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Great Beach

This rown has an amazing beach and almist no long stay accommodation available. Lots of beach bars... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Canada
GREAT Little Mexican Town, Not nearly as crowded as the towns north of Puerto Vallarta

Good accommodations and restaurants. Not toughed by the American chains as of yet. Still has that... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2019
Whitehorse, Canada
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“small town”(4 reviews)
“nice beach”(4 reviews)
“mexican town”(3 reviews)
This beach is perfect for a relaxing swim and is a favorite of the locals.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Barra de Navidad, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Me and my family always go to melaque every year. Its a nice little town. You can walk around the town, eat any where since theirs so many restaurants around, and stay at the beach as long as you want.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maris T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This rown has an amazing beach and almist no long stay accommodation available. Lots of beach bars with great food and staff. Night life extremelyl limited and what is happening shuts down early. Needs more development.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frolander
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Good accommodations and restaurants. Not toughed by the American chains as of yet. Still has that small town appeal.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ron747
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Melaque is one of those Mexican towns where you can be either a tourist or a local (Gringo, in my case). The main streets, the beachfront, the plaza are bustling, hot and colorful. A great place to shop, eat and ingest some local flavors. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 7 December 2018

There are many beautiful beaches to visit close to Melaque. It is a very quiet place worth visiting if you are willing to enjoy sun, sand and sea. Food is also very enjoyable, especially seafood. It is also close to Barra de Navidad y not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 6 November 2018

very dusty streets, too many tacos, not much to do, mosquitoes (Zeka virsus), waves too big for swimming. Really, why would you bother with this place?

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Vacation28131770590
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a very busy Mexican town with lots to do. Many restaurants and wonderful beaches. You can shop downtown or just walk around and people watch.

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank inov8or
Reviewed 1 March 2018

This is still a relatively unspoiled corner of Mexico (I suspect there aren't many left, on the coast in particular). A quiet village with cobbled streets, a lovely beach with palm trees, not too many hotels (but still a good choice) and the right amount...More

Date of experience: February 2018
10  Thank Freefred
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The town is small and has a lot of souvenir and food stores to browse. There Is a large choice of good restaurants on the beautiful beach. There are also a lot of buildings that are still damaged after the 1995 earthquake. Primarily, three large...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Doug B
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My husband and I stayed in Barra but preferred the beach at Melaque so took the bus for 9 pesos to the beach at the very north end of Melaque. We didn’t tour much there... just enjoyed the beach with no undertow. It was much...More

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank Kathy S
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
We only checked out 1 VRBO in Melaque. It was beautiful and had great reviews, but wasn’t available on our dates. It is rental# 372626. The owners names are Les and Ana. It is in a great location, and seems very secure... More