Colima Things to Do
The Fairs, Festivals and festivities!.. The State Fair runs from the final week of October till middle November, and is the fair of all saints, in February, the 'Charrotaurinas' festivities (These can get quite aggressive, so try to go with someone that knows how to get around, tho, is easy to move away if desired), The festivals of December and...more
The people and the Culture of this place! This state offers you the unique chance in Mexico to experience the culture of a country, showing you the best side of it. People in Colima, is usually conservative, but extremely polite and nice, and many speak or understand English, so don´t hesitate, Colima's people will assist you all the time!They are...more
Walk around down town. Downtown offers you a lot of different activities, museums, parks, stores, souvenirs and many traditional restaurants, Colima Downtown is safe, clean and nice, so you can have an amazing moment going around, Just remember this : 1.-Don’t have long walks from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Heat is intense in downtown, and you may...more
There are sooo many restaurants in this Town, but in here we have something quite different, the 'cenadurias´ these are restaurants that open from 7:00 PM to midnight, people come here to have exquisite dinners, a meal in a Cenaduria, costs you around $5.00 USD per person, They are cheap, and they offer the most traditional food.
COMALA'S PORTALS, these are a high light. As long as you drink something food is FREE!!, they bring you lots of snacks, so have a great time here!
Colima´s Coast Line. There are many restaurants that offer fresh sea food, straight from the fisher´s bags! ... prices are higher here.
People and service, as well quality and nice prices. In Colima State, safety and sanitary conditions are well controlled and strict , so dont worry!, still, dont drink from the public water service.
Favorite Dish: MUST...
AND ALL KIND OF SEA FOOD (Octopus, fish, crabs, etc..)
Night life in Colima city is not That hot, as I said Colima city is a conservative city, but still you can find many clubs and bars. My recoomendation is to ask what is the hot 'antro' at that moment, they change really often, and a place can be totally in one day, and the other, totally forgotten. Bars and clubs, close at 3:00 am in Colima city.
In MANZANILLO (1 hour away from Colima) Night life is way much active, so, if you really want to party, you probably want to head to Manzanillo.
Dress Code: In Colima city, is semi formal and quite Fashinable, in Manzanillo, since is a beach, it is quite more relax.
Colima Has to offer many ways to get there. Colima's Motto used to be, 'Todos los caminos, llegan a Colima' (All the ways take you to colima) and actually that is true.
You can get to Colima:
1.- By Plane (One national and one International Airport)
2.- By highway (Colima has an amazing highway system, the main Colima's Highway connects you to Guadalajara in less than 2 hours. Bsides, they are completely Safe, and you can go across the state in less than 1,30 hrs.)
3.- By sea (Manzanillo, Colima, has the most important port of the pacific side of Mexico. Many cruises stop here!)
The best way to get around Colima is by car. the highway network system is well maintained and is SAFE, and gets you everywhere, besides, signs are clear and easy to follow , so, let's road trip!
Colima Local Customs
People in Colima City is very polite and educated. Think simple, don't do to them what you dont want them do to you. Just remember to respect, Many people speak English, so they might understand you, besides, people from Colima city, have good cultural standards, so I am sure you will spend a great time!, here, don´t hesitate to ask, People from...more
A secret almost nobody knows about Colima is that its people LOVES visitors, they want to show off their land, so try to get involved with people and make friends, they will love to get you around to the best places. Festivities, fairs and all kind of activities run all year long in Colima, and some of them are too local, so, get involved!more
13 Hotels in Colima
Colima Warnings and Dangers
Colima has great wheather almost all year long, but before you plan, check the hurricanes and tropical storms forecasts, generally, they are accurate. Dry season runs from October to May, even tho, May gets really hot and dry... Other thing are Earthquakes, Colima is an extremely seismic zone, so, try to ask about security procedures and prepare yourself, since you never know, but don´t worry, Colima's Construction regulations are extremely strict, and even little children know what to do in case of an earthquake. Remember we have a very active Volcano 40 miles away, a nice attraction tho.
Colima What to Pack
Luggage and bags: There is not an specific type of bag you should bring, it is completely up to you.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: LIGHT CLOTHES!!, anyway.. you might be interested in visiting the Volcanoes National parks, so, keep something warm, (just in case). jeans do great, shorts, your swimsuit, some shirts, etc, bring HAT, it is important (or you can get it here).
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Repellant, remember this is a tropical weather, it doesn’t matter how clean or luxury a place is, bugs are everywhere :0), REMEBER!!, always wear shoes!!, as I said before, this is a tropical weather, and some bugs are dangerous, like scorpions for example. even their population is decreasing considerably.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Here fashion is up to everyone, just remember to be careful with what you wear, people here is not used to Hot outfits, and by hot I mean revealing.
Colima Off The Beaten Path
Colima city is not a tourist city, so, many travelers skip it, but WAIT!, Colima city is a charming city, filled with amazing details that you will love!, try walking along the city, get into the neighborhoods, drive along the main avenues, and visit the archeological sites!.more
Colima´s Country side.I will be honest, it is not easy to get to the country side in Colima, unless you have a friend or someone you know that owns a ranch, but still you can enjoy the very original landscape, by stoping in the side of the roads. Note: During summer the landscape is green, and during winter it turns brown, so, whatever you preffer...more
Colima is nice and warm all year long, BUT it could get a little TOO warm during summer time, so if you are too sensitive to heat, try to avoid the months from May to September, besides, this is the rainy season, and if you are lucky, you could get a hurricane, so, the best time to visit Colima, giving up the green landscape that the rainy season...more
ENJOY AND RELAX!!! Colima is the only place in Mexico that will allow you to enjoy a snow peak and a sandy warm beach the same day!.You must Visit Colima´s DownTown, it is an amazing place filled with History and well conserved colonial buildings, there You will find souvenirs and cool and nice parks to rest and enjoy.Colima´s commercial district...more
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