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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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 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.
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

May 2024 Events in and around Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

5 May   THE BATTLE OF MAY 5, 1862. This is the battle that Mexico won against France. It is a very important date, the battle was in Puebla, the state next to Oaxaca state. And this year it falls on Sunday, therefore people and schools will take Friday as a long weekend.

10 May   MOTHER´S DAY, DIA DE LAS MADRES. A very special day in Mexico. In Puerto Escondido, there will be different restaurants offering special menus to cater families, taking them out shopping and you'll always see more roses, many flowers in the markets and seeing the decoration of the floral arrangements. Enjoy Puerto Escondido and enjoy Mothers Day. Las playas also will be a special trip.

18 May   Get ready, I am going. Hope you like to come SPECIAL CELEBRATION to EARTH ECOSTA. 9:30 a.m. Santa Rosa de Lima FAIR. We will have an environmental fair showcasing the most important seeds from the Oaxacan coast. This will be fantastic event for the preservation of indigenous and ancients elementos of the fields in this area. Come with me let´s enjoy the seeds that are unique, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Also art craft and more. Come see Gina for reservations. Gina At the tourist booth.

17 to 19 May   Fishing tournament in Huatulco. start at 7a.m. finish by 3 p.m. If you need more information please stop at the Tourist booth in Adoquín in front Hotel Rocamar in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, with Gina.

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