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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Casa Linda is a 4-apartment oceanview villa for sale in La Manzanilla, Jalisco. More Real Estate

Casa Linda is a villa for sale in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, with 4 apartments with kitchen and bathrooms. Ocean view, pool, laundry, air-conditioned, established income.

February Events in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

  • February 11, 12, and 13:   6:00 pm. Carnival Puerto Escondido. Information will be available at the tourist booth or at the Agencia Municipal.
  • February 9, 10, 11, 12:   7:00 pm. Fiestas de Chila. Cultural events.
  • February 11, 12, 13:   7:00 am. Fishing Tournament - Marlin. At Puerto Angelito.
  • Saturday, February 13:   9:00 am. Pelota Mixteca. Area Deportiva>. Agricultural and Art Craft at 1:00 pm. Music at night, Best singers 8:00 pm.
  • Sunday February 14:   9:00 am. Peolota Mixteca. Area Deportiva. Agricultural exhibition and Art and Crafts at 9:00 am. Cultural Event and Fire Works (This year they are Donated by a Politician) 8:00 pm but always late. Come get a reservation to be driven by a travel agency. Taxis also available.
  • Monday, February 15: 1:00 pm. Free Food (communitarian share).
  • Tuesday, February 16:   5:00 pm. Rodeo.
  • Wednesday, February 17:   7:00 pm. Brass band event.
  • Saturday, February 20:   1:00 pm. Horse race. The location is called 42 Hectares. Take a taxi in Chila.
  • Sunday, February 21:   4:00 pm. Moto Cross. At the area called Campo Cruz Azúl.

  • Sunday, February 27:   6:00 pm. Rodeo and Dance, free. Concert Blues with Cause at the Hotel Villa Sol Beach Club Pez Gallo. Tickets available from Gina at the Tourist Booth, $200 pesos donation.

I have a report that the notorious Dave Crews aka David Keith May is moving into the home of [name removed by request] in Costa Cumana January 15 2016. Costa Cumana is located 6 miles SE of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Mr. Crews has reportedly been involved in pedophilia, extrortion, falsifying documents, and fraud and is considered by some to be a dangerous person.

I'm starting a Best of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca page and I need your help submitting entries for the best (and the worst) of Puerto Angel.

The Story of Con Man, Mike Renard A story of betrayal in Southern Mexico ending in Puerto Escondido, by Andrew Licciardello.

Casa Alegria is a 4-bedroom beach house for sale on Playa Cocos near Barra de Navidad, Jalisco. Price reduced to $568,000.

Movie on the Beach every Wednesday at 7:00pm in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, at Playa Bacocho at the Beach Club Villa Sol. The movie is free; food and drinks available for a fee.

For more information on events in Puerto Escondido, contact Gina at the tourist information booth on the Adoquín in front of Hotel Rocamar.

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

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