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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Sunday, January 29, 2017.   The 9th annual Art Walk in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, will be held from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Art Walk offers visitors an opportunity to see and purchase quality art and crafts made by local residents of La Manzanilla, as well as explore the lovely pueblo and beautiful beach. Take a break during the Walk and have lunch at one of the many restaurants. Regular bus service to and from La Manzanilla is available from Melaque and Barra de Navidad. Additional buses from Melaque at the scheduled times. Sharing a taxi is a good alternative. All proceeds from artist registration and visitor donations go to providing support to art programs for school age children and youth in the community. For further information, please contact Larry Field at

Blues on the Beach - Huatulco February 09 event. See flyer.

January 22. Textiles Event at the Hotel Santa Fe in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

Monday, February 27. Jeff Tocci Exhibition Paintings and Lithographs at Villa Mozart y Macondo, Las Tortugas 77, Rinconada in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

For more information on Puerto Escondido events see Gina at the Tourist Booth in front Hotel Rocamar.

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