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

Friday, January 4, 2019   7:00 pm. Live music starts at Restaurant Almendros in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Four Amigos.

January 4 & 5, 2019   Special menu and DJ music at Sativa in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Make a reservation on Facebook.

Sunday, January 6, 2019   Tres Reyes Magos in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. We all get a Rosca de Reyes cake in the evening. All the bakeries have them. There will be presents for the kids.

January 18, 19, & 20, 2019   7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Fishing Tournament Dorado in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Entrance fee. Registration at the Playa Puerto Angelito.

Oaxacan Coast Blues   7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. First concert featuring Dawn Tyler Watson & David Rotundo is January 19, 2019 at the Rotary Club, Rinconada, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Food and drinks available. See Flyer.

Sunday, January 20, 2019   10:00 am. The Best Textile Exhibition at the Hotel Santa Fe in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Textile artist, tintoreros ink from sea shells, best quality cotton coyuche, what makes Oaxaca state unique. Ceramist figures skeletons, jewelers like Flora Maria and a special presentation of Anthropologist Martha T. She will let us know the iconography of the Huipiles. Folk dances start by 12:00 noon. Los Tejorones from Pinotepa de Don Luis, a very important community of the coast of Oaxaca. Come with your camera. Special thanks to Barbara and Robin Cleaver.

Saturday, February 16, 2019   7:00 to 11:00 pm. Oaxacan Coast Blues concert in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, featuring Lee Oskar & David Rotundo. $300 pesos advance, $350 pesos at the door. See Flyer.

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 at Calle Flamboyant #310 (second floor), Centro, La Crucecita.

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.

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

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