Sunsets and the Weather are the prime attractions in
with Mexican Culture & Cuisine and the various Ecological areas.
Aquatic Life in
the sea is also a major draw (tropical & sports fish,
whales, turtles, dolphins).
Isla de Los
Pajaros (bird island) - offshore from Costa Careyes.
(a natural habitat for nesting boobies).
at Playa Teopa - Restricted escorted visits only!
Late summer and early fall.
at San Patricio - Melaque
Center & Biosphere Reserve - 30,000 acres. More than
350 species of Birds and Mammals and 1,100 species of
Chamela - Huge
flocks of migrating sea birds on islands in bay.
February & March.
Marlin & Sailfish Tournaments - January, May & June,
Rodeo in La
Manzanilla - early February.
Costalegre in Barra de Navidad - 5 days of events.
Ends on Tuesday before ash Wednesday.
(date changes yearly - late Feb or early March).
Manzanilla - Federally protected ecological zone and
natural wintering bird esturay.
Torros - Melaque - rodeo & fireworks. Early March.
Volcán de Fuego
- Colima side trip.
Tenacatita - estuary tours.
Tiangis - Flea Market:
There is a traveling market, which moves from town to
town, selling mainly household items and clothes for the
locals. But, there are many crafts, Pottery,
Jewelry etc. which have high appeal with tourists for
gift purchases. If you miss it in one town you can
catch it in another.
Monday - Manzanillo, Tuesday - Cihuatlan, Wednesday -
Melaque, Thursday - Barra de Navidad,
Friday - Day Off, Saturday - Santiago, Sunday - Salahua
- Circus: Traveling circuses occasionally
visit the Costalegre area mainly to entertain local
children, but are always a fun venue for all ages.
They have a few animals like camels, hippos, monkeys,
midget horses etc, as well as high wire and comedy acts.
Seating is arranged in the circus tent around a large
center ring. Entrance tickets are purchased from a
little window outside with the cheapest tickets in the
bleachers around the back edge and medium priced tickets
($50 Pesos) for a middle row of seats around the ring.
The seats right at ringside are the most expensive.
Popcorn, candy, pop and snacks are available from small
concession stands. This particular circus was set
up in San Patricio on Calle Alvaro Obregon and the Mex