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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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 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.
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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Annual Fiestas de Noviembre in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

Thursday, May 2, 2019   7:00 pm. Alborada Costeña, Dawn Night. Live music band kids and midgets in San Pedro Mixtepec, Oaxaca.

May 3 & 4, 2019   7:00 pm. Fandango Costeño Folk Dances and live music. Fifth Anniversary. Traditional dances at Agencia Municipal (City Hall) in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, will start with a Calenda coming down from the Mercado Benito Juarez. The Calenda is a nice way to invite all the people to come and enjoy the Fandango Fiesta at 6:30 pm. Be at City Hall by 7:00 pm. More information with Gina at the tourist booth in front of Hotel Rocamar. See flyer.

Sunday, May 5, 2019   Battle with France in 1862. A long weekend holiday. I do not think we will have a parade in Puerto Escondido. We call this date a Puente. Monday schools and banks will be closed.

Friday, May 10, 2019   Mother's Day in Mexico. Restaurants will have special menus or live music.

A Personal Perspective on Branding Mezcal from Oaxaca, new article by Alvin Starkman.

Alcoholics Anonymous The location for AA meetings in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, has moved to Dan's Cafe Delux in Zicatela on Calle Las Palmas, Sta. Mario. English-speaking AA meetings are held Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 6:00 pm.

Alcoholics Anonymous The English-speaking AA group in Huatulco, Oaxaca, has changed its meeting days to Wednesday and Saturday 7:15pm to 8:15pm and Thursdays at 11:30am at Calle Flamboyant #310 (second floor), Centro, La Crucecita. The Spanish-speaking group meets at the same location daily 8:30pm to 10:00pm.

Gina has a new tour for those who want to learn about Puerto Escondido's customs, history, markets, and religions, now with less walking. The group meets at the main market and enjoy a typical breakfast with delicious Oaxacan hot chocolate. Then stroll through the market learning about the unique fruits, vegetables, chiles, typical clothings and folk art. The tour lasts two hours and requires a pre-paid reservation, $400 pesos. The tour may be conducted any day of the week.

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