Manzanillo is a popular seaside resort offering one-of-a-kind activities from adventurous sport fishing on the Pacific to exploring the ruined La Campana pyramids. Most visitors spend some time at the numerous gorgeous beaches,Barra de Navidad and Playa Miramar being two of the most popular. After an early day under the Mexican sun, a late afternoon round of golf at Isla Navidad's breathtaking course or a romp through the jungle with a tour company may hit the spot.
- Santiago Peninsula
- Juega, Juega Casino
- Nevado de Colima of Manzanillo
- Explore the towering Volcan de Colima
- Tour the jungle on horseback
- Take a scuba diving course in Manzanillo Bay
- Playa la Audiencia – Cortes and Sandoval organised brigantines for exploring the Pacific in Manzanillo.
- La Campana – Located at the north edge of Colima, this is a 25,000-acre complex filled with stone pyramids.
- Palacio de Gobierno – Built from 1884 to 1904, the stairway murals inside were painted by Jorge Chavez Carrillo and it contains a collection of pottery from 1500 BC.
- Cathedral – Built by the Spanish in 1527, it has been rebuilt a few times and remains the centre of the community.
- Museo Regional de Historia de Colima – Contains a collection of artefacts from various times in Colima’s history, such as a 19th-century carriage.
Manzanillo Art & Culture
- Juega Juega – A casino popular with tourists and locals.
- Pinacoteca Universitaria Alfonso Michel – A museum that contains a nice collection of surrealist art and located in Colima.
- Museo Universitario de Artes Populares – A museum in Manzanillo containing a large amount of folded art, including giant puppets, masks, baskets and musical instruments.
- Parque Piedra Lisa – A sliding stone in which legend says those who sit on it will return to Colima to get married or die.
- Admire Mexico Tours – Locals show you around the city. Visit volcanoes, go horseback riding and get cultural and historical about Colima.
- Zocalo – The main square of the town, it contains quite a few shops that sell souvenirs and other items.
- Neptune Diving and Sports Centre – Buy diving and other water sport gear in Manzanillo and organize diving and snorkelling trips.
- San Pedrito Beach – There are numerous small shops here.
- Playa Audiencia – There is a small stall located at the entrance that offers hair braiding and sells a variety of items.
- Plaza Manzanillo – The largest mall with a number of retail stores selling a variety of modern items.
Manzanillo Gay & Lesbian
- La Catrina – A gay bar with interesting drinks and friendly locals.
- Crazy Yag – A gay bar and nightclub in Manzanillo.
- Sunset Lounge – A gay-friendly nightclub with great music for dancing.
- Villa Las Cumbres Boutique B&B – A gay-friendly bed and breakfast located on the oceanfront.
- Barceló Karmina Palace Deluxe – A gay-friendly luxury hotel with a tropical garden, swimming pools and a waterfall.
- Playa Beach – Sit out in the sun or participate in beach sports.
- Manzanillo Bay – Take a walk along the beautiful shore or read a book in a nearby bungalow.
- Iguanario Archundia – A sort of sanctuary for iguanas. See hundreds of them in different colours in Manzanillo.
- Nevado de Colima – An active volcano topped with snow, it is an interesting place to mill around.
- Tropical Tour to Barra de Navidad – Tour the wildlife and nature areas here.
- Participate in scuba excursions run by Aquamor Talamanca Adventures.
- Catch a few waves with boogy boards at Playa Beach.
- Play golf at the Isla Navidad Golf Course in Manzanillo.
- Tour the city in all-terrain vehicles on the Off-Road Jungle and Beach Journey.
- Play golf at La Mantarraya.
Getting There & Around:
Playa de Oro International Airport is Colima's main tourist airport, located about 50 km from Manzanillo on the Mexico 200 motorway. Cruise ships make regular stops at Bahía de Manzanillo as well.
Once in Manzanillo, cheap city bus service is easily accessible. Taxis are also reasonable if prices are negotiated.
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