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

Wednesday, April 9:   2:00 pm. Mexcal Exhibition at the Hotel Villa Sol Salón Monte Albán. No entrance fee. For more information see Gina at the tourist booth in Puerto Escondido. GinaInPuerto@Yahoo.com

Ambulante A.C. is a non-profit organization that promotes the public viewing of documentary films. May 2, 3, & 4 they are offering a program of films in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, viewed at Playa Zicatela, Parque El Idilio, Cinemar, and Club de Playa Villasol. See Schedule. For more information see Gina at the tourist booth in Puerto Escondido. GinaInPuerto@Yahoo.com

Photos are online for the 2014 Tomzap Party in Melaque, Jalisco.

I have started uploading photos and information about my recent Flight to Puerto Escondido, including photographs of the new highway project.

Casita Rosada is a one-bedroom garden casita available for rent in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. It is located in a tranquil neighborhood just minutes from Playa Punta, the southern end of Zicatela beach.

Work is underway to restore the beach in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. See the video New Beach in Barra.

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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