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.

December 8, 2019. Mercado Benito Juarez in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, will celebrate the day Of the Virgen of Juquila. Starts at 8:00 a.m. Live music in honor of the Virgen.

December 12, 2019. Mercado Zicatela in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, will celebrate de Virgen de Guadalupe. Starts by 8:00 a.m. Live music in honor of the Virgen. The Sky Divers from Cuatla will come to Puerto Escondido. Adrenaline sport. Fee for participation. See Gina at the tourist Booth for more information. Make your reservation.

December 16 through 24, 2019. Piņatas time. Posadas Fiestas on the streets of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Stop at the tourist booth to find out where and what time with Gina.

December 18, 2019. Bahia principal in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Boat PARADE at 3:30 p.m. The procession includes mass at the Bahia Principal next to the Navy station. Decoration and live music and fire works.

December 24, 2019. Christmas Dinner. Some restaurants and Hotels in Puerto Escondido will make a Fiesta Navideņa. Live music to dance. Family and friends. We will have menus and reservations. See Gina.

December 31, 2019. By Sunset come to La Playa Zicatela in front Hotel Santa Fe in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, to say goodby to last sun set 2019. Every one is welcome. 5 p.m.

December 31, 2019. Cena Fin de Año. Dinner super special. Many restaurants in Puerto Escondido will have a special Fiesta w Dinner, music, and Dancing. Make reservations or Tips best Fiesta. Come see me.

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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