Top things to do in Michoacán Coast

Beach in Michoacán Coast

Playa Maruata

With clear turquoise waters and golden sandy beaches, Playa Maruata is the most beautiful beach in Michoacán. The Nahua fishing village has a bit of a hippie reputation, attracting beach bums from all over. It’s a t…
Beach in Michoacán Coast

Playa Colola

An estimated 70 per cent of the world’s population of green sea turtles, along with olive ridley and leatherback turtles, lay their eggs on the long flat sands of Playa Colola, a Ramsar site. And you can see why. He…
Wildlife Reserve in Michoacán Coast

Campamento Tortuguero Playa de Colola

Protecting one of the world's most important nesting grounds for the green turtle, this center looks after the eggs of three turtle species and releases hatchlings. For M$40 visitors can accompany local and internat…
Beach in Michoacán Coast

Playa La Ticla

A renowned surfing destination, Playa La Ticla is about 2.5km off the main highway. It can feel like a dusty, down-at-heel town, but it's famous for its brilliant, long, left point break. The long beach is divided b…
Beach in Michoacán Coast

Playa Las Brisas

The cliff-hugging road south of San Juan de Alima climbs above the coast, offering gorgeous views of desolate sandy beaches below. The tiny white strand of Las Brisas is accented by just a few palapa restaurants and…
International in Barra de Nexpa


One of several palapas lining the beach, family-run Chicho’s is a great choice for meals thanks to gargantuan breakfast smoothies, pancakes, solid plates of shrimp and burgers, and inspiring views of wave-riding sur…
Mexican in Michoacán Coast

Cabaña de Vicky

For fine home cooking, head several blocks inland to Cabaña de Vicky, where daily specials are accompanied by good salsa and fresh tortillas made with blue corn from Vicky’s own backyard.