Manzanillo a peaceful beach in the Pacific, located in the state of Colima, Mexico.
The airport is very small, but it is international. When you arrive at the airport my advice is that you take a taxi to the town, you can share a van or take your own taxi. (40 min. ride).
In my first visit to Manzanillo, I was 4 years old and it was so different from now; not so many resorts or activities to do, but always a beautiful place to enjoy the beach and the delicious seafood.
Now, the options are more and there is something for everybody.
What to do in Manzanillo, Mexico.
- The water activities here are my favorites.
Surfing, Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, banana boating, or maybe fishing.
You can take different tours to do these amazing activities or take teaching lessons in case you want to do it like a pro.
- Play golf.
There are 3 great golf courses in Manzanillo. Happy Golfing!
- Take a boat ride to Barra de Navidad Town.
It’s a small beach town located in Jalisco, 40 minutes of Manzanillo.
Walk on the streets or at the beach and enjoy the perfect place to relax.
If you want to eat delicious seafood take a boat to Restaurant Lidia, it’s my favorite because of the view. Try the Aguachile and the coconut shrimps, you’ll love it!
The Best Things to do Near Manzanillo Beach
- Visit Melaque.
Next to Barra de Navidad, is also a small town where a lot of Canadians and Americans spend their winter.
You can buy some handicrafts, take a beer or cocktail watching the ocean and enjoy the little beach town experience.
- Visit Colima.
Only an hour from Manzanillo is the city of Colima. It is situated between two volcanoes, Nevado de Colima and Volcan del Fuego, the last one is active.
You can take a tour to the volcanoes or just explore the beautiful city.
- Visit Comala.
Just a few minutes from Colima is a Magic Town (Pueblo Mágico, which is a selection that exists all across the country).
A beautiful Mexican town, you are going to fall in love with it.
Make sure to visit the cathedral and taste the famous Ponche and its different flavors (don’t worry it has less alcohol than the tequila).
- Enjoy the Beach.
Of course, the most important thing to do in Manzanillo is to relax and enjoy the long warm beach. My favorite beach is La Boquita, located in Santiago Peninsula. It’s the perfect place to swim, walk and of course eat delicious seafood.
Where to stay in Manzanillo Beach
There are a lot of options here; big resorts, hotels, or maybe rent a house at the beach.
- For big resorts, my favorites are Las Hadas; Famous in the 80´s because of the movie “10” filmed there. It’s a beautiful resort to enjoy and relax.
Barceló Karmina Palace; an all-inclusive resort perfect for all ages with good restaurants and a private beach.
- Rent a House. There are several houses to rent on Santiago Beach. You can rent one with a pool and in front of the beach for a few days or more.
Where to Eat in Manzanillo
- Marina Puerto Las Hadas. There are a lot of restaurants at the Marina with a lovely view and delicious food.
- Oasis Ocean Club. Located at Santiago Beach is a delicious restaurant with a wonderful Pacific Ocean View.
There are a lot of good options to eat in Manzanillo but my favorites are always next to the beach
Manzanillo is one of my favorite beaches in Mexico, you are going to enjoy it no matter what you choose. It’s the perfect place to relax all day or explore every corner.
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Do you want to visit another beautiful beach in Mexico? Playa del Carmen.