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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Dancers entertain the crowd at the 2014 Tomzap Party in Melaque, Jalisco

Rancho on the Lagoon is for sale in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Almost two hectares on the Laguna de Barra de Navidad.

Fiestas Patria in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. September 15th at night (EL GRITO) At the Agencia Municipal (City hall), 8:00 pm. Folk Dances and fireworks. Some Restaurants and Hotels will do a Méxican Fiesta with Mariachi this will have a fee. Check with Gina at The Tourist booth for reservations. next to Restaurant Junto Al Mar. El Adoquín. On September 16th the parade comes down Av. Oaxaca to the Agencia/City Hall at 8:00 am.

The next annual Tomzap Party 2015 will be on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Bigote's in Melaque, Jalisco.

For visitors and residents of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Gina can make arrangements for you to play at the Club de Golf in Huatulco.

Oaxaca Mezcal Producers Court Sociedad de Mezcaleros on Central Valleys Visit, an article by Alvin Starkman.

Pairing Mexican Craft Beer with Mezcal, an article by Alvin Starkman.

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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