The small town of Barra de Navidad offers a unique charm where the rich Mexican culture meets the sea. Often referred to as Barra by the locals, it is a small beach town found in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Located along the Costa Allegre, known in English as the Happy Coast, and about 3 hours south of Puerto Vallarta, Barra has a population of only 7,000 residents. This serene setting offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquility. Barra de Navidad offers beautiful unspoiled beaches, fabulous restaurants, and friendly people.
When visiting Barra, people are drawn to the beautiful white sandy beaches, the shade covered streets with restaurants along its sidewalks, as well as several little beach bars. The comfortable atmosphere of the area exudes relaxation and fun.
Visitors enjoy such activities as golf at Isla Navidad, one the most highly vegetated golf resorts in the world. With 27 holes available offering spectacular, ocean, lagoon and mountain views, this is one memorable golf course. Barra de Navidad offers excellent sport fishing where you can pursue marlin, dolphin, sailfish or tuna with one of many local fishing charters. There are two international fishing tournaments hosted each year in November and February so plan accordingly.
Whereas most visitors enjoy the quiet, peaceful serenity, there are many more adventurous activities available from scuba diving to mountain biking, jet skiing to hiking, beach activities, and so much more. Barra is the place to visit if you want to experience life at a steady, peaceful place without the crowds.