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Costalegre, Jalisco - Mexico
Sometimes called 'Costa Alegre'
 
 

The stretch of coastline located between  Costa Majahuas and Cihuatlán is the Costalegre or “happy coast.” Others describe the Costalegre as the area between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. Either way it is still "the happy coast".

This ecologically protected region of Jalisco is now a popular tourist destination due to its great beaches. Spanning 150 kilometers, Costalegre consists of a number of beautiful beaches such as Majahuas, Playa Perula, Chamela,  Careyes, El Tecuan, Tenacatita, Boca de Iguanas, La Manzanilla, El Tamarindo, Cuastecomate, Melaque and Barra de Navidad. A wide range of accommodations are available, from simple hotels to luxury resorts.

The first recorded contact with outsiders was a military party led by Francisco Cortes, cousin to Hernan Cortes, the famous conqueror of Mexico. In 1524 Cortes led a party from Colima north through Autlan as far as Tepic, returning the next year down the coast to the Bay of Banderas

 

 
 

This Costalegre site is designed to be for easy reading and an introduction to the area.  Things listed here will only be activities, community organizations, trip reports along with a few photos.  There are enough hotel and restaurant listings on the popular sites listed below. There are also real-estate sites too many to list.

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