Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Manzanillo
- 7 nights all-inclusive hotel at your choice below
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
Air, 14 nights all-inclusive hotel and transfers
Apr 5: $2075 + $440 tax (Gran Isla Navidad; 4.5-star)
Named after the many fruit trees in its forests, Manzanillo is a charming city full of festive streets, friendly people, beautiful landscapes and outstanding tourist facilities. The city’s unique history combined with its modern-day side makes Manzanillo a one-of-a-kind destination for a variety of recreational activities like sport fishing, adventure tourism and strolling along the beach to sampling the delicious local cuisine
The city’s exciting history, full of old tales, pirate legends and treasure hunts, is an integral part of its enchantment. Several historical figures once used Manzanillo as an unofficial port. Today, recent modernizations have made it one of the most important ports and trading centers on Mexico’s west coast.
Manzanillo enjoys a pleasant climate year-round with cooler evenings during the winter months. The rainy season is May to October, but as with most monsoon areas, rains tend to be fierce and brief in the late afternoon, leaving the evenings dry and cooled off. September brings the highest levels of humidity and sees the heaviest of the rains.
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Attractions & Sights
The town’s square, called Jardin de Obregon, is located across from the waterfront and displays a Victoria-era bandstand and busts of local famous men. It becomes quite lively in the evening. From here stroll down to the seaside walkway.
Manzanillo has several marinas such as Playa Azul, La Audiencia and La Escondida that are worth visiting at night when the reflection of the boats’ lights on the water is an attractive sight.
Visiting Manzanillo’s University Museum of Archaeology is an excellent way to explore the cultural past of the Mexican west. It displays over 1,800 figurines and dishes from the Comala, Capacha, Periquillos, Colima and Armería cultures. Make sure you visit the reproduction of the two shaft tombs that correspond to the Comala era that lasted from 300 to 500 AD.
The Hacienda de Nogueras museum, an old sugar mill that produced cane alcohol in the 17th century, now houses a wonderful collection of antique furniture, kitchen implements, paintings and pre-Hispanic pottery.
Just north of downtown lies Laguna de San Pedrito and just south is Laguna de Cuyutlan. Enjoy wonderful sightings of white herons, pink flamingos and the tropical sunset at San Pedrito.
The currency is the Mexican peso (MXN/MXV). Automated banking machine services are available throughout the country. Canadian debit and credit cards are widely accepted; however, Canadian currency and traveller’s cheques are not.
There is a limit to the amount of U.S. dollars that both residents and foreigners can exchange in Mexico, depending on your immigration status in Mexico. Although the rule does not apply to Canadian dollars, some financial institutions, hotels, and currency exchange bureaus are not making the distinction.
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