nobody was injured, according to the Navy. AP
Friday, October 23, 2015
It will will not be this calm this afternoon when Hurricane Patricia comes ashore. Patricia turned into a CAT 5 over night and expected to land around Perula .... but it's so large it will effect the whole Jalisco coast. Possibility of some very large surf along with wind and rain.
...THE STRONGEST EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC HURRICANE ON RECORD...
...HEADING FOR POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC LANDFALL IN SOUTHWESTERN
MEXICO LATER TODAY...
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sunday, October 04, 2015
Leaving Barra de Navidad beach
The only good foto I found and no results posted anywhere. The post below this is the notice for Saturday morning
Friday, October 02, 2015
Got lots of energy? Be on the beach in Barra tomorrow morning at 8 AM. I think I've seen a video of the finish line in West Melaque but that's all
6th annual swim from Barra de Navidad to Melaque - Oct. 3rd
Thursday, October 01, 2015
I had to go over to Barra de Navidad yesterday afternoon to meet with Libra Construction about drawing up plans for a construction project in Melaque I'm working on. They are located next to the ETN Bus station at the entrance to Barra on Veracruz.
Since I don't get over to Barra often I had to take a look at the beach. It's not sandy like may have been planned but the rocks look very solid preventing any erosion up to the buildings. Hurricane season isn't over till the end of November so for two more months there's still a chance. We'v been lucky with pretty calm weather so far this year.
A grey sunset
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
CAMPAÑA DE ESTERILIZACIÓN / SPAY & NEUTER CAMPAIGN
Sólo 2 dias! Haz tu cita
Only 2 days! Make your appointment
Pro Animal Melaque
Sunday, September 13, 2015
7AM in the morning
Even though there is almost no beach left along this section .... the Malecon is still attractive. If we have a hurricane and nothing has been done the Malecon may be at risk.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
I haven't been over there in awhile so I don't know how it is with the rocks in front of the buildings but this section without any rocks is just about gone. I assume the rocks are doing pretty well but then we haven't had any storms lately
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Last weekend in Manzanillo the sale of bivalve molluscs was banned due to Red Tide
Might be a good idea idea to use caution here
April 18, 2015
* The prohibition of selling is maintained or consume bivalve molluscs
The Ministry of Health and Welfare reported that the continued presence of toxic red tide in the bays of Manzanillo, so the ban on the marketing and consumption of bivalve molluscs is maintained, in order to avoid health risks of the population .
Derived from the operatives carried out jointly by the State Commission for Protection against Health Risks, COESPRIS with the Sixth Naval Region, through the Oceanographic Institute of the Pacific in Manzanillo, was verified with the sampling and analysis of sea water that remains that harmful algal bloom (HAB) in that part of the coast of Colima.
Therefore, said the injunction not to consume or sell bivalve molluscs such as oysters, clams, scallops and scallop margarita from wild harvest and / or stored at sea and estuaries that have detected the red tide, continue to whereas the results of the samples to determine the disappearance of the phenomenon.
Dependence recommended that people refrain from acquiring and consuming product sold in the street and beachfront by poachers and vendors; if so, go to places formally established and regulated by the health authority.
Also, he pointed out that in the case of people with open wounds and abrasions with susceptible skin, eye and upper respiratory tract and ear problems should refrain from entering the sea.
Finally, he mentioned that if you have tingling in the lips, numbness, diarrhea and abdominal pain, it is necessary that affected immediately come to medical attention and report if consumed oysters, clams or other shellfish 2 valves (shells).
Sunday, March 29, 2015
I saw this on the Facebook Cihuatlan page but there are large waves along the whole west coast of Mexico it seems. La Manzanilla is reporting large waves where they are usually very small. Yesterday in Melaque it looked like some beach tables were in danger. I'll be in Barra a in few hours to see how the beach is doing.
Puerto Escondido where it's always large
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
It seems a shame with the long history of Baseball in the area that when locals attempt to create a league for youngsters it falls flat and never goes anywhere. Five to six local teams were all outfitted with donations from up north but that was not enough to keep people interested. Back in 2008 I went to the Cihuatlan sports field with the Melaque team and their opponents never showed up. Oh well, soccer is alive and well.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
I don't go to many events and I had totally forgotten about this one. I expected the road trip to Tequesquitlan with Glen to take up more of the day but we ended up back in Barra at 3:30-4. While walking around looking for a good salad at a reasonable price we could hear the music start up on the Plaza. Basically the food portion of the festival was a Mole competition. Each booth had chips and mole.
Lots of people. You had to buy a ticket to try the professional mole or a beer .... but it was a fundraiser so that made sense and all the money went in one direction. Lots of groups of girls dancing on stage but by the time we finished looking at all the food booths they finished and the Chido Rivera Band was on stage.
Professional mole booth side
Chido Rivera Band - really pretty good
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Come to dinner at El Mangalito and support CAM School
The 23rd of February at 5PM
CAM or Atención Múltiple Cihuatlán is a special needs school in Barra
Friday, February 06, 2015
Foto - Jack Brock
Even though it looks like they are building a wall around Barra, this is just sand dredged out of the lagoon behind and eventually will be spread down the beach where needed. Probably to be washed away next summer.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Tastes and Sounds of Barra February 28th
Amateur and professional cooking competition
** Chicken Mole ** Salsa ** Seafood
Live Music and Folklore Dance
February 28th in the downtown Barra de Navidad Plaza
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Barra Foto Gallery
They've moved over to Mazatlan but only have food 2 days a week
The old Pipers is now Puerta del Sol
They are dredging again to bring more sand over to the ocean side
Friday, January 16, 2015
Monday, January 05, 2015
Pleasure boat fire in Barra de Navidad back in December
Evidently this fire started while the boat was tied up in front of someones house on the canals. Someone towed it out into the lagoon and let it go. Rumors of insurance money but who knows.