www.enjoymexico.net MEXICO TRAVEL, TOURS, HOTEL & VACATION GUIDE MEXICO TRAVEL, TOURS, HOTEL & VACATION GUIDE
Mexico Tours Mexico Hotels Mexico Nature Adventure Travel
Mexico
Mexico Travel Information Mexico Pictures


COAST

OAXACA

MEXICO

Enjoy Mexico Travel
Home Page
Site Map
Mexico Vacation
CANCUN
Cozumel
Playa del Carmen
CHIHUAHUA
Barranca del Cobre
PUERTO VALLARTA
Guadalajara
MEXICO CITY
ACAPULCO
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
DURANGO
ZACATECAS
BAJA CALIFORNIA
NORTE

Tijuana
BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR
La Paz
Los Cabos
MONTERREY
OAXACA
VERACRUZ
Xalapa
GUANAJUATO
MANZANILLO
MERIDA
Chichen Itza
PUEBLA
QUERETARO
MORELIA
Patzcuaro
CUERNAVACA
Tepoztlan
NUEVO VALLARTA
PACHUCA
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ
Palenque
San Cristobal de
las Casas

VILLAHERMOSA
Mexico Pictures

ENJOY MEXICO
SITE CREDITS
TERMS & CONDITIONS OUR OFFICES CONTACT US


OAXACA

COAST

Oaxaca Pictures Coast -Puerto Escondido: it is the main tourist centre of Oaxaca (the state has more than 450 kilometres of beaches washed by the Pacific); however, it still keeps the features of a fishermen's town, peaceful and quiet, in which one can enjoy with total ease the calmness of the sand and the sea.
The old town is on a small hillock before the bay, whilst the tourist zone stretches from the Principal Beach (visitors can rent motorboats and practice aquatic sports) up to Marinero Beach (of shallow waters and calmed surf, thus being one of the beaches of choice to swim and scuba dive).
Other beaches of interest are Puerto Angelito, very well attended and splendid for the practice of snorkelling and scuba diving due to its wonderful submarine landscape; Bacocho, extensive and surrounded by profuse vegetation, Carrizalillo, of calmed and pristine waters; and Zicatela, of troubled surf that can reach heights of up to 6 metres in occasions, being one of the favourite for the practice of surfing.
Puerto Escondido offers travellers a varied offer of tourist services. Most of the lodges are fairly close to the beaches, being very pleasant and comfortable. There are also restaurants of great quality that prepare marine delicatessens and varied dishes of international cuisine.
There is a pedestrian boulevard bordering the zone of beaches, which is very much walked and agitated, where you can find a great number of handicraft products. It is worth of visiting.
This beach paradise is located at 312 kilometres from the City of Oaxaca. Federal Highway 190 is the main access road.

SPANISH VERSION
OAXACA - MEXICO TRAVEL AND TOURS
Oaxaca Travel
Attractions in Oaxaca
  • Handicrafts
  • Archaeology
  • Oaxaca's coast
  • Lodging in
    Oaxaca
    Gastronomy in Oaxaca
    Restaurants in Oaxaca
    Climate in Oaxaca
    How To Get To Oaxaca
    Transport in Oaxaca
    Hospitals and Clinics in Oaxaca
    Museums in Oaxaca
    Useful Information of Oaxaca
    -Puerto Angel: it is a beach zone of nostalgic airs and far from the noise of the large tourist compounds. In old times it was known as Angel Bay but its name changed in 1868, when it turned into a free port to export wood and coffee.
    The port did not fully developed, especially due to its farness from the large cities; so the zone remained anchored in time for this reason. Years later travellers discovered its welcoming beaches of fine sands and clear waters, becoming a spot of tourist interest, though without excessively changing its bucolic countenance as a fishermen's town.
    The most attended beach is The Pantheon, and in spite of its rather gloomy name, it is a beautiful corner of the Pacific with mangroves, fine sand and clear waters that invite to discover its depths. It is suitable for green bathers due to its calmed surf. It has a basic tourist infrastructure.
    Another place to take into account is Zipolite Beach, 5 kilometres away from the town, which lures visitors with its fine sand and unsettled surf, which allows the practice of aquatic sports. Travellers will also find a basic tourist infrastructure in here.
    Puerto Angel is situated at 230 kilometres of the State capital, being the closest beach destination to Oaxaca; the main access road is Federal Highway 190.

