Manzanillo Travel Guide

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  • Beautiful long wide beaches
    Beautiful long wide beaches
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    Manzanillo's main plaza
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Manzanillo Things to Do

  • Beaches

    Manzanillo has two large bays separated by the peninsula of Santiago. Both Manzanillo bay, closest to downtown Manzanillo, and Santiago bay have sandy beaches stretching along the entire front of the bay. The beaches at Manzanillo bay drop off into the ocean more quickly than at Santiago bay and the wave action seems stronger. Strangely, there were...

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  • The City

    Like I have said, apparto from the beaches there is not much to do in Manzanillo, as some tourists do we decided to spend a morning visiting the city to know something else beside the sea. As it usually happens in touristic plaves the taxi driver tried to be helpful and gave us a quick information about the zone, this is the main square and in that...

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  • Viewpoints

    Appart from the beaches Manzanillo also has a lot of viewpoints, I have lost the information I gathered before my trip so I'm not certain about the number, but I think there are at least ten to choose from. I visited the one in the Santiago penisula, very close to my hotel. I'm not certain how it is called, but it is probably "La Cima". If somebody...

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  • The beaches

    If you travel to Manzanillo it's for sure that your main, if not your only, interest is swimming and relaxing in the mexican beaches, the sea is also the major attraction in the city.Manzanillo's geography is shaped by two bays, Manzanillo's bay and Santiago's bay, the city is in the first one, the best beaches are on the second one. All around...

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  • Watch the Sunset from the beaches of...

    Go appreciate a beautiful Sunset in Miramaryou can enjoy the walk in the beach, have drinks in one of the small restaurants, etcAprecia la puesta del Sol en Miramarpuedes caminar en la playa, tomarte unas bebidas en uno de los restaurancitos, etc

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  • Relax is the best you can do here

    There are a lot of things that you can do here, but the best one is relax in the beach, the sand is great, and you can lay easily on it. If you're more active you can walk(or run) in the beach, you can swim in the pool or in the sea. The beast beaches are located in Santiago or Salagua, there are a lot of restaurants with "Palapas" in the beach,...

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Manzanillo Restaurants

  • Party Central!!!

    Delicious and tasty food! Although the setting makes you feel like you are in a giant pinata the food is suprisingly wonderful and if you get there early you can sit on the teraza and enjoy the cool sea breeze! I had queso fundido con champinones...my dad had a yummy red snapper...

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  • FRESH, DELICIOUS AND CHEAP LOBSTER!

    As I mentioned it before, it wasnt a restaurant what I visited, but I have to mention that the seafood in this place is awsome! It´s so fresh and the taste of it is from another world! Lobster and Shrimp

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Manzanillo Transportation

  • Heading Downtown

    The beaches in Manzanillo are beautiful and surprisingly devoid of people. I chose to stay in a hotel along the beach but wanted to visit the downtown area. Fortunately, as with most of the Mexican coastal cities, Manzanillo has a main drag that parallels the ocean and local buses are frequent and inexpensive. For 5p (US0.50) you can enjoy a half...

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  • Manzanillo – Zihuatanejo Intercity

    Researching intercity buses between Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo didn't turn up very many options. Lots of buses travel to Guadalajara or to Puerto Vallarta, but down the coastal highway there's only one bus company (Elite) and they offer the service three times a day (6:30 am, 6:30pm and 9:30pm) for 216 pesos (in 2008). These buses are actually...

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  • Airport

    Manzanillo's airport has just one runway and is connecetd to various mexican cities and a few in United States, it is very close to the pacific ocean so when you are landing you'll get a nice view of the sea, the beach and the forest surrounding it. It is quite small and doesn't have a lot of traffic.In this place you'll also appreciatte the...

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Manzanillo Shopping

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    by penumbra Written Aug 21, 2008

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    Downtown Manzanillo is laid out in a grid making it easy to shop and explore. Near the center of the downtown area is a large building taking up the entire block and housing a produce market.

    Inside the market
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Manzanillo Local Customs

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    by penumbra Written Aug 21, 2008

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    Manzanillo has adopted the swordfish as the symbol for the city. You’ll see swordfish in restaurants, stylized on the side on taxi cabs and a huge statue at the waterfront near downtown.

    Swordfish in a restaurant Swordfish monument
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Manzanillo Warnings and Dangers

  • Slap on the Sun Block!

    Slap on the SUn Block for sure when you are here. The sun is strong and you can easily burn. We always travel with plenty of sunblock since I am extremely white and Liz has a family history of melanoma.

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  • Air Pollution

    Manzanillo was my favorite Mexican city during this vacation. The one detractor was the belching smoke from the power plant stacks downtown. Fortunately, the wind was predominately from the ocean inland and I was staying at a hotel far up the beach from downtown. The smoke was merely a blemish in the sky as opposed to an annoyance.

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Manzanillo Tourist Traps

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    by kiwigal_1 Written Mar 13, 2003

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    While you are sitting, relaxing on the beach there will be many vendors who will try to sell you stuff. It is unavoidable unfortunately. If you really aren't interested in what they have to sell then make sure you tell them before they start pulling out samples for you to try!

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Manzanillo What to Pack

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    by cjg1 Written Nov 10, 2009

    Luggage and bags: We decided to take a small suitcase eventhough this was long weekend trip.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: SInce it was a hot time of year and we planned to relax at the pool and the beach we brought liht weight; warm weather clothes. I packed several pairs of shorts, light shirts, tees, swim trunks, flips, a pair of shoes and some evening attire for dinner.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual: contacts, contact solution, shampoo, hair gel, tooth paste & brush, deodorant, hair brush, lotion, cologne and my glassses.

    Photo Equipment: Digital camera and video camera. Battery charger and memory card reader.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swim trunks, flips, beach hat

    Miscellaneous: Sun block

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Manzanillo Off The Beaten Path

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    by Prinsalsita Written Apr 16, 2004

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    Visit the Turtle reservoir and where the baby turtles are released.

    visiten el criadero de tortugas marinas y donde los bebes tortugas son soltados

    It was a nice experience
    es una experiencia muy bonita

    Come and ck the Turtle- Visita lasTortugas Marinas
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Manzanillo Favorites

  • Pelicans

    Pelicans seem to be quite common in Manzanillo especially around the downtown harbor with the fishing boats.

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  • What is that noise?

    During our stay at Manzanillo every night we heard a strange sound, and we didn't have a clue about what it could be, it didn't sound like anything we heard before like a cricket or a bird.One night I was heading to my room trought the already deserted corridors when I saw something runing to a garden to hide from me. I managed to catch it, it...

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  • Exocitic Flowers

    Manzanillo offers picture taking moments at every turn. Due to the cliff setting, the beach always looks worth diving into and the humidity makes you you want to lay on the sand with a margartita in hand!

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