Manzanillo

Travel Guide
Oro Beach featuring a beach and a luxury hotel or resort

As an industrious seaport and thriving tourist destination, Manzanillo offers a glimpse of Mexican life along with its stunning, palm tree-fringed beaches.

Visit Manzanillo and choose from numerous sandy beaches and coves in the town’s twin bays. Surf at the exposed beaches or snorkel with tropical fish in calmer waters. Eat fresh fish in beachside restaurants and enjoy cool drinks watching glorious sunsets. Don’t miss the town’s historical center, where colonial architecture recalls the area’s Spanish-ruled past.

Manzanillo has a dual identity. It is Mexico’s busiest commercial seaport; the trade route between here and Spain dates back as far as 1531. It is also a beach-lover’s paradise with 350 days of sunshine annually and a wide range of stunning beaches. Large-scale investment in tourist areas has added even more to the town’s appeal, though you’ll still see real Mexican life if you venture into the town center.

Select each day’s beach from the long stretch of coast around the city. For something close, walk to Playa San Pedrito from your hotel room and spend a day on your beach lounger watching the locals at play. Playa Audiencia offers calm waters for safe swimming while Playa Miramar is great for surfers. For a little more seclusion, drive up the coast to Oro Beach, where it is rumored that you may find gold washed up with the tide.

Explore Centro Historico’s attractive colonial architecture and meandering side streets. Zócalo, the area’s central plaza, is the best place for people-watching and dining. Here you’ll find restaurants serving seafood dishes, like Colima ceviche and fish stew, and tuba, a local liqueur made from palm tree flowers.

Fly into Playa de Oro International Airport, about a half-hour drive northwest of Manzanillo. If you stay near Santiago Bay, many attractions are within walking distance. Buses will take you into the town center. If you want to go farther afield, rent a car or hire a driver.

With its consistently warm weather, Manzanillo is a great place to visit any time of year. Simply choose your dates, select your beach and get ready to experience the perfect Mexican beach holiday.

Where to stay in Manzanillo

Hotel Marbella
Hotel Marbella
3 out of 5
Calle Marbella 7, Col Playa Azul, Manzanillo, COL, 28218
The price is ¥5,365 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Manzanillo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
3.9/5 Good! (564 reviews)
"Loved the quiet peaceful area Staff was pretty good Area is little bad but ok Plenty of parking"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Hotel Marbella
Las Hadas By Brisas
Las Hadas By Brisas
4 out of 5
Ave Vista Hermosa S N, Manzanillo, COL, 28867
The price is ¥18,188 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 16
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Manzanillo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (962 reviews)
"Great personal clean hotel and delicious food"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Las Hadas By Brisas
Barceló Karmina All Inclusive
Barceló Karmina All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avenida Vista Hermosa, 13, Manzanillo, COL, 28867
The price is ¥20,229 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Manzanillo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 6 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4/5 Very Good! (972 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel, nice stay, good food, great amenities in the hotel. Is a all inclusive hotel. Spacious rooms and bathroom."

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Barceló Karmina All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Palma Real Hotel
Palma Real Hotel
3 out of 5
Bahia de Juluapan S/N, La Boquita, Manzanillo, COL, 28860
The price is ¥9,318 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Manzanillo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (89 reviews)
"It has a very nice view of the la boqhita bay"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Palma Real Hotel
BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT AT THE FOOT OF THE BEACH WITH TOTALLY NEW POOL
BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT AT THE FOOT OF THE BEACH WITH TOTALLY NEW POOL
Manzanillo, COL
The price is ¥16,144 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this apartment in Manzanillo. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Playa Azul Salagua and Playa San Pedrito are ...
No reviews
"El departamento esta subarrendado con unas personas jóvenes, son atentos hacia el huésped pero la verdad la "señora propietaria" de los departamentos es una grosera prepotente y sin educación, no sabe como tratar a los clientes, son mas de 8 departamentos y literal solo tiene una mini alberca a la ..."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT AT THE FOOT OF THE BEACH WITH TOTALLY NEW POOL
Oceanfront Condo, with Amazing Views at Playasol Las Hadas!!
Oceanfront Condo, with Amazing Views at Playasol Las Hadas!!
Manzanillo, COL
The price is ¥10,322 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this business-friendly condo in Manzanillo. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Playa La Audiencia and Las Hadas ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Maintenance issues
"Arrived to a toilet that was not functioning properly and waited for it to be fixed several time. TV had issues. Fridge stopped working and was not fixed for five days. We had food spoil which the owner reimbursed us for however because the fridge wasn’t repaired until the night before we left we ..."

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2021

Oceanfront Condo, with Amazing Views at Playasol Las Hadas!!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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