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.

Where the old loco loco pizza place use to be in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, by the malacone is a new restaurant bar art gallery called Puerta del Sol. live music, Starts Wednesday, January 15 with Marrio Montalbo tribute to Santana and gypsy blues, starts 7:30 please reserve for meals. Thursday and Friday we have Mental breakdown. Start at 9pm good oldies. Saturdays we have Dave Weber Elvis Impersonator Start 7:30 please reserve for Supper. Sunday we have a beach party with Dave Weber oldies Starts at 5:30 open mic and we try to have a band at 8:30- 9pm. Full kitchen serving at 8am for breakfast lunch and supper till 9pm finger food till midnight Starting Monday, January 19, 2015.

Friday, January 16, 7:00 pm. Poetry reading by Lee Gershuny with music by Wendy, "Cricumstances Beyond Our Control". At the Arco Iris on Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

Sunday, January 18. Textile Arts and Crafts in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Shopping and a learning experience Food and drinks for sale. Please see Gina to get your map and directions how to get there.

La Manzanilla Art Walk Sunday, January 25, 2015, 10 am to 3 pm at 15 venues throughout La Manzanilla, Jalisco. 32 artists. Signs and brochures will lead the way to a day of fun at numerous open art studios and venues , the pueblo. Join us in searching out old favorites and new finds. There is sure to be something for everyone! Painting, drawing, print-making, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, jewelry, art glass, mixed-media collage, woodwork, mosaics, photography. BROCHURES: Available in advance at Cafe del Mar, Galeria, Helping Hands Bookstore, Magnolia's, Palapa Joe's. SPONSORS: Magnolia's, Pedro's Tacos, Artisanik, Abarrotes Lydia, La Catalina Natural Language School, La Catalina Educational Foundation, www.visitlamanzanilla.com, www.lamanzanilla.info. VENUE SPONSORS: Caffe del Mar; Figura, Tamarindo #2; Playa Blanca #16; Artis Gallery; Spacifico; Studio 10; Jardin del Ejido; Lora Loca's Corner; Casa Shanti; Palapa Joe's Restaurant; Figaro; Galeria La Manzanilla; Concha Molida #19; Manglares #181; Rufino Tamayo #15.

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.

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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