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Barrade Navidad, which means christmasSandbar or The Bar of Christmas, is a small farming and fish in community. This sleepy little town is popular with those looking for a quiet stretch of beach without the large hotels and resorts of other larger Mexican cities. Enjoy the colorful local markets, unpaved streets,small family owned stores and popular beach front seafood restaurants either on the ocean side or on the large lagoon side.

These seafood restaurants provide delicious, fresh caught seafood,lobster etc. The heart of downtown Barrade Navidad is blocked off for pedestrians only traffic and contains many small stores,excellent for shopping. A center plaza is a popular gathering place for locals and tourists with a neighboring elite resort with a top class golf course by the marina.

Approximate tour time is 3-4 hours.

Get an extraordinary view of Manzanillo's magnificent Twin Bays and world-renowned resorts, including Barceló Karmina Palace, and Las Hadas Golf Resort Marina, a place of magic and fantasy known for the movie “10,where Dudley Moore searches for The Perfect Woman (Bo Derek).

October 2009 marks 30 years since the film was released, but still today, you can visit Audiencia Beach and get your hair braided with trensitas Bo Derek style.

Filmed at both Las Hadas and Playa de la Audiencia in 1979, it put Manzanillo and the fabled resort on the map. The excursion includes touring the Peninsula de Santiago, home to many rich and famous personalities, who spend holidays at this exclusive and private locale on the Mexican Riviera.

Las Hadas, which means The Fairies, was named for the bioluminescent plankton prevalent in the ocean, made brilliant and glowing by the wave action at night.

As we drive northbound, you'll have an outstanding view of our 5-mile-long Santiago Bay, including Miramar Beach, a favorite of the locals. 

The view is spectacular from Miramar, and you'll be able to see both peninsulas, Santiago and Juluapan, which form the corners of the bay.

The sand is golden, flecked with iron pyrite and other mineral deposits, as well as volcanic basalt.

On our way to the state of Jalisco, we'll see small rural towns with farm animals roaming free, old pick-up trucks filled with produce, flowering bougainvillea, large parota trees with umbrella-like shady canopies, and oftentimes children playing soccer in the field next to the road. Here, in this pastoral setting, men go to town on horseback, and burros are still used to haul the burdens of man.

Along the way we stop at a roadside stand to sample the varieties of seasonal tropical fruits from the different plantations of the area, including bananas, coconuts, mangos, pineapple, and papayas.

Other exotic fruits, such as the yaka, guanabana, guayaba, mamay, pomegranate, and carambola are available in season.

We continue north over the Marabasco River, which is the dividing line between the state of Colima and Jalisco. 

As we're approaching the bridge, take time out to notice the picturesque view of the town of Cihuatlan, about mid-way to Barra de Navidad. Long before you reach the town, the spires of the majestic Catholic church loom high above all else.

Barra de Navidad is a quaint farming and fishing village, built on a sandbar, with a picturesque lagoon on one side and the crashing sea on the other. See the long, curved beach that stretches for miles, which, if walked, will take you to the neighboring town of Melaque.

Take the opportunity to stroll along Barra's cobblestone and brick streets,  a perfect place to shop, with an open air market as well. The many stores, as well as restaurants and bars make this excursion very enjoyable. Take your pick of dozens of local places to have lunch (at your expense), before heading back to Manzanillo.

Dedicated to St. Anthony, the Catholic Church (at the corner of Jalisco and Legazpi), has a fascinating crucifix over the altar, complete with a legend (or miracle). When the town was in danger of destruction from a hurricane on September 1, 1971 , and the townspeople were praying for assistance, the storm suddenly abated. At the same time, the arms of Christ dropped from their accustomed out-stretched position on the cross to hang limply by His side. The disaster was averted, and many people have come to regard this as a genuine miracle. The cathedral is also known as: “The Christ of the Fallen Arms Church.”

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