THE PACIFIC COAST
OF MEXICO


This website features information on the Pacific Coasts of Oaxaca, Jalisco, and Colima Mexico, including the towns of Huatulco, Puerto Angel, Zipolite, Puerto Escondido, Barra de Navidad, Melaque, and Manzanillo. There is information about hotels, travel, food, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fish, turtles, history, native dances, and the Spanish language. There are maps and aerial photos. Travelers and residents share their knowledge and experiences in the Visitors' Comments sections. There you will find advice from many sources on what to enjoy and what to avoid.

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Oaxaca
The Oaxacan Coast is a region of rugged, tropical beauty set against a background of mountainous jungle. For the traveler, it offers a variety of settings from the plush resorts of Huatulco to remote, low-key beachfront hideways. An inland excursion can take you to a coffee plantation or to Oaxaca's capital, a unique cultural center surrounded by craft villages and archaeological sites.
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Jalisco
Jalisco has a lengthy coastline known as Costalegre that stretches from Puerto Vallarta at the northwest end to Barra de Navidad to the southeast. It's many resorts and villages offer a variety of settings for the visitor.
Colima
The tiny state of Colima is where you find the city of Manzanillo, an important seaport and resort area. Manzanillo is known as the Sailfish Capital of the World. Inland cities offer volcano tours and feature botaneros, a type of bar/restaurant offering a stream of appetizers with your drinks.

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Annual Fiestas de Noviembre in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Missing Person: Jesse Luray Moore, possibly in Oaxaca.

Visitors Comments: new personal messaging (PM) restrictions New Visitors Comments users do not have access to the PM (Personal Messaging) system. In order to use the PM system a user must be registered for a certain number of days, must have successfully posted a certain number of times, and must be unmoderated. New users are moderated by default but the moderator may elect to change that after a number of acceptable posts have been seen or upon request from the user. The reason for the PM restrictions is to prevent unwanted threatening or bullying personal messages from a few of the users who like to do that.

Get ready for the annual Fiestas de Noviembre in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. This is a big event with something going on most every day in November and spilling over into October and December.

For information on Puerto Escondido events see Gina at the Tourist Booth in front Hotel Rocamar. There are great musicians in town making great entertainment in some restaurants, come to get the best information at the tourist booth.

The 16th Annual Feria Maestros del Arte will take place November 10-12, 2017 at Club de Yates de Chapala, Paseo Ramón Corona, in Chapala, Jalisco. Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm, $70 pesos admission. More information at www.mexicoartshow.com/

September 23, 2017 Earthquake   A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred in Matias Romero, Oaxaca, just 39 miles from the recently damaged Juchitan, Oaxaca, in the isthus region.

September 19, 2017 Earthquake   A 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1:14pm centered 34 miles south of Puebla, Oaxaca. Numerous buildings collapsed in the Puebla area and in Mexico City. There were numerous casualties in both regions.

September 8, 2017 Earthquake   A 8.1 magnitude earthquake occurred just before midnight off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 73 miles south of Tonalá at a depth of 70km. Puerto Escondido residents reported that the earthquake last longer than most. Items generally did not fall off shelves but some reported minor structural damage to homes. Huatulco residents reported a stronger shock with some damage to structures. Tsunami warnings were issued for Zipolite and nearby areas but didn't materialize there. Oaxaca city residents reported strong tremors with damage to buildings. Mexico City experienced minor structural damage and power outages. The Mexican Isthmus suffered heavy damage, notably in the town of Juchitán, Oaxaca, where there were casualties and thousands of homes experienced severe damage.

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