Last Minute Vacations To Manzanillo
Located on the Pacific coast in Mexico, this tropical town has long been known as a resort town with wide, curving smooth sand beaches, groves of tall palm trees, mango trees, and legendary sport fishing and dive sites. The town is divided into two zones: the downtown commercial port and the luxury Santiago Peninsula resort zone to the north.
Getting There & Other Transportation
Flights into Manzanillo Playa de Oro International Airport will take you roughly 45 km from the center of Manzanillo. From the airport, ‘colectivo’ (or minivan) airport service is available from the airport. Your hotel or resort will arrange your return, so make sure you reserve your seat at least 1 day in advance. Car rentals as well as taxis are available as well.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Manzanillo’s coastline is sectioned into three zones: Downtown, where you will find shops and markets; Las Brisas, which is the hotel lined beachfront just north of the city; and Santiago, which is north of Playa Azul.
Hotel La Posada
Barcelo Karmina Palace
Las Hadas Golf Resort & Marina
Punta Serena Villas & Spa by Blue Bay
Dining & Nightlife
Manzanillo restaurants are delightful and offer a large range of cuisine. Seafood restaurants are among the most popular, but there are also many ethnic, traditional, and international restaurants to choose from as well.
Bigotes II (Seafood)
El Fogon (Mexican cuisine)
Juanito’s (Mexican cuisine)
La Toscana (Seafood)
Legazpi (International cuisine)
Roca del Mar (Seafood)
Las Brisas is a 2-mile-long strip of older hotels and smaller restaurants and bars. The nightlife here is livelier than you would expect. Here are a couple hot spots to check out:
El Bar de Felix (Bar and Music Scene)
Club Maeva Hotel and Resort (Built in nightclub)
Not only does Manzanillo have gorgeous beaches and a plethora of tall, tropical palm trees, it also has many golf courses, fishing, diving, museums, ecology and other adventures. There certainly is something for everyone in Manzanillo.
Diving and Snorkeling:
Explore the main species (globefish, sea urchins and manta rays). At La Boquita Beach, you can find sunken ships and coral reefs. Divers can also explore Las Hadas (beginner), La Ahogada, La Audiencia, El Arrecife (60 ft deep), La Roca Del Elefante (underwater canyon), and Los Frailes (27 meters deep, experts only).
Las Hadas Beach
La Boquita Beach
Sailfish and marlin are among the fish that reproduce and are in abundance in the area.
Las Hadas Golf Club
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language in Mexico is Spanish.
The official currency in Mexico is the Mexican peso (MXN).