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Manzanillo Mexico, The Ideal Getaway Spot
By:Tom Klos

Manzanillo is a city, as well as a municipality, in the state of Colima in Mexico on the Mexican Riviera. It is a coastal city on the Pacific side with the busiest port in Mexico. However, despite it's commercial importance it has retained its tranquil laid-back Mexican charm. Manzanillo is readily accessible by land, air, and water, and is a growing tourist destination among foreigners and Mexicans alike. What is there for a tourist to do here? Lots. Just consider briefly the following:

Manzanillo has many beaches to choose from for surfing, swimming, or simply admiring, beach such as Playa San Pedrito and Playa Audiencia.

Surfing is very popular in Manzanillo, especially in Playa Miramar. Scuba diving is popular here also. Local boat tours will take to places difficult to get to but merit a visit. These tours also have stops for scuba diving.

Manzanillo is a great place for sport fishing, with year-round excursions available. In fact, it is a self-proclaimed "sailfish capital of the world." The city is also well known internationally for deep-sea fishing.

Tours are available of the city itself as well as of colonial Colima. There are several lagoons along the coast, which are excellent places to go bird watching. Available eco-tours will take you there. A new toll road makes the colonial and historic city of Guadalajara reachable as a day trip.

If you're a golfer then bring your clubs as Manzanillo has two of the top golf courses in Mexico.

Being a fairly large city, restaurants and bars are readily available, but they can be a fair taxi ride away from some resorts. Shopping too varies from upscale shops to local vendors.

Yes, Manzanillo is definitely a place worth considering for your next vacation to Mexico. With plenty to do and warm laid-back attitude Manzanillo is an attractive get-away-from-it-all destination.

Tom Klos

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