From Acapulco to Zihuatanejo!

  • 1 February 2003
  • USA

Take one impressive coastline, colorful sunsets, dozens of pristine beaches, a tropical climate, an exotic location and throw in a dash of festive mariachis, shake well and bake under a warm sun and you have the ingredients for a spicy Mexican vacation.

Lonely Planet’s first edition of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, by travel writers Danny Palmerlee and Sandra Bao, covers the Mexican Riviera Lonely Planet style. With detailed coverage of mega beach resort cities and charming coastal villages as well as inland areas such Guadalajara and Oaxaca, this book will appeal to everyone who makes the journey to this glorious region of Mexico.


‘With miles of beautiful shoreline, lush jungles, quaint towns, fantastic shopping, exciting nightlife, world-class dining, and most importantly, wonderful locals, the Pacific coast of Mexico is often referred to as magical,’ said Vicki Skinner, president, Doin’ it Right a travel agency specializing in trips to Puerto Vallarta. ‘Up and down the coast, visitors have numerous lodging, dining and activity options. No wonder it’s one of the top tourist destinations in the world.’


‘Beautiful, secluded beaches abound all along the Pacific coast of Mexico; just drive down any promising stretch of dirt road and you may find a sandy private paradise! But don’t actually drive on the sand, you may get trapped like we did! Remember to shake out your shoes in the morning…we found a baby scorpion napping on our sandals! Nature is there all around you for you to enjoy!’


Mexico’s Pacific Coast features:



  • Detailed information about beaches, lodging, restaurants and activities
  • The best spots to surf, scuba dive, snorkel, fish, and hike
  • Tips for finding whales, turtles, dolphins and tropical birds
  • Chapters on Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa, Jalisco Coast, Guadalajara, Michoacan Coast, Acapulco, and Oaxaca
  • 43 detailed maps


Whether you’re a family in search of an escape, a couple seeking romance at every turn, or friends looking for a wild weekend getaway, the Pacific coast of Mexico truly has something for everyone.


For more information contact:
Cindy Cohen, cindyc@lonelyplanet.com or Frank Ruiz, frankr@lonelyplanet.com