Barras de Piaxtla is a small fishing village of around 450 people one
hour north of Mazatlan in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Although they
now have electricity and running water, the people here live much as
they have done for hundreds of years, fishing and ranching. Many of
the houses are still made from small sticks cut from the local woods
and woven into walls.
In the Barras there are activities for the perfect vacation for anyone
who loves nature, or just wants to relax away from the industrial world.
Exploring-With miles of gorgeous white sand beaches and volcanic rocky
tide pools, it is possible to spend days in tranquil exploring,
without seeing another soul.
Biking-Because bicycles are the main source of transportation in the
area, there are endless miles of mountain bike trails. When staying
with us, you are welcome to use our bikes to explore the town and near
by beaches. If you need a guide, just ask.
Kayaking- La Rosa will provide the comfortable sit on top kayaks with
all of the equipment needed and bird identification information for
peaceful days of exploring the miles of estuary.
Fishing- Fish with the locals, like the Mexicans do! Sorry, no fancy
sport fishing boats here. But, we can arrange for you to go out with
a local experienced fisherman to catch your own fish, lobster, shrimp
or oysters for your dinner!
Surfing-There is great surfing in the area! For those who just want to
fool around in the surf, we can lend you a surf board. If you are a
serious surfer, bring your own board and we will point you in the
right direction for some world class surf.
Oyster Diving-In the rich waters around the mouth of the estuaries,
oysters, shrimp, octopus and other sea life thrive. One of our local
friends can take you diving for a couple of hours with just our
snorkeling gear and you can come back with plenty of oysters for dinner.