The sport fishing adventures depart the port of Barra De Navidad daily. There is an annual sport fishing tournament in January for Marlin, and other sport fish. Fishing tour guides are available year round.
Several organizations offer half day and full day volcano tours. Visit one of the highest, most active Volcanoes.
There are many opportunities to off-road on ATV’s, sand rails 4X4’s or in dune buggies. Although it is illegal to ride any vehicles on the beach, you can do it inland in the many areas. ATV rentals are available in many places but make sure you inquire “where it is safe to ride them,” and know the rules that apply to in town and street driving. Please, WEAR A HELMET! It does really save lives.
There are many different opportunities for the shopping enthusiast in local towns. A seasoned veteran of the craft can find cultural novelty trinkets to fine leather goods, customized pottery, glassware and baskets, and more. There are several popular locations to walk among the open-air shops.
If you are a certified diver you can get up close and personal with the many beautiful areas of this region of the Pacific Ocean. As the water conditions and currents change quickly, it is advised to utilize the services of a tour guide familiar with the area. Take a tour or get your open water dives completed and explore the beautiful deep blue sea.
Enjoy the many beautiful inland and sea birds in and around Barra De Navidad. There are several tour operators who can put you on the birds.
Surfing is available near the Malecon at the southern end of the Beach. Waves are not typically big, but you can have big fun in the water.
Sea Kayaking is a wonderful way to escape and just enjoy the beautiful scenery. You are likely to see Dolphins, which are common in the waters off Barra. Bring your water camera just in case. Kayakers enjoy the open waters off shore, as well as in the calmer waters within the estuaries.
The waters around Barra De Navidad offer a lot of fun places to snorkel. The water conditions in this region of the Pacific can change quickly so caution is always recommended. Our vacation rental specialists can assist you with finding the best places to snorkel or find the best tour operator.
Fishing charters go out every day from Barra De Navidad. If you have an itch to catch a big one then make plans to take a fishing charter on your next visit to Barra. Prices will vary according to the amount of time or how many hours you want to go fishing. This is a fishing paradise so make your plans early, contact a tour guide directly, or visit with us at Sea Side Reservations for more information.
Barra De Navidad has a wide variety of restaurants to impress the most discriminating tastes. There are many restaurants that offer exceptional Seafood, and traditional Mexican cuisine, but you can also enjoy Italian, German, American, and Pizza. There are sports bars, beachfront patio establishments, sunset locations, and a seemingly endless list of incredible cuisine. So whether you want a romantic hideaway, an authentic taco stand, or anything in between, you’ll find it here. And you can drink the water. In any restaurant that you would consider walking into, the water is bottled.
Carnaval is celebrated annually in Barra. It is 5 days of parades, noise, merriment, and of course, food. Carnaval is celebrated each year the 5 days preceeding Ash Wednesday.