The Costalegre lives up to its
name – Happy Coast.
The cluster of the 3 villages Melaque, San Patricio, and Villa Obregon all lie at the tip of Bahia de Navidad, a bay an hour north of Manzanillo on Mexico’s Pacific coast. This area comprises the southern end of the Costalegre, one of the world’s most dramatic coasts. Its 95 kilometres are graced with beautiful virgin beaches, imposing sea cliffs and quiet, un-touristy pueblos.
Melaque boasts a 5 kilometre stretch of pristine beach, lined with restaurants and hotels that attract tourists with little interest in throbbing, fully-developed resort towns. Discover the variety of water sports and eco tourism activities, or sit on the warm sand enjoying the peace and tranquility of the ocean. The climate is ideal all year long for exploring beaches, jungles or mountain landscapes. We invite you to plunge into this sea of possibilities and delight your senses!
Whatever you’re interested in doing, we can help you enjoy it to the fullest. (Hey, we should know – we live here.)
- Water sports – rent a jet ski on the beach or take a banana boat ride. Go scuba diving. Great snorkeling and tide pools down the beach. Surfing, kite-sailing, skim boarding – all within the Bay of Navidad.
- Biking – RAY’S ONLY TOURS will rent equipment or take you on local tours to help you get around and explore in a more leisurely way.
- Turtles, Coffee Plantations and SCUBA day trips are all available from MEX-ECO TOURS as well as journeys to other Mexican travel destinations abit further away
- Golf – El Tamarindo or or Grand Bay Isla Navidad offer five star golf courses less than 30 minutes away.
- Tennis - Clay courts and other courts located 20 minutes away
- Fishing - Deep sea enthusiasts have the choice of many local boats in Barra de Navidad – we will match you to the perfect captain to bring home that big catch.
- Horseback Riding – take an exhilarating trot on the beaches Melaque and San Patricio, or ride through the backcountry and the hills behind.
- Power Shopping – Yup. Every Wednesday from 9 to 4 there’s a Public Market (tianguis) Tables are set up under shady tarps displaying the artisan’s wares where you can haggle to your heart’s delight. The market moves around from town to town, so if you miss it, just ask.
- Old Colonial Mexico – Drive 2 hours to the mountains and spend the day touring Colima, the second oldest colonial city in Mexico perched on the hillside under the Colima volcano. Or, lunch in Comala with endless mariachi bands circling the town square while you enjoy delicious Mexican food.