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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A gravesite decorated for the Day Of the Dead in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

June 2021 is a crazy month for Puerto Escondido! We are getting ready to vote for a new President in San Pedro Mixtepec and also for new Diputados.. Candidates and their supporters are handing out pamphlets. Decorated cars and loud speakers in favor candidates drive throughout town.

12 y 13 June: Water Sports at Bahia Principal 8.00a.m. Water Polo demonstration.

Regarding the concerns of Covid and the changes and new ways of understanding HEALTH in Puerto Escondido. There are many new laboratories. But less covid incidents or disease. Private schools are preparing for opening dates in September, 2021. 7 states of Mexico will open schools. All teachers for private and public school teachers have had their Covid-19 shots. Free choice to attend in person.

Most all hotels are open. We've only seen that Flor de Maria is still closed as it has been now for one year. There are new restaurants and most of the old ones, but we've seen that Caracol Restaurant is out of business. The Adoquín has come back to life at night from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays have more action with some tourists from all over Mexico looking to see for first time the beaches of Oaxaca. Art craft stores and some restaurants and bars are busy in the Adoquín, too. Occupation is low in Hotels ( where the must workers are)...

The Guelaguetza is been announce in Oaxaca city ( July 2021) Protocol. After this Sunday (June 6) we will know more about planning for the Fiestas of November 2021 with our famous fishing tournament and the Festival Costeño de La Danza.

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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