For a small town, Melaque and surrounding areas offer a lot of activity options.
The activities listed below are just some of the fun things you may want to do.
(all activities are optional of course)
Local Activities include:
Hiking with Lola (Dawn’s dog) to the Mirador – a lookout approx. 30 minutes from the hotel. This hike is on a dirt road with an easy slope. Some community members chose to jog or cycle up the road.
Biking – bikes are available for rent and are an excellent way of getting around and seeing more of the area.
Yoga – a local yoga teacher offers a class from 6-7:15pm. Participants might chose to walk or bike to yoga. 90 pesos (approx. $6) per class.
The beach – walk, sit, meditate, enjoy a coffee…
Birdwatching – up the mountain, by the lagoon, or just outside your window.
Optional Afternoon Excursions
Bike trip to Pinal Villa/ Jaluco – This ride will take us out of town and onto the back roads where you will see farmer’s fields and small communities.
Lunch in Colimilla – This outing includes taking the local bus in Melaque (you can think of it as a tour bus as it will take us all over town) to a nearby town, Barra de Navidad. From Barra we will take a short boat ride to a restaurant in a village called Colimilla.
We will enjoy a leisurely lunch there, and then return to Barra. Barra has excellent shopping, a small museum and some great café’s and restaurants. People will have free time to roam in Barra for a few hours, catch dinner and enjoy a Barra sunset. Return to the hotel by taxi (buses stop running in the evening) at the cost of 90 pesos ( approx.. $6 )for up to 4 people.
Other recommended destinations/excursions/activities:
Cuastacomates, a nearby beach town, has a lovely beach and snorkeling. There are reastaurants along the beachfront with umbrellas. All are welcome to relax and enjoy table and chairs under the umbrellas, unrushed, even just with the purchase of a drink. A nice option for a beach afternoon. Early morning, it is a great walk to Cuastacomates (approx.. 45 minutes each way).
La Manzanilla is a nearby town that is reachable by public transport (12 pesos/$1 CAN) or by taxi (180pesos, approx. $13). La Manzanilla is known for it’s crocodiles, arts community, and long beach.
A Sunset Mangrove Crocodile and bird watching tour available in La Manzanilla. Approx. 400p (approx $20) per person.
Boca de Iguanas is at the far end of the La Manzanilla beach. There is a boutique hotel/restaurant there (not much else) accessible by car or by a long walk on the beach. A beautiful spot with good food. Canadian chef.
ask Dawn for more information and to help arrange any activities you are interested in.