An interesting relative newcomer to the Costalegre resort scene is Boca de Iguanas just north of the village of Melaque. They may have some work to do to really qualify as an eco-resort, as they boast, however it is an interesting melding of homes, condos and charmingly designed hotel rooms, some with outdoor bathrooms, enormous upstairs terraces and delightful sunken bathtubs. And the location simply can’t be beat.
Located down a meandering dirt road, Boca de Iguanas is right on a fine white sand beach that arcs elegantly and has surf that’s gentle and swimable. For even gentler surf the resort has one of the most beautiful pools we’ve seen.
We spent a few wonderful days in the incredibly mellow beach town of Barra de Navidad at a house that belongs to our friend Iliana’s parents who generously offered it to us so we could all hang out over a long weekend which gave us time to play on the beach and enjoy some really wonderful fish and shrimp tacos from the cart on Michoacan Street. Don’t miss the fish tacos at Mexico Lindo either–cheap and delicious!