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

Dream Apartment   2-bedroom, furnished, and recently renovated 775 sq. ft. apartment for sale in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

New Museum near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, in Santos Reyes Nopala. 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Contact Gina for more information.

Sunday, January 5, 2020   The Three Reyes Magos. Christmas in Mexico. Many Mexican families in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, get together eat a special Rosca de Reyes (A wreath fruit cake). You can get one in any bakeries or in the street near the market. We drink hot chocolate the night of the arrival of the Tres Reyes Magos, The three Wise Men. On this day children are waiting for the presents or clothes in their homes. Inside the Christmas wreath there are little figures of the Christ child. If you get one when you cut your cake then you must have a party the 2nd of February when we finish for sure the Christmas season.

Sunday, January 5, 2020   Santos Reyes Nopala. Special Event in Celebration of their Church, The Three Wise Men. Also Sunday Market. Be there by 8:00 a.m. Distance 1 hr 45 minutes from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. How to get there: Go with or without private transportation. Check with Gina in the tourist booth in the Adoquin.

Friday, January 17, 2020   Barra elementary School dinner show - At the Elementary school in front of Hotel Barra in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco.

January 18 & 19, 2020   Fishing Tournament. Dorado/ Mahi Mahi at Playa Puerto Angelito in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. 7:00 a.m More events will come last minute. Always come check if some Live Music will come to town.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020   at Punta Navidad in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Becas Membership meeting - Music by Lynn&Billy; and Sean Zilla.

Sunday, January 26, 2020   Textil exhibition. Hotel Santa Fe, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 9:00 a.m. More information, The Tichinda cooperative with Gina Machorro.

Monday, Jan 27, 2020   Book Fair. Meet local authors as they read from their books and talk about the craft of writing. CENAC in Melaque, Jalisco.

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020   Superbowl Party at Barra Mia in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco.

Feb 15-22   In Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Cruise-In Week

Feb 15, 2020   In the morning in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Sailboat Rides.

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020   In the evening in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Santana Tribute Band Concert on the Malecon.

Sunday Feb 16, 2020   6-10 pm. Mexican Festival - Town Square in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. - (benefits schools)

Feb 20 - Feb 26   Carnaval in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco.

February 27 - March 1, 2020   Departs at 9:00 a.m. from Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Chilchota Trip.

Monday March 18, 2020   2-5 pm. Beca Bash in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. - Specific location to be announced.

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.

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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