I really like it to sit on the rooftop of the Hotel Delfin in Barra de Navidad and read in my book. In the morning there is some shade and the comfortable sunchairs invite to make a short nap. Also the view is spectacular because on one side you can see the lagoon and on the other side you can watch the famous sunsets of Barra de Navidad.
Costa Alegre is filled with little roadside stands, displaying their goods for sale. The photo is of one I found between Barra de Navidad and Cihuatlan. You can find local fruits, breads, candies and more. The smiling propietors will offer you samples of Ponche, a local drink in many different flavors (contains a little alcohol). I also suggest you try Cajeta, a condensed goat milk that makes a caramel-like treat that will make your taste buds dance. The treat is traditionally packaged in a little wooden box that make great gifts for friends back home.
These markets are a perfect way to feel completely immersed in the Mexican culture while not putting a strain on your wallet!