Water aerobics takes place in the ocean at 9 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the far end of the beach in Melaque (in front of Tito’s Restaurant onCalle Las Palmas.)
Participants meet on the beach around 8:45 a.m. It’s fun to bounce around in the waves with the pelicans. Classes are for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. Water weights are available for loan, rent or sale.
Check out the extreme sports enthusiasts in Barra de Navidad at La Bruja Cafe. Learn to surf, rent a board – these are real enthusiasts. See labrujacoffebar.com for details.
Stand up paddle boards can also be rented in the area. Cuastecomate, a short cab ride from Barra or Melaque, is a great area for snorkelling, paddle boarding or simply wading and swimming in the calm waters.
Get together with this enthusiastic group almost any day of the week at Barra’s Cabo Blanco Hotel and join in one of the fastest growing sports amongst the “Sen-Aged” set. You will see many folks having a great time on the courts in the early mornings. The fun starts at 8 a.m.
Melaque Paradise. New bike rentals by the half day, full day, week or month. Emiliano Zapata 148, between Pedro Moreno and Revolución, 331-709-0744.
A lovely stroll or a pleasant bike ride can be enjoyed on Avenida Veracruz in Barra from the end of the mural (at Av. Puerto de la Navidad) to Highway 200. This path is divided for bikes and walkers. Many parts are shaded and there are benches along the way.
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Check out Grand Bay/Isla Golf and Country Club on Isla Navidad offering a unique 27-hole course, featuring “three nines”: the Ocean 9, the Mountain 9, and the Lagoon 9.
Named Mexico’s Leading Golf Resort” by World Travel Awards in 2012, the course provides spectacular views of the lush mountains.
The course was designed by Robert von Hagge, who by utilizing the amazing natural landscape, the fresh water lagoons and the long beach, created one of his masterpieces.
New paintings by Linda Campbell are up at Galeria de Arte, January 16 through February 3. A reception for the artist is scheduled Monday, January 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with appetizers and wine served. The exhibition “Faces of Mexico” will follow Campbell’s show.
The local AA group hosts two weekly meetings at the Costalegre Community Church, Wednesday 5 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. The church is near the intersection of Reforma and Calle Alberto Macias in Villa Obregon.
A weekly Al-Anon meeting is held Tuesdays 4 p.m. at Robin’s Language School on Calle Occidental in Barra de Navidad.