But there's more to Bahia Navidad. Just across the channel from the resort is Barra, a relatively untouched fishing village that is a refreshing change from the neon tourist clutter of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. From the marina, a dollar buys a round-trip ride on an outboard-powered panga (dinghy) to explore the town, which has two long streets lined with shops. Restaurants overlook the water on both lagoon and beach, with fresh seafood and local specialties. Don't miss molcajete, which means lava bowl, and that's exactly what you get. The chef fills a heated lava bowl with seafood or meat, onions and tomatillas, tops it with Oaxacan cheese, and melts it in the oven.