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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Textile work in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Missing Person: Michael Hauke   Last seen: Friday, February 16, 2017 in Zipolite, Oaxaca.

The Visitors Comments software has been updated in an attempt to fix the problem of image files being corrupted. Unfortunately this has resulted in loss of the ability to post to the Visitors Comments or to send personal messages to other participants. We are working on the problem.

February 3-24, 2017. Art Exhibition of artists Robert Cenedella and Jeff Tocci, Porfirio Diaz #413, Oaxaca, Mexico. More information.

February 23 to 25. Carnival in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. On February 23 at 7:00 pm the King and Queen are crowned at City Hall. On February 24 at 6:00 pm there is a Parade with groups from Veracruz and cars starting on Zicatela and ending on the Rinconada.

February 1 to 26. Fiestas de Bajos de Chila in Chila, Oaxaca, near Puerto Escondido. February 1 to 8 will be soccer, valley ball, bicycling, and foot races. Check with Gina at the tourist booth in Puerto Escondido. February 4 at 8:00 pm is the election of the Queen at City Hall. February 6 at 9:00 am registration for the chess game. February 7 at 3:00 pm is a marathon race downtown. February 8 at 8:00 pm a cultural event near the church. February 10 at 7:00 pm is a singing contest near the church. February 11 and 12 at 10:00 am is Pelota Mixteca, a ball game unique to the state of Oaxaca. Ask Gina for more information. February 12 at 10:00 am is a livestock expo. February 14 at 11:00 pm fireworks. February 16 rodeo. February 19 horse races. February 26 is a big rodeo closing the event.

Blues on the Beach - Huatulco February 09 event. See flyer.

Sunday, February 19, 2017   from 10 am to 6 pm, at the Circulo Gastronómico Oaxaqueño 5 de Mayo 306, corner Curtidoria, Antiguo Barrio de Jalatlaco, in the City of Oaxaca. A few blocks from Santo Domingo and ADO bus station. Gastronomy, Talks, Textiles, Traditions, Music, Market, lottery, Photography, Crafts, Exhibitions and more Italian Culture.

For more information on Puerto Escondido events see Gina at the Tourist Booth in front Hotel Rocamar.

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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