The white sand beaches and clear waters of Oaxaca’s Pacific coast are the perfect setting for a fun day at the beach. Oaxaca’s Coral Beach is one of the best examples of this, with its sandy shores and clear waters providing a tranquil spot for swimming, surfing or just relaxing in a hammock.
What to do in Coral Beach in Oaxaca?
Oaxaca’s Coral Beach is an ecological marvel, but it wasn’t always so. Before it was designated a protected area by the Mexican government in 1994, the beach was littered with trash and debris. The tide washed these items onto this stretch of coastline every day, leaving it clogged with debris.
Oaxaca’s Coral Beach was once one of many beaches along Mexico’s Pacific coast suffering from pollution due to overfishing and destructive fishing methods such as dynamite fishing (also known as blast fishing). Overfishing caused the population of many fish species on Mexico’s Pacific coast to decline, while dynamite fishing destroys coral reefs by killing other animals, such as crabs and lobsters, while damaging the reef itself.
Hotels and Apartments near Coral Beach
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The Oaxacan coast is a great place to visit in summer. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving in its clear waters and white sandy beaches. If you are not into water sports, don’t worry, there are many other activities available. From hiking in the mountains and exploring archaeological sites to enjoying traditional musical performances in the evening.
Cheap Flights to Oaxaca, Coral Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico
The Weather at Coral Beach in Oaxaca
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Coral Beach Webcam in Oaxaca
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Where is and how to get to Coral Beach in Oaxaca?
To get there, take a bus from downtown Oaxaca or even from Puerto Escondido down highway 200 to San Francisco del Mar. From there, take a cab or walk (about 30 minutes) south on an unpaved road until you reach Coral Beach.