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Nice beach

My husband and I stayed in Barra but preferred the beach at Melaque so took the bus for 9 pesos to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathy S

We spent three days visiting Melaque. Lovely weather and a nice beach plus a few neighboring towns... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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This beach is perfect for a relaxing swim and is a favorite of the locals.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“small town” (3 reviews)
“san patricio” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three days visiting Melaque. Lovely weather and a nice beach plus a few neighboring towns make Melaque interesting.

Thank GaleAS
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Taking a short drive up or down the coast and you will find nicer beaches. The nearest would be Manzanilla.

Thank Christian N
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Grand Isla Navidad resort and it was wonderful. Hotel was well maintained and the staff was very attentive. We got a free tour of the property and we still cant get over the immense size of it. We visited Barra and...More

4  Thank Alex G
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Busier town than Barra, however we felt it not as quaint. Has a better beach & lots of beachside restaurants

2  Thank Q4960DBneils
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

A small and lazy town, a bit scruffy and uninviting. Beach is nice but lots of rather shacky looking places to stay and a huge, block long deserted hotel. We will not return. Much better to visit nearby Barra de Navidad

2  Thank Schanke
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

San Patricio Melaque is a vacation retreat for Mexicans and more recently American & Canadians who ride around quite happily on bicycles and especially for the RV entusiast. It'a a short local bus ride from Barra de Navidad. It has a gorgeous long beach with...More

4  Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I live in nearby Barra de Navidad, and swim at Melaque beach almost every afternoon. The hills to the west of the beach provide excellent protection from the prevailing NW winds, resulting in calmer swimming conditions. The beach has good restaurants, and plenty of chairs...More

6  Thank PvrFederico
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Ahhhh Melaque. I was introduced to this small, amazing town through my parents who've been living winters there for the last decade. Flying into Manzanillo, it's about a 40 min drive to this town through other small towns, and scenic mountains and plantations. but once...More

13  Thank Nadene R
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This town is located less than five minutes from Barra de Navidad, at the other end of the bay. It has more protection from the NW winds, so the ocean swimming is better, especially in the San Patricio area, which is tucked into the northern...More

5  Thank PvrFederico
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Dave K
4 May 2017|
Response from Schanke | Reviewed this property |
Just a few miles north from Barra de Navidad
Alan W
20 January 2017|
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Response from Javier A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, in Melaque there is a bank is not Atm, it is Banamex. It's easy to get to this bank
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