Notes on
Internet Access in Mexico

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Internet Service in Liberty Hill/Leander, Texas
Telephone Calls
México Electrónico (essay)
Barra de Navidad, Jalisco
Huatulco, Oaxaca
Manzanillo, Colima
Melaque, Jalisco
Puerto Angel, Oaxaca
Puerto Escondido, Oax.
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When The Pacific Coast of Mexico website was started in 1994, Mexico did have an internet network but only the universities had access. That is because the network was built with educational pesos and therefore it was not legal to use the network for private purposes. In the next few years this did change and Mexico launched an effort to bring the internet to its citizens. As internet cafés began to appear, this page was started to help list them for the areas that covers. At the present time, Mexico's internet network is well-developed and the tourist will have little trouble finding a way to connect. Most hotels have wireless internet service for their customers and there are internet cafés everywhere.

January 2003. The number of internet cafes has increased dramatically. In the last year I have seen an increase in email correspondence from Mexico and I now have a number of Mexican advertisers.

March 2001. President Vicente Fox has launched a $400 million, 6-year program called E-Mexico with the goal to make the internet available for every one of the country's 97 million citizens.

Free Internet In Mexico

March 6, 2000   At least two companies now offer free Internet Service in Mexico, Terra and Tutopia. Neither provides service yet in Oaxaca or Puerto Escondido. Nevertheless, the free Internet service has begun in Mexico, and it is worth keeping an eye out for.

Terra Networks is a unit of Spanish telecoms group Telefonica (TEF.MC)

Tutopia is currently offering its free access service in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Bogotá, México D.F, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Toluca, Santiago de Chile, San Salvador and Guatemala City. If you are not currently in one of these cities, don't worry. If they are not in your city, they ask you to register now and they will notify you via e-mail.

Public Internet in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco

Mango Bay is a coffee shop with internet connection. Alice's Restaurant on Av. Lopez de Lagazpi provides free internet access and serves pizzas, hamburgers, etc.

Public Internet in Huatulco, Oaxaca

There are several in Huatulco now. Here are a couple of them:

PC-Internet coffee house. Plaza Galerias, near La Fuente supermarket. PCs MX$30/hr (2/01), free coffee.

Chocco-Late Internet Café is located in the Hotel Misión de los Arcos, Gardenia #902, next to Hotel Flamboyant.

Internet Node in Huatulco, Oaxaca

As of August 1998, Huatulco, Oaxaca, has an internet service provider.

Public Internet in Manzanillo, Colima

Juanito's Cybercafé has internet, phone and fax services in Manzanillo, Colima. Located at Km.14 on Hwy 200. Open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Phone (333) 3-1388; FAX (333) 3-2019. Email:

Public Internet in Melaque, Jalisco

Ciber@Net Computer Center has internet and computer services in Melaque, Jalisco. Located at Gómez Farias #27-A local 10. Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30-14:30 and 16:00-20:00. Phone (335) 559-19, (335) 553-43. E-mail:

Public Email in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

There are numerous internet cafes in Puerto Escondido. They charge about US$1 per hour, but connections can be slow (1/03).

There is a place called Graficom located at 302 Avenue Perez Gasga which is the same street as the pedestrian-only zone but west of that area and up the hill on the curve. [map 42K] It is on the south side of the street, painted a bright blue with images in yellow of computers and a sign that says "Internet Service". They offer internet connection and email services for the public. They also offer fax, telephone, printing and graphics services. Snacks, air-conditioned. The telephone number is (958) 21853, (958) 21313.

Internet Cafes in Zipolite, Oaxaca

Zipolite, Oaxaca, has two internet cafes, Casa del Sol and Zipolnet, owned by Emir Villanueva,,

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