Hotel La Alondra
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Travel Blogs from Barra de Navidad
... layer of dust from the constant passing of quarry traffic from the nearby mountains. These look as if they were dropped by some passing giant in an otherwise flat region, and the surrounding fields are filled with crops and crisscrossed with rivers. So we stopped and had a rest a bridge and watched some locals take their buffalo for a wash in the river.
The onward journey took us into a small market town where we were able to pick up fuel ...
... travel agency hooked it up with emergency exit seats with amazing leg room and attentive flight attendants nearby at all times. Pretty comfortable flight despite the length. We only had an hour layover so not much time to leave the airport and explore, whack! Then another 3 hour flight to Hanoi, Vietnam via China Airlines.
Highly recommend China Airlines. According to pops, Asian airlines give you more for your money than ...
... to go more 'left' not sure whose.We are very impressed with this place ,but in the hurricane zone and a volcano only a few miles away,think we'll keep going.We'll leave the boat when we've had enough.That's why we are thinking of another crew mate to ease the stress and tirednessAt the Sands Restaurant we can dock our dinghy and for a drink use their internet.At the moment all's calm and all's ...
... with a view - sold! It was not until the next morning did I discover that the hot water heater wasn't working! There I am in the shower and after a few minutes - "Bill the water is still cold - Bill the water is still cold - BILL THE WATER IS STILL COLD!" That's when he looked and the problem discovered - the pilot light wouldn't stay lit so no burner - which never got completely solved - a fork was used the next ...
... It would be a good place to stay for a week if you wanted relaxation and wonderful walks for miles on the beach. My favourite picture comes from La Manzanilla. It shows a young Mexican sitting on a concrete pad with a bottle of beer and a dog lying on its back. Life is slow in Mexico.
The sand bar (barra) in Barra de Navidad had a pedestrian walkway which brought us past a surfing area where all the young kids gave us a surfing display.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Alondra Barra de Navidad
The hotel La Alondra was our second choice not realizing how humid the city would be this time of year. Our first choice didn't have air conditioning. The A/C was much appreciated after a day on the beach with son and wind. Staff was extremely pleasant and Jose at the Aquabar made great Margritas and Pina Colladas! Rooms were spotless the pool and beach access the best! There seemed to be quite a bit of beach erosion which was concerning. Hope they can get that stable.
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