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Zocalo
Vacation Travel Guide

Take a walk around Manzanillo’s historic square to enjoy pleasant views of the bay and some of the town’s best restaurants.

Sit by the fountain in Zócalo and enjoy the view of cruise ships in the bay as the locals go about their days around you. Stop for lunch in one of the restaurants skirting the square or take a walk around the winding backstreets to get a feel for this old-style port. Admire the Spanish colonial architecture in the plaza and take a walk down the nearby Avenida México to do some shopping.

Zócalo, also known as Jardín Álvaro Obregon, is Manzanillo’s main town square. It dates back to the 19th century and has been the hub of local activity in the town ever since. The Spanish built many of the impressive houses you see around the plaza, lending it a colonial and stately air.

Stroll through the tree-lined square and find a bench or quiet place to sit and relax. The fountain in the middle of the square makes an attractive centerpiece; sit nearby if you need to cool down.

Some of Manzanillo’s most popular restaurants are located in Zócalo. Find a restaurant with open-air seating and have lunch of local seafood while watching the activity in the bay.

Explore the backstreets surrounding the square or take a walk down the Avenida Mexico. This is Manzanillo’s main shopping street. You’ll find a wide range of chain stores and boutiques so you can shop for luxury items or souvenirs.

Come back to Zócalo in the evening when the square is pleasantly cool and the bustle of the day has quieted to enjoy a romantic stroll or another meal.

Zócalo is located in central Manzanillo, a short taxi ride from the main beaches and sights. You’ll almost certainly pass through it on your visit to the town, but it’s well worth taking an hour or so to stroll around and explore the Centro Historico area.

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Hotel Colonial
Hotel Colonial
3 out of 5
Calle. Fco. Bocanegra N.28, Esq. con Avenida México, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $62 per night from Apr 11 to Apr 12

Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Zocalo and Swordfish Monument. Iguanario Archundia and Playa San Pedrito are also within 1 mi (2 km).

4.1/5Very Good! (68 reviews)
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"Great location in Centro.. friendly staff. Bed is ok. Air con is good. WC walls and surfaces need a thorough washing."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2019

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Casa Roxann
Casa Roxann
2.5 out of 5
Carrillo Puerto 224, Colonia Centro Histórico, Manzanillo, COL
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Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Zocalo, Swordfish Monument, and Iguanario Archundia. Playa San Pedrito and Juega, Juega ...

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Hotel Carrillo Puerto
Hotel Carrillo Puerto
2.5 out of 5
Felipe Carillo Puerto 375, Centro Historico, Manzanillo, COL
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Situated in Manzanillo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Zocalo, Iguanario Archundia, and Swordfish Monument. Playa San Pedrito and Juega, Juega are ...

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Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2020

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Hotel Colonial
Hotel Colonial
3 out of 5
Calle. Fco. Bocanegra N.28, Esq. con Avenida México, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $62 per night from Apr 11 to Apr 12
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Casa Roxann
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2.5 out of 5
Carrillo Puerto 224, Colonia Centro Histórico, Manzanillo, COL
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2.5 out of 5
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The price is CA $43 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
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Hotel Marina Puerto Dorado - All Inclusive
Hotel Marina Puerto Dorado - All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Av. Lazaro Cardenas # 101, Col. Las Brisas, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $174 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
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Hotel La Posada
Hotel La Posada
2.5 out of 5
Avenida Lazaro Cardenas, 201, Las Brisas, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $37 per night from May 1 to May 2
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Best Western Plus Luna del Mar
Best Western Plus Luna del Mar
3 out of 5
Av Lazaro Cardenas No. 1301-A, Manzanillo, COL
The price is CA $77 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
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Coral Pacífico Hotel y Villas
2.5 out of 5
Av. Lázaro Cárdenas 207, Las Brisas, Manzanillo, COL
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