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Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal – February 11, 2017


Carnaval is an annual celebration held in the week preceding Ash Wednesday. There are street parties, flamboyant costumes, decorative masks, considerable imbibing of alcohol and consumption of red meat. You may even encounter mock battles that may include food fights. Traditionally, it’s the “storm before the calm” and the abstentions of the Lenten season. 

Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - January 28, 2017

Drummer extraordinaire

Our little corner of the Costalegre is home to some incredible musical talent. It’s readily evident to those who venture out to or stumble upon an evening’s entertainment in the area’s many bars and restaurants.

Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - December 31, 2016

Navidad in Navidad

Christmas in Barra de Navidad brought together the spirit and efforts of many, both Mexican and expats, making this a most memorable Christmas celebration for the hundreds in attendance.

Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - December 10, 2016

Reading matters

Reading is an exercise of the mind. Many of the folks traveling to Barra de Navidad/Melaque area find themselves engrossed in, and usually sharing great local literary discoveries. Special cafés, book exchanges, even simple libraries abound in the area. Here are but a few: