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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Annual Fiestas de Noviembre in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Casa Elias is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath, open-air condo located on a canal in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, available for rent.

Fundraiser and dog wash/dog adoption event at the Riconada Rotary in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, on Sunday, November 11 from 10 am to 4 pm. Dog washing for 100 pesos and a raffle with great prizes.

The Fiestas de Noviembre schedule for Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, is now available. 2018 Fiestas de Noviembre. Updated 10/5/2018.

Alcoholics Anonymous The English-speaking AA group in Huatulco, Oaxaca, has changed its meeting day from Wednesday to Saturday. 7:15pm to 8:15pm at Calle Flamboyant #310 (second floor), Centro, La Crucecita.

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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