Welcome to Michoacán Coast
Highway 200 hugs the shoreline most of the way along the 250km coastline of Michoacán, one of Mexico’s most beautiful states. This is one of the nation's most memorable drives: the route passes dozens of untouched beaches, and some with wide expanses of golden sand, some tucked into tiny rocky coves, some at river mouths where quiet estuaries harbor multitudes of birds. Several have gentle waves that are good for swimming; others have big breakers suitable for surfing. Many beaches are uninhabited, but some shelter communities, many of which are largely indigenous. Mango, coconut and banana plantations line the highway; the green peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur form a lush backdrop inland. Signs along Hwy 200 mark the turnoffs for most beaches of interest, including Ixtapilla (Km 180), La Manzanillera (Km 174), Motín de Oro (Km 167), Zapote de Tizupán (Km 103), Pichilinguillo (Km 95) and Huahua (Km 84).