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

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

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020.   Constitution Mexicana 1917. long weekend holiday, Mexico.

February 7 & 8, 2020.   Bajos de Chila, Oaxaca. Palenque Cock fight. 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 2020.   Free mama sea Turtles in Mazunte, Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga. 4:00 p.m.

February 8 & 9, 2020.   Fiestas de Chila. Chila, Oaxaca. PELOTA MIXTECA. Special Indigenous Ball Game. contact Gina for more information. 8:00 a.m.

February 13 & 14, 2020.   Palenque Cock fight. Palenque, Oaxaca. 8:00 a.m.

Friday, February 15, 2020.   Gran Rodeo. 7:00 p.m. Plaza La Paz, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

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)

Saturday, February 16, 2020.   Horse Race. 1:00 p.m. in Terreno 42 Hectáreas, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. More to come.

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

Thursday, February 27, 2020.   Live Music in Split Coconuts in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. 7:00 p.m. Tickets w Gina Machorro. More activities to come. If you need more information how to get there ? come to see Gina at The tourist booth.

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.

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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