(The dark sand bay)
Bahía Cuastecomate is located on the North West side of Melaque 4km from the Mex200 junction. The dark sand beach is well protected from offshore winds, making it a quiet spot for swimming, snorkeling or sunbathing. Cuastecomate now has the distinction of being the first Disabled-Inclusive town in all of México. The whole village has been transformed to accommodate all disabled persons, with a beautiful Beach Boardwalk for wheelchairs, level paved streets and sidewalks, signs in Braille, disabled accessible toilets, guide dogs, first-aid personnel and other amenities.
There is no local bus service to Cuastecomate, but taxis are available from Barra de Navidad or San Patricio Melaque. Active people often hike over the hill from Melaque for the day. Snacks and drinks may be purchased from Abarrotes Alondra on Calle Cuastecomates No.11. Cel:(315).107.6204. Open daily 8am-9pm.
Cuastecomate is named after the green fruit of the Tecomate Tree which grow in the area. The name literally means "Coastal Tecomate Trees". The fruit is the size of a large grapefruit, but is not eaten. The dried outer shell is used for carving gifts.
• Cuastecomate is pronounced (koh-ah-stay-koh-MAH-tay) •