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Address: Barra de Navidad, Mexico
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This beach is perfect for a relaxing swim and is a favorite of the locals.

This beach is perfect for a relaxing swim and is a favorite of the locals.

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Small town, big hearts

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Nadene R
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Kitchener, Canada

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Kitchener, Canada
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 you arrive, you're greeted by beautiful beaches, super friendly locals. Small little restaurants that don't... More 

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Thank Nadene R
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 corner of the bay. There is very easy access to all of the restaurants and... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 fulfilled all of our hopes and expectations, in terms of the Mexican lifestyle! I can't... More 

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Vermilion
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Nancy M
Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 simple tacos to 5 star dining. The brach is fabulous, and the vendors are not... More 

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1 Thank Suzanne W
BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Fonda Dona Lencha, a lovely little place where you'll get excellent chile rejenos or other dishes and rub shoulders with local residents or a ranchero from the hills, who will tell you about his she-goats and "the most beautiful beach" near his village. Dona Lencha is run by Maria Luisa, third generation of the same family serving excellent and budget-priced... More 

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Kingston
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We found no one swimming in Barra while the beaches were full of people in Melaque. Larger waves create more under town due to the wave direction in Barra. Melaque is protected by a rocky barrier and thus has less violent wave action

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Thank Joe G
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

best little beach town, hidden gem of the pacific coast. Fantastic little restaurants. hire a captain for the day to take you for some of the best fishing in the world, catch a 50# durado or a 6ft sail fish or simply enjoy the view and wander into 100's of dolpin playing around you. pure heaven and my happy place

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Thank Corinne B
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Although we stayed in Barra de Navidad, we took most days the (old and reliable and funny) to Melaque. The beach there is nicer than Barra and a great place to spend the day is in front of the beach restaurant Bugambilias. They rent big umbrellas they put in the sand and if you wish you can have breakfast and... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Just like the name says, this is truly the only tour company in Melaque and offers snorkeling, day trips as well as ATV tours. Our party of six did the ATV tour and highly recommend it a a fun and exciting way to explore the village and agricultural area across the highway and west (I think) of Melaque. The company... More 

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