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Feb 28, 2005 - Cruising the Gold Coast

Grettings from Barra de Navidad! The last week or so has consisted mostly of liesurely cruises down the coast, heading slowly but steadily southwest. The hundred and fity miles or so south of Puerto Vallarta is referred to as Mexico┬┤s "Gold Coast" due to the beautiful scenery, lavish mansions and resorts and the large number of small, unspoiled anchorages. It was lovely week of sailing. We first anchored in a tiny hamlet called "Ipala". The snapper at the local restuarant was absolutely delicious. I can assure you that it was fresh because...

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Dec 28, 2004 - Barra de Navidad to Bahia Santiago

We enjoyed a nice motor sail from Barra de Navidad to Bahia Santiago, near Manzanillo. There are several options for anchoring in the bay. We looked at the first anchorage, just outside of the bay, and since there were odd wind and swell out of the SE that day, we decided against anchoring there. We then looked at the anchorage on the West side of the bay, and it was a complete and total zoo that seemed to have most of the anchorage blocked with some type of floats. The week between Christmas and New Years is one of the busiest holiday...

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Dec 20, 2004 - Tenacatita to Barra de Navidad

We did a short journey from Tenacatita to anchor in Laguna de Navidad (lagoon of Christmas), near the small town of Barra de Navidad (bar of Christmas, as in sand bar). Seems like an appropriate place to be for Christmas! After spending a while deciding where to anchor (it is shallow here), we settled in, visited with our friends on Pegasus, and then went in search of Monday Night Football. We did not even know who was playing, it is basically just something we like to do. Many were skeptical that we would find anywhere here with the game...

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Jun 15, 2004 - Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico

After San Blas, we wanted to make some distance, so we decided to bypass Puerta Vallarta (oh, no!!!) and drive to another small beach town recommended to us by a local - Barra de Navidad. The drive to Barra was gorgeous, especially just south of Vallarta... so if anyone decides to go to Puerta Vallarta, look for places to stay just south of 'El Centro'. Barra de Navidad surprised us with its small town charm. Colorful houses, small restaurants and shops decorated an already beautiful beach setting. The ocean was calm and glassy, reflecting...

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