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

A panel of international judges awarded the designation of The Best Coffee In Mexico to Finca Las Nieves, winnder of the 2023 Cup of Excellence Mexico. Finca Las Nieves is a 1,000-acre coffee farm located near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, at an elevation of 4000 feet.

PELOTA MIXTECA February 11 & 12, 9:00 a.m. in Chila, Oaxaca. Traditional Ball game Indigenous sport from The Mixttec Oaxacan people.

Folkloric Dancing Cultural event February 11 & 12, 20:30 p.m. In Chila, Oaxaca, city hall

SHORE FISHING February 12, 7:00 a.m. at Agua Dulce Beach, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

FIREWORKS ESPECTACULAR February 14 in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. DAY OF SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR, VALENTINES DAY cultural event at 9:00 p.m. Then stay until 12:00 p.m. for fireworks. See Gina at the tourist booth for transportation.

SPECIAL FOOD February 15, 2:00 p.m. in the church area in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. (free to the guest and people) All welcome.

Rodeo / Jaripeo February 15, 8:00 p.m. Ask for the Lienzo Charro area in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. entrance fee $$

Dancing February 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Puerto Escondido City hall / Agencia Municipal Schools will dance.

PALENQUE / Cock fighting February 17, 8:00 p.m. Los Hermanos Aragon area in Chila, Oaxaca.

EXPO Farm Agricultural Show February 18, 10:00 a.m. at Barrio Las Flores in Chila, Oaxaca.

Palenque and Rodeo February 18, 6:30 p.m. Cock Fight and Jaripeo Rodeo in Chila, Oaxaca.

Chess tournament February 19, 11:00 a.m. Torneo Ajedrez at the City hall in Chila, Oaxaca.

Exhibition Dancing Horses February 19, 2:30 p.m. at Barrio Las Flores, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

Horse Race February 25, 10:00 a.m. at Area the 42 hectáreas. More information with Gina at The tourist booth on the Adoquin.

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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