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.

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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014. Virgen de la Soledad. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Fireworks. Check with Gina the hour and location. Boat procession the same day at 3:30 p.m at the Embarcadero playa is a free ride but is ok to talk to a captain of boat a head. make a reservation.

Beginning Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Posadas with Piñatas and food. Check for special menus in different restaurants for Christmas.

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.

Fly-in at the Puerto Escondido Airport November 27-30 sponsored by the Asociación de Pilotos Privados, A. C. On Friday, November 28, instructors will offer courses for license renewal. On Saturday, November 29, there will be a dinner at 8:00 pm at the Hotel Posada Real. Tickets can be purchased at the hotel desk.

Hostal Casa Blanca is an economical bed & breakfast located a block and a half from the main square in Comala, Colima.

A Waterfront Canal Home 3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, is for sale. Satellite TV, air-conditioned, alarm system, pool, boat dock, priced to sell.

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

. . . always something new in the Visitors' Comments

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