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Barra de Navidad
Boca de Iguanas, Jalisco
Careyes, Jalisco
Colimilla, Jalisco
Cuastecomates, Jalisco
Playa Cuastecomatito
La Huerta, Jalisco
Jaluco, Jalisco
La Manzanilla, Jalisco
Melaque, Jalisco
Playa Tecuán, Jalisco
Tenacatita, Jalisco
Yelapa, Jalisco

The state of Jalisco covers an area of 30,910 square miles and is a leading producer of maize, beans, and livestock. Guadalajara, the capital city, is located in the center of the state and most of the population is in the central and northeastern regions. In other parts of the state, the terrain is more rugged. The active volcano, Volcán de Fuego, is in the southern part of the state near the northern border of the state of Colima.

  The coast of Jalisco is at a latitude of 20°N, comparable to Jamaica and Hawaii. Temperatures are comfortably warm during most of the year becoming hot and humid in the months of July and August. The rainy season runs from June to October. This doesn't mean it will be raining all the time, just that it CAN rain. Usually, it just rains every 3 or 4 days, a gentle rainshower in the late afternoon or evening. The first rains turn the brown dry-season forest to green. Rainy season is also hurricane season so keep an eye on the weather.

Barra de Navidad
Barra de Navidad [BAH·rrrah   day   nah·vee·DOD], Jalisco [hah·LEASE·coe] is a quiet little town situated on a sandbar with a large bay on one side and a lagoon on the other. Features include numerous shops and restaurants, pedestrian areas, bus terminal, and accommodations ranging from inexpensive to luxurious.
Boca de Iguanas
Boca de Iguanas is a tiny beachfront community on Tenacatita Bay. Its wide, flat beach is perfect for children. Facilities include two restaurants, two RV parks, a budget hotel, and an upscale home with guest suites. Km 21.
Careyes is the home of upscale beachfront resorts such as Club Med and Hotel Bel-Air. Km 53.
Cihuatlán is located on highway 200 at the eastern border of Jalisco. It is a business center for nearby Barra de Navidad and Melaque.
Cuastecomates is a tiny village in it's own small bay just west of Melaque. It features a number of beach restaurants and one beautiful hotel.
Jaluco is a small town on highway 200 just north of Barra de Navidad. There is not much here for the tourist but some of the restaurants are popular with locals.
La Manzanilla  
La Manzanilla is a small community located on a gently sloping beach with gentle surf. There are a couple of budget hotels in town and a nice villa, house, and bungalows on the edge of town. Km 13.
Melaque is a bustling center with many businesses located 2 miles northwest of Barra de Navidad. There are numerous hotels and an RV park along its lengthy beach.
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a well-known tourist destination at the northwest end of the Jalisco coastline. Information on Puerto Vallarta is available from many sources so it is not covered here. However, I do have a Puerto Vallarta Visitors' Comments section.
Playa Tecuán is not a community but is the site of the Hotel Tecuán which is closed. The surf is somewhat rougher here but is good for surfing. The beach and lagoon are good for bird-watching, fishing and hiking. Km 33.
Tenacatita has a beautiful, gently-sloping beach with gentle surf and is a good site for snorkeling off the beach. There are numerous restaurants along the beach and a few hotels.

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