Barra de Navidad- Gold Coast Jewel
May 21, 2015
We made it…to our southernmost stop! We saved one of the best for last. I am loving every minute in Barra. From the minute we pulled into the Wyndham aligned hotel/marina, I was loving life. After nearly a month of solar showers on the back deck, a broken water maker (that severely limited our water usage), the shipwrecked kayak in Tenacatita, and plenty of rolly anchorages, I needed a little R&R at a marina.
Of course our entrance into the marina here was not without our normal embarrassing parking job. We nicked a boat and drug metal on metal as we were pulling into our slip. As we met other boaters the next day, they would nod knowingly at us, as if saying, “Oh…YOLO. Yes, we saw you pull in.” Thank goodness there was no damage! We had also forgotten our fishing line was still out and managed to get that tangled on just about everything, including the dock. Hell of an entrance.
Barra is the perfect mix of authentic Mexico and five-star living. The marina is part of The Grand Bay Resort, a five diamond hotel. It has a three-story slide for the kids to enjoy and the French baker delivers delicacies every morning right to your boat. I could get VERY used to this. Matt is uneasy. The only negative is this week is Semana Santa. Semana Santa, or holy week, is a week-long Easter celebration for Mexico. Nearly everyone in the entire country seems to have the week off and is spending it here in Barra.
The pangas will pick you up at the marina for 30 pesos per adult ($2) and drive you into Barra. Kids under 6 are free. Guess who was under 6 for the day?
We plan on coming back here next year and giving Barra even more of our time!