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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A gravesite decorated for the Day Of the Dead in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

December Events in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

    December 1, 2021:   Mazunte Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga will be open. Requires reservation of entrance 11 a.m., 12 noon and 14:00 p.m. Reservation on phone number (Miercoles a Domingo) Reservations 55544497000 ext 19007 y 19008.

    Museo Tututepec (Melchoro Ocampo) Museo Mixteco. 2 hours from Puerto Escondido> Will open with protocolo. Hours 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m

    Museo Chatino Santos Reyes Nopala. protocolo vs covid. Friday and Saturday from 10 to 1:00 p.m

    Religious Cultural Celebrations

    December 8, 2021   Due to Covid in 2019 we did not celebrate the Virgen of JUQUILA. This year in 2021 there will be some small active celebration mass in Our Different Churches in Puerto. The hours are 7:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m. Some groups walkers, bikers going and comming back from Juquila.

    Market Benito Juarez. Mass at 6:00 a.m inside the mercado Benito Juarez where the Vigen of Juquila is located.

    11 December Mercado Benito Juarez convite 5:00 p.m Fiesta . December 12, 2021   Market Benito Juarez. Mass 6:30 a.m

    Market Zicatela (Virgen de Guadalupe) Mass at 6:00 p.m. Dance. Dia Of The Virgen de Guadalupe.

    December 8,9, & 10, 2021   Surfing. Come see Gina to get directions how to get there. Out of Puerto 30 minutes each way .. Colotepec / new land.

    December 16, 2021   Posadas when Mexican people make a Piñata to have a fiesta for the Welcoming Navidad before baby Jesus was born. Relate to the catholic church / But Piñatas are part of our special events Birthdays and fun get together. December 24, 2021   Christmas in Mexico. special dinner / many restaurants will offer special menus and all will have the protocol vs Covid.

    December 31, 2021   Get together in front Hotel Santa Fe. The farewell/ bye bye to the last sunset of the year. Always surprise music cooperation. 4:45 p.m.

    More Information with Gina at The Tourist booth in front of the Hotel Rocamar. Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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