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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Annual Fiestas de Noviembre in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Saturday, February 2, 2019 Many restaurants in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, will offer tamales for the end of Christmas season.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 10:00 am. La Reforma Mixtepec waterfall, 2 hours from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Fiesta and fishing at the river. Lunch with the residents of the town. Get directions at the tourist booth in front of Hotel Rocamar in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

February 9 & 10, 2019 9:00 am. Pelota Mixteca at Bajos de Chila. This is a special ball game unique to Oaxaca. Suggest breakfast in Chila at Restaurant Malu. Chila is just west of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, on Hwy 200.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 Día del Amor y Amistad. Day of San Valentin. Friendship day. Special offerings by restaurants in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Cultural Folk dances at 8:00 pm followed by fireworks. Get reservations with travel agencies to drive you there.

Saturday, February 16, 2019   7:00 to 11:00 pm. Oaxacan Coast Blues concert in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, featuring Lee Oskar & David Rotundo. $300 pesos advance at the tourist booth, $350 pesos at the door. See Flyer.

Alcoholics Anonymous The location for AA meetings in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, has moved to Dan's Cafe Delux in Zicatela on Calle Las Palmas, Sta. Mario. English-speaking AA meetings are held Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:00 pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous The English-speaking AA group in Huatulco, Oaxaca, has changed its meeting days to Wednesday AND Saturday. 7:15pm to 8:15pm at Calle Flamboyant #310 (second floor), Centro, La Crucecita.

Gina has a new tour for those who want to learn about Puerto Escondido's customs, history, markets, and religions, now with less walking. The group meets at the main market and enjoy a typical breakfast with delicious Oaxacan hot chocolate. Then stroll through the market learning about the unique fruits, vegetables, chiles, typical clothings and folk art. The tour lasts two hours and requires a pre-paid reservation, $400 pesos. The tour may be conducted any day of the week.

Casa Elias is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath, open-air condo located on a canal in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, available for rent.

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