runs unbroken toward Barra, it actually consists of 3
beaches. Playa Del Sol (beach of the sun) which fronts pueblo
Villa Obregón, Playa Mayorca is below San Patricio and Playa
Paraíso is to the west in Melaque. Playa Melaque is
oriented roughly East and West, so the suns rises on one end of
the beach and sets on the other.
Calles (streets) run North and South, and are
numbered from the beach North (ascending). The even numbers on Calles are on the
East and odd are West. Avenidas (avenues) run
East and West, and are numbered ascending from the West. The even
numbers are on the North side of Avenidas, with odd on the beach
(South) side. (All beachfront hotels on Avenida Gómez Farías are
Most businesses close between 2 and 4 pm for
"La Comida" the main meal of the day.
Names can often be confusing because
abbreviations are often used. For example Av. Farías may be used
for Avenida Gómez Farías. Some streets have more than one name.
Eg. Avenida A. Salgado Avente is the same street as Avenida Abel
Salgado Velasco. Avenida de Las Palmas is also called Primareas.
Then there is the problem of poor or missing street signs?