• Calle Casamiro Castillo, # 156, Cihuatlan, MX 48995
  • +52 (315) 112 8827
  • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

La Sirena GorditaAbout Us

La Sirena Gordita (The Chubby Mermaid)Tapas & Bar is a small 10 table, 20 -seat tapas bar that serves light tapas meals with a small selection of fine red and white wines, local beer and Margaritas and is one of the fun places to be on Playa del Cocos in Barra de Navidad. The wines are both local and imported based on availability and price. VILLA STAR OF THE SEA's, LA SIRENA GORDITA BEACH BAR on Playa del Coco, in Barra de Navidad / Cihuatlan, was not really planned. It just happened due to a need to provide for our B&B guests. Villa Star of the Sea, Boutique Destination Mexico, Bed and Breakfast was planned and beyond breakfast we were planning to send our guests to another local venue for meals and beverages. Unfortunately, Coco Cabanas closed in March of 2014, while Villa Star of the Sea was one month into construction. Other restaurants are in Colimilla and Barra de Navidad, close enough to walk for a bit of an adventure but too far for every meal and drink beyond breakfast at Villa Star of the Sea. So, to meet the need, La Sirena Gordita was created, more as a need to accommodate our guests than the desire to be in the bar-restaurant business. We are now open seasonally and have food and beverages until 7PM.

Legend of the Mermaid

With nearly three-quarters of the Earth covered by water, it's little wonder that, centuries ago, the oceans were believed to contain many mysterious creatures, including sea serpents and mermaids. Mermaids and mermen are, of course, only the marine version of half-human, half-animal legends that have captured human imagination for ages. In folklore, mermaids were often associated with bad luck and misfortune. They lured errant sailors off course and even onto rocky shoals, much like their cousins, the sirens — beautiful, alluring half-bird, half-women who dwelled near rocky cliffs and sung to passing sailors. The sirens would enchant men to steer their ships toward the singing — and the dangerous rocks that were sure to sink them. Homer's Odyssey, written around 800 B.C., tells tales of the brave Ulysses, whose naked ears were tortured by the sweet sounds of the sirens. In other legends — from Scotland and Wales, for example — mermaids befriended, and even married, humans. Traditions concerning creatures half-human and half-fish in form have existed for thousands of years, and the Babylonian deity Era or Oannes, the Fish-god, is represented on seals and in sculpture, as being in this shape over 2,000 years BC.