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

Updated the telephone information to include the popular WhatsApp method of calling in Mexico.

December 15, 2017. The skydivers make their annual trip to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

December 18, 2017. This is the day that Oaxaqueños celebrate La Virgen de Soledad in Puerto Escondido. The tradition is that the statue of the Virgin is carried from the Catholic church to the Main Bay (Bahía Principal) where faithful fishermen and families await them. Then the Virgin is carried out to sea (about 200 meters) in decorated boats. Puerto's bishop accompanies them as devout believers sing and pray.

December 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve). This is the date Mexicans celebrate Christmas. Many restaurants serve special meals.

December 25, 2017. Check with your favorite restaurant to learn of their menu.

December 31, 2017. Fireworks and music! Check with Gina at the booth in Puerto Escondido for specific events.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:00pm to 7:00pm. The La Manzanilla Fine Arts Group invites you to a Wine and Cheese Reception at Casa Linda, Rufino Tamayo 15, La Manzanilla, Jalisco. 12 local artists will display and sell their work. For more information, please contact larryfield09@gmail.com

Barranca Honda Beachfront property for sale in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. 5000 m2 (1.2 acres) located just 3 minutes from the Puerto Escondido International Airport.

Blues Concert Saturday, January 13, 2018, 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm). Club Rotario, Rinconada, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. David Rotundo at 8:00pm; King of the Boogie Woogie at 9:30pm. Tickets available at Super Mercado Luz in the Rinconada and at Gina's Tourist Booth in the Adoquín, $300 pesos. Poster.

Huatulco Blues On the Beach 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 11, 2018 on Playa Chahue. $350 pesos advance, $400 pesos at the door. More information.

Huatulco Blues On the Beach 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 8, 2018 on Playa Chahue. $350 pesos advance, $400 pesos at the door. More information.

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.

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.

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