Everything you need to know about Manzanillo

Views of Manzanillo

Get lost in the coastal city of Manzanillo, located in the state of Colima, to discover its hidden treasures. Are you ready for this new adventure?

Origins of Manzanillo

The inhabitants of this city took the name from a chamomile tree whose gender was changed. This happened because at that time, in 1800, there was already another town called Manzanilla. This in the Nahuatl language comes from the word Cozcatlan which means place of jewels.

What to do in Manzanillo?

  • Go to different beaches
  • Activities and tours
  • Getting to know the city center

Visit the different beaches of Manzanillo or Santiago and enjoy a great day at the beach with your family. There are great hotels in which to spend summer vacations or weekend getaways.

You also have numerous activities to spend your days, such as the downtown tour to learn about the history of the city. If you are passionate about golf and have already been to the Mexican treasure, Riviera Nayarit, playing this sport, in Manzanillo there are courses that are just as good, such as the Isla Navidad course.

You can go sightseeing around Manzanillo and take the tour to Nevado de Colima, a national park where the amazing El Nevado mountain is located. This is a protected natural area where you can go hiking, observe the flora and fauna among many other activities.

The paya of Manzanillo

Sunset at Manzanillo Beach

Come to the port of Manzanillo to see all the boats and yachts or arrange water activities such as surfing, diving or sport fishing. In order to decide which beach to go to during your vacation, you should know that the city is divided into two bays, Manzanillo and Santiago, so there will be different beaches in each of them.

If you choose to go to Santiago Bay you will see the beaches of La Audiencia, Olas Atlas, La Boquita or Santiago. Here you will find great beach bars where you can eat tasty food, sun loungers and umbrellas to relax in front of the sea or find the best sunsets in the world.

On the other hand, we have the beaches of Manzanillo Bay, such as San Pedrito, Las Brisas, Playa Azul or Salagua. You will also find numerous restaurants where you can have lunch, take long walks with beautiful views of the sea or arrange beach activities.

The treasure of Manzanillo

This all-inclusive beachfront hotel will make for a great vacation in the city of Manzanillo. Go with your family and enjoy the swimming pools, the sea and the restaurants and bars that you will find in the complex.

We can also recommend another tourist destination that has nothing to envy Manzanillo: the hotels in Cancun of the Oasis hotel chain will take your experience in the city to another level thanks to its great resorts with thousands of activities for both adults and children. Check out their website to see what’s in store for you, you can’t miss it!

About the Author
Patu Soto | Me gradué en Periodismo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Durante estos años, he podido desarrollarme como periodista y fotógrafa amateur en el periódico El Ibérico ubicado en Londres. También he colaborado y publicado tanto artículos escritos como reportajes fotográficos en varios medios digitales. Tuve la oportunidad de desempeñar labores de Community Manager en el centro cultural japonés Sakigake en Madrid. Actualmente colaboro como Redactora SEO para Oasis Hoteles & Resorts, con sede en Cancún. En mis ratos libres sigo formándome, aprendiendo y conociendo más acerca del mundo digital en general y de los RRHH en particular. Si quieres conocer mi trabajo un poco más, conecta conmigo en mi Linkedin.

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