COSTALEGRE ATTRACTIONS  (Things to see & do)


The Ocean Beaches, Sunsets and the Weather are the prime attractions in Costalegre, along with Mexican Culture & Cuisine and the many 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 Punta Pérula. (a natural habitat for nesting boobies).

Turtle Breeding at Playa Teopa - Restricted escorted visits only!  Late summer and early fall.

Turtle launchings at San Patricio Melaque.

UNAM Biology Center & Biosphere Reserve (12,000 Hectares).  More than 350 species of Birds and Mammals and 1,100 species of plants.

Chamela - Huge flocks of migrating sea birds on islands in bay.  February & March.

International Marlin & Sailfish Tournaments - January, May, June & September.

Rodeo in La Manzanilla - early February.

Carnival is a yearly event in Mexico and Barra de Navidad celebrates with gusto each February.  2018 marks the 30 anniversay.  Five days of events which normally end on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (date changes yearly).  There are opening ceremonies, parades, music in the streets, International dance night, Foreign Queen contest and the Miss Costalegre Pageant. The main venue for Carnival Costalegre is held at the Fidel Kosonoy Celedon sports field in Barra de Navidad.

Laguna Manzanilla - Federally protected ecological zone and natural wintering bird esturay.

Fiesta del Torros - Melaque - rodeo & fireworks. Early March.

Volcán de Fuego - Colima side trip.

Laguna de 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 - La Manzanilla, Saturday - Santiago, Sunday - Day Off.

Circo - 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 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 Obregón and the Mex 200 highway.


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