In January 2015 Barb's doctor Ben prescribed a few days at the beach in order to kick her bronchitis cough. After some research, we selected "The Alondra Hotel" in Barra de Navidad, which is on hwy 200 just 20 minutes up from Manzanillo towards the beach town of Melaque. Our GPS gave us the best route out of Chapala to the Hotel address: Sinaloa 16, Barra de Navidad, Jalisco 48987. Hotel phone: 315-355-8373. We were able to
book online thru Expedia using our Bancomer debit card without a charge, so we simply pay at hotel. THIS HOTEL was devastated by Hurricane Patricia in Octorber 2015. The Alondra is Oceanside. When inquiring to book any hotel in Barra de Navidad, or Melaque, inquire about repairs and the prices may have drastically changed. Our preference at the Alondra was the second floor room 230 or 231. The balcony is closest to the roar of the ocean. From Chapala it is a 5 hour drive, on a safe four lane TOLL highway. The mountains and coconut grove views on both sides is spectacular. Prepare change for 3 toll booths at 125 pesos each. Hwy 110 thru Colima, to hwy 200 past Manzanillo, to Barra de Navidad. The 5,000 residents of this quaint, quiet, clean and friendly village could use your support.