Puerto Ángel

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Escondido, Oaxaca Puerto Escondido . Despite tourism development since the 1960s, the town is still mostly a fishing village, located on a small bay surrounded by rocky hills that lead into the Sierra Madre del Sur.

playa_mexico_ficha.php?id_rubrique 218 title Puerto Angel Oaxaca publisher Playas de Mexico location Mexico language Spanish accessdate December 28, 2009 It was founded in the mid 19th century as a port for the region’s coffee and lumber industries but since then other means of shipping these products has replaced it.

Whipperman publisher Moon Handbooks Oaxaca accessdate December 28, 2009 History The community was founded in the 1850s when, through the efforts of Benito Juárez, the government built a wharf. At that time, this was a very isolated part of the country and the port was designed to help the area develop its coffee and lumber industries, by giving it a means to ship these products to other parts of the country. The port reached its height by 1870, when it was the busiest port


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to the north. Gradually, small hotels were built to accommodate tourists. Hurricane Pauline made landfall at Puerto Angel on 8 October 1997. Damage to this town and many other coastal areas of Oaxaca was extensive. ref name "tcr">

; The pier that was initially built in the 19th century was refurbished in 1999; however, it is too high to accommodate the fishing boats that use the harbor.

, 2008 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20080922225352 http: www.nhc.noaa.gov 2002cristina.shtml archivedate 22 September 2008 deadurl no right thumb Hurricane Pauline off the Mexican coast on October 7 (Image:Hurr-pauline-vis1.gif) Pauline rapidly intensified (rapid deepening) after becoming a hurricane with favorable conditions for continued development, and 18 hours after becoming


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base thereby cutting off communications from the rest of Mexico. In Huatulco, the winds blew down antennas at the local television station and destroyed at least 30 cardboard houses. A community near the airport of the city was hit hard, with several people left homeless. Heavy rainfall from the storm caused severe flooding in portions of Oaxaca and neighboring Chiapas. A total of about 500 entire communities were destroyed in Oaxaca; the areas worst affected were Zapotecos, Chatino, and Mixtecos. thumb View of Mazunte beach from Punta Cometa (File:Mazunte veiw .jpg) Mazunte is a thumb left Cafe Maya housed in a palapa (File:CafeMayaZipolite.JPG)


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conditioning; however, as mosquitoes are active here, especially at night, most places provide mosquito netting. Hotels in the main part of town are not on the beach itself due to its commercial nature but rather on the hillsides. A number of beachside hotels exist at Playa Panteón. thumb Raw clam prepared with lime juice, salt and hot sauce (File:ClamBoquillo4.JPG) Most places to eat in the town are impromptu food stands


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;angelnet" Boats are available for hire for deep sea fishing or to tour the isolated beaches located just east of the bay. Most of these outfits rent equipment for fishing and snorkeling. Each year in October, the port holds the festival called “Santos Angeles Custodios” (Holy Guardian Angels). The event begins with a festive church service and includes cultural events

"mcclelland" but it is a little more sheltered than Playa Principal and is popular for snorkeling around the rocks. This beach is lined with restaurants and lounge chairs and have lifeguards, which is not common in Mexico. thumb Playa Boquilla (File:PlayaBoquilla.JPG) In addition to the two beaches in the bay proper, there are a number of small isolated coves with beaches just to the east of Puerto Angel

. These include Playa Ixtacahuite, Playa La Mina, Playa La Boquilla and Playa La Tijera. Ixtacahuite Beach is best for scuba diving and recreational fishing because it is next to a coral reef. La Boquilla Beach is on a small shallow bay and is best for snorkeling. It can be reached by road with a rugged vehicle but is easier to arrive by boat from Puerto Angel. There is a restaurant that's


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right thumb Hurricane Pauline off the Mexican coast on October 7 (Image:Hurr-pauline-vis1.gif) Pauline rapidly intensified (rapid deepening) after becoming a hurricane with favorable conditions for continued development, and 18 hours after becoming a hurricane it attained a peak intensity of 135 mph (215 km h). The winds of the hurricane weakened slightly to 115 mph (185 km h), but on October 8 Pauline re-strengthened to reach winds of 135 mph (215 km h) a short distance off the coast of Mexico. The hurricane turned more to the west-northwest while paralleling the southern coast of Oaxaca, and Pauline quickly weakened due to interaction with the mountainous terrain before landfall (landfall (meteorology)) near Puerto Ángel as a 110 mph (175 km h) hurricane early on October 9. The tropical cyclone continued to weaken as it paralleled the coast a short distance inland. On October 10, Pauline dissipated over the state (States of Mexico) of Jalisco. Strong winds from the hurricane downed trees and power lines throughout southern Oaxaca. The storm temporarily isolated Puerto Ángel Puerto Ángel


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to the north. Gradually, small hotels were built to accommodate tourists. Hurricane Pauline made landfall at Puerto Angel on 8 October 1997. Damage to this town and many other coastal areas of Oaxaca was extensive. ref name "tcr">

; The pier that was initially built in the 19th century was refurbished in 1999; however, it is too high to accommodate the fishing boats that use the harbor.

Puerto Angel first Tom last Zap accessdate December 28, 2009 In 2009, an unusually large number of pelicans migrated to the area due to colder than normal temperatures farther north. Many of these pelicans were accidentally drowned by fishermen’s nets or run over by boats as they tried to get to the trapped fish. The fishermen asked for help from the government to figure out what to do to avoid these pelican deaths, as most claim to have affinity for the birds and many


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conditioning; however, as mosquitoes are active here, especially at night, most places provide mosquito netting. Hotels in the main part of town are not on the beach itself due to its commercial nature but rather on the hillsides. A number of beachside hotels exist at Playa Panteón. thumb Raw clam prepared with lime juice, salt and hot sauce (File:ClamBoquillo4.JPG) Most places to eat in the town are impromptu food stands


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. Transportation The Puerto Angel region is separated from the rest of Oaxaca and Mexico by the Sierra Madre del Sur. The only highway from here to Oaxaca City, Highway 175 is extremely winding. The distance is only about 240 km but the trip takes between six and seven hours. Almost all bus transportation from other parts of Mexico stop in Pochutla, where it is necessary to transfer to other means to get to Puerto Angel. It is possible to fly into Puerto

of the most commonly found species is the black coral (''Pocillopora damicornis'') Large corals are rare and mostly found at the bottom of the reefs. Six other species of coral were found including ''Pocillopora capitata'', ''Pocillopora meandrina'', ''Pocillopora verrucosa'', ''Pavona gigantea'', ''Porites panamensis'' and an undescribed species noted as ''Pocillopora'' sp. Colonies of ''Porites panamensis'' were extremely scarce, encrusting, and appeared only at depths


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, Guerrero, Mexico at the same intensity. Iva transitioned into an extratropical cyclone less than six hours later, and the remnants completely dissipated on June 12. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Zipolite was hard hit by two hurricanes and a fire. The first hurricane was Hurricane Pauline on 7 October 1997, a category four storm which destroyed nearly everything in town with strong flooding, leaving it -along with Mazunte and Puerto Ángel- cut off from the mainland

Puerto Ángel

'''Puerto Angel''' is a small coastal town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca located in the municipality of San Pedro Pochutla. It, along with San Agustinillo and Playa Zipolite are known as the "Riviera Oaxaqueña".

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