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Manzanillo Travel Guide

Manzanillo is one of the best port towns of the Mexican Pacific, located in the state of Colima; Manzanillo is set to be a commercial port and tourist destination, and is still experiencing an accelerated growth in infrastructure and tourist attractions. The weather is tropical, ideal to enjoy this sun and beach destination.

The city has three bays: Manzanillo, Santiago and Cenicero Bay. The landscape in Manzanillo is painted by its lagoons, rivers and mountains, being one of the most beautiful beach destinations in Mexico, its modern Mediterranean, Moorish and Mexican hotel complexes embellish the landscape and are surrounded by incredible beaches.

Also known as the World Capital of Sailfish, Manzanillo has impressive natural landscapes; the territory of volcanic origins allows an abundant vegetation of the surroundings of the city, ideal for practicing adventure tourism. Its main beaches bathe with the waters of the Pacific Ocean, with crystalline waters and characteristic black sands due the volcanic origin of the area.

Manzanillo has beaches for the tastes of all travelers. On the Peninsula of Santiago is the famous La Audiencia Beach, surrounded by palm trees; this beach is perfect to practice aquatic activities as kayaking, fishing, skiing, banana riding or sailing. In addition of taking out your adventurous side, in La Audiencia Beach you can rest under the shade of a palm tree or take a walk on the seashore. La Boquita Beach has calm waters, ideal for swimming, diving, snorkeling, renting a jet-ski, making windsurf or just enjoying the sun on lying down on the sand. On Miramar Beach you can make an unforgettable horseback riding across the seashore.

But the beaches are not the only attraction. Downtown Manzanillo has a picturesque historical center, pretty and ideal to take a nice walk to know its surroundings; here you’ll see the Sailfish monument, a huge metallic sculpture, symbol of the port. In the zone are numerous restaurants with typical dishes of Manzanillo’s cuisine, crafts, bars and coffee shops; do not forget to try the refreshing tuba, a regional drink extracted from the honey of the palm tree flower, mixed with fruits and peanut that gives it a special taste.

Dare to tour Manzanillo, a paradisiacal destination, with museums, craft shops, golf courses and the typical environment that certainly will make you want to come back.