    Bays of Huatulco: it is an ambitious tourist project driven by the federal government since 1983, on a coastal strip 35 kilometres long integrated by 9 bays, being the main ones those of Santa Cruz and Tangolunda. The purpose of the project is to have up to 30000 lodging rooms, but that number has not yet been achieved. However, there are all ready world class hotels and restaurants, an international airport, discotheques and nightclubs, a golf course and a most variegated handicraft market.
    • Bay of Santa Cruz: it is one of the most attended in Huatulco with an extension of 525 metres. It is formed by three beaches of lukewarm waters: La Entrega, with a landscape of lower forest, it is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving, amongst other aquatic sports; Yerbabuena, of white sand and emerald waters; and Santa Cruz, which is the most attended one, where you can practice scuba diving and snorkelling at 100 metres offshore, in order to appreciate coral reefs and a varied marine fauna (balloon and trumpet fishes, amongst others). Immersions take you at depths of 2 to 6 metres.

    • Bay of Tangolunda: it is the one having the largest tourist infrastructure; lavish hotels, shopping malls and even a golf course configure its bright urban panorama; although, beyond its cosmopolitan atmosphere, its main charms are the beaches of Ventura, perfect for the practice of snorkelling, sailing and kayaking; Manzanillo, of calmed waters of emerald colour; Tornillo, of tempting white sands; Tangolunda, where you can practice aquatic sports; and Rincon Sabroso, which presents a moderate surf.
    It is located at 282 kilometres of the state capital.

    -Lagoons of Chacahua National Park: its 14187 hectares are the habitat of a great variety of flora and fauna species that configure a bastion of ecology and biodiversity.
    This park created in 1937 is formed by a series of three lagoons (La Pastorķa, Chacahua and Las Salinas), which occupy 24 percent of the protected area; besides, it presents marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
    Scientists have determined that there are 246 flora species (with the mangroves standing out) and 189 fauna species (4 amphibious, 26 reptiles, 137 birds and 22 mammals) in this natural paradise, a diversity that has turned it into an area attracting investigators and travellers from all over the world.
    There are 34 fauna species that are worth of especial attention, amongst them the sea turtles, such as the carey (Eretmochelys imbricata), the leatherback (Dermochelys coriaceae) and the gulf turtle (Lepidochelys olivaceae), the green iguana (Iguana iguana) and the American crocodile (Crocrodylus acutus), stand out.
    Regarding the sea turtles, they arrive to the beaches in the park to lay their eggs, becoming a great natural spectacle. There are also breeding pools for crocodiles and an exhibition of iguanas.
    The park is at 60 kilometres of Puerto Escondido. The best way to visit it is arriving in the Town of Zapotalito, where it is possible to find motorboats that go across the lagoons.

    ISO 9001 : 2000
    CERTIFIED
    Travel Consulting, Tourist Operation Management
    &
    Electronic Air Tickets Distribution






    Our Travel and Tourism Sites in Latin America

    ARGENTINA Travel
    & Tours
    PATAGONIA
    Travel & Tours
    PERU Travel
    & Tours
    CHILE
    Travel & Tours
    ECUADOR & GALAPAGOS
    Travel & Tours
    BOLIVIA
    Travel & Tours
    BRAZIL
    Travel & Tours
    COSTA RICA
    Travel & Tours


    MEXICO - TRAVEL to MEXICO - VACATION in MEXICO - TOURS & HOTEL in Cancun, Chihuahua, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Cozumel


    Site Map / Contact Webmasters / Travel Agents Only
    Resources

    Last Update: © ENJOY CORPORATION S.A. All Rights Reserved.
    MEXICO - TRAVEL to MEXICO