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. The next party is February 11, 2015.

2 Lots for Sale Located on Hwy 175 at the turnoff to La Mina, just north of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca.

Fly-in at the Puerto Escondido Airport November 27-30 sponsored by the Asociación de Pilotos Privados, A. C. On Friday, November 28, instructors will offer courses for license renewal. On Saturday, November 29, there will be a dinner at 8:00 pm at the Hotel Posada Real. Tickets can be purchased at the hotel desk.

Hostal Casa Blanca is an economical bed & breakfast located a block and a half from the main square in Comala, Colima.

Day of the Dead Ceremony. Gina will be conducting her annual Day of the Dead ceremony at Campo Santo, el panteón municipal de Puerto Escondido on Sunday, November 2 in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Those who are interested in understanding more of the Oaxaca Mexican traditions can meet Gina at 4:00 pm at the corner of 8a Norte and Avenida Oaxaca (the corner of the light company). She will ask you to buy candles and marigold (cempasúchil) flowers there at the corner. The cost to cover decorations and food offerings will be $50 pesos. We'll share tamales and hot chocolate. Please be on time. For more information, please see Gina or contact her on-line. - Gina

A Waterfront Canal Home 3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, is for sale. Satellite TV, air-conditioned, alarm system, pool, boat dock, priced to sell.

The Annual Fiestas de Noviembre in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, begin on October 25 with the Certamen "Señorita Puerto Escondido". See List of Events.

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

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.

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