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Barra de Navidad and Melaque Journal – March 27, 2014

The International Language

Barra’s families come from fishing and agriculture ancestry, so locals are drawn to certain musical styles. Of course, the town’s population includes tourists and expats, who along with locals, like to kick back and groove to banda, norteña and grupera sounds. 

Barra de Navidad a Melaque Journal

True Wealth

A wealth of experience gathered Wednesday January 22nd, 9 a.m. as it does all year round, at the Cabo Blanco Hotel in the heart of Barra de Navidad. Teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, parents and partners filled the seats of the Costalegre Rotary Club breakfast meeting. The invisible bond connecting those present was a sincere concern for the Family of Man. 

Barra de Navidad & Melaque - December 20

Festival Del Mar

The five-day Festival del Mar Melaque Costalegre from December 10-14 was described by municipal tourism director and organizer Francisco Carrillo Torres as “the foundation of much bigger things to come.”

Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - December 6

Journeyman drummer Ian Hoffman moved to Barra de Navidad five years ago after traveling extensively throughout Mexico. He says he is “amazed and excited” by all the talented musicians who now play in the area, including many students from the Instituto Universitario de Bellas Artes de Colima.

Barra de Navidad & Melaque Journal - November 22

With snowbirds and tourists trickling back to Barra de Navidad and Melaque, now seems the right time to provide a sampling of watering holes and restaurants to begin one’s coastal adventure. We’ll start with a few popular and friendly locales that feature good music, food, cold cerveza or a mojito cocktail or two.