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

The day of the dead is a day that the Heavens can come to earth to remember. That is why alters are constructed in families homes and in cemeteries to help the souls to Remember their lives here . Families put out old photos and favorite articials of deceased Loved ones. In some traditions giant kites are flown In graveyards to help guide the souls from heavens down to earth. As in the video showing this. Day of the dead is a amazing time with so much tradition, much more then our Halloween. See video.

Friday, November 8, 2019: Inauguration Of Fiestas de Noviembre 2019 at the Agencia Municipal in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 10, 2019: Gastronomic Food Fest on Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 7:00 p.m. A cost applies.

November 15 to 17, 2019: Surf Tournament on Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 7:00 a.m. Free.

November 16 & 17, 2019: Moto Cross. Cerro de la Vieja in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 Special dinner celebrating 6 years of Restaurante Almoraduz in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. See flyer.

November 22 and 23, 2019: Festival Costeņo de la danza, Folk Dances at the city hall in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. 7:00 pm. Free. Art exhibit, for a fee.

November 22 to 24, 2019: Fishing Tournament at Bahia principal in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, 7:00 a.m till 3:00 p.m. Food is available for a fee.

Saturday, November 30, 2019: Concert on Playa Zicatela, 8:00 pm. Free.

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 and Thursdays at 11:30am at Calle Flamboyant #310 (second floor), Centro, La Crucecita. The Spanish-speaking group meets at the same location daily 8:30pm to 10:00pm.

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.

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