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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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 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.
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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Casa Vista Linda is a 2-bedroom oceanview home for sale perched high on a cliff in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

Kristal Rose Restaurant, at Cocotillo #218 in La Crucecita, Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca, will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on November 26 from 1:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

National Black Community event November 13 and 14. Visit a negro community near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Make your reservation with Gina.

Monday, November 2 Day of the Dead in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. As Gina Espinosa does every year, she will take those interested in the Mexican Day of the Dead traditions to the cemetery on Monday evening, November 2. Meet at 5:00 pm on the corner of Avenida Oaxaca and 8a Norte (the corner of the Light Company). Please be prepared to buy candles and flowers, on sale at the same corner. A $100 peso donation will cover costs of tamales, pan de muerto and chocolate. Please drop by the information booth if you're interested so Gina can plan. If you have lost a loved one, you can leave your flowers and candles at a special cross.

For more information, contact Gina at the tourist information booth on the Adoquín in front of Hotel Rocamar.

The 13th Annual Feria Maestros del Arte takes place November 1-15, 2015, 10am to 5pm at the Club de Yates de Chapala in Chapala, Jalisco. $50 peso admission.

Mezcal Production 2015, a new article by Alvin Starkman.

New reduced price for Casa Holistica Sol, a large 6-bedroom home for sale in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco.

Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca Day tour in central Oaxaca state with federally licensed authority Alvin Starkman visiting small, rural, artisanal palenques (distilleries) to learn, sample, and take photographs. Purchase mezcal at a fraction of normal prices. Web: Email:

Missing: Miguel Aurelio Zamora Rodriguez since October 27, 2014. Height: 6' 1". Weight: approximately 170-180 lbs. Date of Birth: December 6, 1978. Last known location: La Mission, Bahía de Banderas, Puerto Vallarta

Gina can make arrangements for your wedding in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

3 Lots for Sale Located on Hwy 175 at the turnoff to La Mina, just north of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca. Ocean views. Owner will build to suit.

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