Travel Spanish: En un mapa de la costa

On the map.

Aerial shot of the desert and mountains as they meet up with the Pacific Ocean on the coast of MexicoTierra: la isla, la península, la playa, la costa, el faro, el malecón, el puerto, el muelle, la punta, el cabo, el acantilado (a cliff), el embarcadero (a landing place, wharf, pier), el cerro (a hill).

Agua: la bahía, el lago, el océano, el mar, la laguna, el río, la ría, la ensenada, la boca (del rio). 

Este mapa de la costa de Manzanillo casi tiene todo: el Océano Pácifico, la Isla Navidad, muchas playas, el río Marabasco, dos Lagunas, la Península de Santiago, el Puerto Energético, el Faro de Campos, el Muelle, la Bahía de Manzanillo, La Boquita ( a small Boca, which indicates the ‘mouth’ of a río or a small inlet).Sign with map of Manzanillo on the Pacific Coast of MexicoUna de las playas en Puerto Vallarta. (Travel Spanish: Getting Comfortable at a Mexican Beach.) Los faros en Galicia, España.Map of the Lighthouses (Faros) near Viveiro, SpainUn faro en la costa norte de Galicia en España. A Lighthouse on the North Coast of Galicia, SpainDe España, un mapa de Fisterra‘end of the earth’ in Galician, the dialect of this region: mar (sea), punta (point), cabo (cape), ría (estuary, salt water tidal flats where the ocean meets a freshwater river, río). This area is known for special dish, camarones del ría, shrimp from the local rías (estuaries)
 Sign with Map of Fisterra Showing Beaches and Scenic Viewpoints
El muelle en Puerto Vallarta.Sunset at the pier in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoIn Zihuatanejo, Mexico we were delighted to discover a new malecón, a walkway along the water, which connected Madera Beach with the Playa Principal and the older centre of the town.Shaved ice vendor near the malecon in Zihuatanejo, MexicoSome names incorporating these words that may surprise you: Punta Arenas, Sandy Point, the capital city of Chile’s southernmost region; Cabo San Lucas, Cape St. Luke, a popular tourist destination in Mexico’s Baja California, Lower California; Ensenada, Cove, also located in Baja California; Islas de la Bahía, Bay Islands, in Honduras; Boca Ratón, the Mouse’s Mouth, a sea inlet in Florida; Río Grande, the ‘Big River’ in Texas; Puerto Rico, Rich Port; Costa Verde, Green Coast; Costa Rica, guess!

More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water (or in this case Agua)

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