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Manzanillo
Travel Guide

As an industrious seaport and thriving tourist destination, Manzanillo offers a glimpse of Mexican life along with its stunning, palm tree-fringed beaches.

Visit Manzanillo and choose from numerous sandy beaches and coves in the town’s twin bays. Surf at the exposed beaches or snorkel with tropical fish in calmer waters. Eat fresh fish in beachside restaurants and enjoy cool drinks watching glorious sunsets. Don’t miss the town’s historical center, where colonial architecture recalls the area’s Spanish-ruled past.

Manzanillo has a dual identity. It is Mexico’s busiest commercial seaport; the trade route between here and Spain dates back as far as 1531. It is also a beach-lover’s paradise with 350 days of sunshine annually and a wide range of stunning beaches. Large-scale investment in tourist areas has added even more to the town’s appeal, though you’ll still see real Mexican life if you venture into the town center.

Select each day’s beach from the long stretch of coast around the city. For something close, walk to Playa San Pedrito from your hotel room and spend a day on your beach lounger watching the locals at play. Playa Audiencia offers calm waters for safe swimming while Playa Miramar is great for surfers. For a little more seclusion, drive up the coast to Oro Beach, where it is rumored that you may find gold washed up with the tide.

Explore Centro Historico’s attractive colonial architecture and meandering side streets. Zócalo, the area’s central plaza, is the best place for people-watching and dining. Here you’ll find restaurants serving seafood dishes, like Colima ceviche and fish stew, and tuba, a local liqueur made from palm tree flowers.

Fly into Playa de Oro International Airport, about a half-hour drive northwest of Manzanillo. If you stay near Santiago Bay, many attractions are within walking distance. Buses will take you into the town center. If you want to go farther afield, rent a car or hire a driver.

With its consistently warm weather, Manzanillo is a great place to visit any time of year. Simply choose your dates, select your beach and get ready to experience the perfect Mexican beach holiday.

Top Hotels in Manzanillo

Las Hadas By Brisas
Las Hadas By Brisas
4 out of 5
Ave Vista Hermosa S N, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $137 per night from Apr 4 to Apr 5

Located in Las Hadas, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Hadas Golf Course and Playa La Audiencia. Playa la Boquita ...

3.9/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Las Hadas is a beautiful place. It needs some updating but other than that very clean and friendly staff. I will definitely come back. Legazpi was my favorite restaurant, reservations are needed."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 11, 2021

Las Hadas By Brisas
Barceló Karmina All Inclusive
Barceló Karmina All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avenida Vista Hermosa, 13, Manzanillo, COL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $221 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Manzanillo, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Hadas Golf Course and Playa La Audiencia. Playa Miramar ...

4.1/5Very Good! (808 reviews)

"Great place for a getaway We really enjoyed staying there for 4 days"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 11, 2021

Barceló Karmina All Inclusive
Tesoro Manzanillo All Inclusive
Tesoro Manzanillo All Inclusive
2.5 out of 5
Sección la Audiencia, L-1, Península de Santiago, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $146 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Nestled on the beach, this Manzanillo property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa la Boquita and Playa La Audiencia. Playa Miramar is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (786 reviews)

"Very clean facility and staff was always friendly. Room was also clean and very comfortable. Food was very good especially the selection of fresh fruit. The meals in the reservation only restaurants were outstanding. Our only issue with the Tesoro was the fitness area. Very little cardio equipment ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 12, 2020

Tesoro Manzanillo All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Manzanillo

Palma Real Hotel
Palma Real Hotel
3 out of 5
Bahia de Juluapan S/N, La Boquita, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $76 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Situated in Manzanillo, this beach aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Playa la Boquita and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Playa Miramar. Playa La Audiencia and Oro Beach ...

3.8/5Good! (65 reviews)

"Loved great hotel I recommend it to anyone who wants to be with a family vacation"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 2, 2019

Palma Real Hotel
Villa del Palmar Manzanillo with Beach Club
Villa del Palmar Manzanillo with Beach Club
3.5 out of 5
Av. Las Palmas S/N, Fto. Peninsula de Santiago, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $64 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Nestled on the beach, this Manzanillo condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Hadas Golf Course and Playa La Audiencia. Playa Miramar is 3 mi (4.9 km) ...

4/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"Not what they show in the picture staff is not good at costumer service"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2018

Villa del Palmar Manzanillo with Beach Club
Marina Villas - Grand Isla Navidad
Marina Villas - Grand Isla Navidad
3 out of 5
Circuito de los Marinos s/n, Fraccionamiento Isla Navidad, Isla Navidad, JAL
The price is CA $249 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

This Isla Navidad villa is on the beach, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Isla Navidad Golf Course, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Barra de Navidad Beach and Laguna del Tule. ...

Marina Villas - Grand Isla Navidad
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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