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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 14, 2017

Water aerobics

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. 

Surf’s Up!

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.  

Pickleball

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. 

Bike Rentals

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.

The Rental Bike Baron of Costalegre. Rentals and repairs and offf-season storage. Calle Esmeralda 121, Villa Obregon. For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cell: 315-100-0836. Website: www.bikebaron.ca.

Bike/Walking Path 

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.

Yoga & Massage

Classes are held Monday through Sunday at the Buena Onda Yoga Centre in Barra de Navidad, Morelos 26, two doors down from the Sands Hotel.   The classes are suited to all levels from newbie to novice to experienced. Relaxation and Shiatsu/Thai Massage are also offered by appointment. For further information, look up Buena Onda Centro de Yoga on Facebook, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 315-112-4602.

Golf

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.

Reservations and information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314-331-0500.  Also see islanavidad.com.mx.

Upcoming events

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.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 315-109-6239, for more details. Galeria de Arte is at Av. Mazatlan 75, Barra de Navidad.

Meetings

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.

Correction

Mano Amiga Melaque’s email address was misstated in our last column. Please note that the correct email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They can also be contacted via their Facebook page. Users can visit the site via fb.me/manoamigamelaque and send a message via m.me/manoamigamelaque. The user name is @manoamigamelaque. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused.