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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Dancers entertain the crowd at the 2014 Tomzap Party in Melaque, Jalisco. The next party is February 11, 2015.

Missing: Keith Riddiough Last heard from January 24, 2015 in Puerto Angel, planning to travel to Puerto Vallarta. FOUND and okay!

Missing: Miguel Aurelio Zamora Rodriguez since October 27, 2014. Height: 6' 1". Weight: approximately 170-180 lbs. Date of Birth: December 6, 1978. Last known location: La Mission, Bahía de Banderas, Puerto Vallarta

Public Projects Meeting for Barra de Navidad and Melaque, Jalisco area   Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Ejido Conference Room, Guanajuato Street #102 to hear progress reports on current projects and to inform of upcoming projects. See More Info

Fiestas de Chila February 4th to 8th. Marathon, Cycling, Football, soccer, Volleyball. For specific`s times come to the tourist booth in Puerto Escondido.

Sunday, February 8. Blues Under the Moonlight in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. David Rotundo Band and Guest Artist Dave Murphy at Playa Bacocho in fron of the Beach Club in benefit for the Kids at Casa Hogar Nueva Vida 8PM. Tickets 150 pesos. Tables will be available although no reservations (first come, first serve). Come dance to the Blues under the Moonlight. Transportation available starting at 6PM leaving from Casa Babylon. Get your tickets at Villasol hotel or beach club, from Gina in Adoquin, from El Sultan in Rinconada, from Casa Babylon Zicatela, or from Moringa in La Punta.

Fiestas de Chila February 10th to 12th. Cultural Events at the Plaza in Chila 7:00p.m.

Fiestas de Chila Friday, February 13. The Calenda on the streets, Big dolls dancing. Live music and fireworks. 9:00p.m.

Fiestas de Chila Castillo Fireworks. Saturday, February 14. 11:00 p.m. The travel agencies in Puerto Escondido can provide transportation if you need it. Please see Gina for more information.

Fiestas de Chila The ancient sport of Pelota Mixteca. Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15. They will have a tournament two days only, free, 9:00a.m. Please see Gina for more information.

Agricultural Exhibition. Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15 during the day. Music will be provided at night on the 15th. Bandas Big dance 7:00p.m, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

Fishing Tournament in Puerto Angelito, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. The previews dinner is Friday, February 13th. The Tournament is February 14 and 15. Registration is at Puerto Angelito Playa.

Horse races. Saturday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. The name of the location is "50 hectÓreas". More information with Gina at The tourist booth on the Adoquin.

Every Wednesday from November until May in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Cinema On the Beach. Winter time 7PM / summer time 8PM. Titles available through facebook Villasol fan page.

The annual Tomzap Party 2015 will be on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Bigote's in Melaque, Jalisco.

Casa Flor Ground floor studio apartments for rent with kitchens, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, cable TV in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco.

Casa Lien is a 2-bedroom home for sale near the beach in Cuastecomates, Jalisco.

Casa Alegria is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath home for sale with swimming pool, gymnasium, and garage, in Playa de Coco, Jalisco.

Gina can make arrangements for your wedding in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

3 Lots for Sale Located on Hwy 175 at the turnoff to La Mina, just north of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca. Ocean views. Owner will build to suit.

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