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Mapa de México

Map of Manzanillo

Mapa de Manzanillo en México

Information

  • Currency: the official currency is the Mexican peso, although US dollars are widely accepted throughout the country.
  • Official time: UTC – 7
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Population: Approximately 87 million inhabitants
  • Electricity: The voltage supplied in the country is 110 volts. The plugs have 3 flat prongs.

Country

With a total surface area of almost 2 million km2 and a wide variety of climates and landscapes, Mexico offers its visitors a range of natural landscapes, criss-crossed by more than 23 million hectares of protected natural reserves, typical villages, colonial cities, archeological sites from ancient cultures and an infinite range of festivities, colors and tastes.

With 29 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Mexico has become a travel must where you can enjoy the friendliness of its people, the depth of its traditions and excellent service in all its destinations, which will make your trip unforgettable.

Visit Mexico and allow yourself to be seduced by its rich and spicy cuisine, its nights of magic accompanied by a good tequila and the openness and warmth of its people.

Description of the area

The port of Manzanillo is on the Pacific coast, located between the Sierra Madre mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

The towns in this region constitute the essence of authentic Mexican style and in them you can find beachfront restaurants, vibrant markets, exciting water sports, renowned golf courses, crystalline beaches and nature in all its wildness. In addition, you will have the opportunity to go deep-sea fishing.

Cuisine

Mexican cuisine is one of the richest and most varied in the world. Cornmeal forms the basis of its cuisine, that is renowned for its barbecued meats, accompanied by spicy salsas, along with salads, vegetables and a wide variety of fruits.

Octopus, squid and prawns marinated in lemon are griddled, breaded or marinated in sauce, while freshly-caught, tasty lobster is another delicious example of this country’s cuisine.

Visits

Colima: the State capital where you can visit a volcano, the Basílica Menor, the Palacio de Gobierno, Colima University and the Cultural Center.

Comala: a historic monument since 1988.

Barra de Navidad: a beautiful, small town

Turtle Sanctuary: here you can admire the magical world of these marine animals.

Salt Museum: here you can learn about the process of salt production, which dates from the end of the XVIII century.

Shopping

Thanks to the proximity of Guadalajara, the capital of crafts and gifts, Manzanillo offers you a host of interesting shopping opportunities. You will find a wide variety of shops in the Plaza Manzanillo and Plaza Salahua shopping centers, which are just 15 minutes from the hotel.

In this town you can also pay a visit to the tianguis, shops which have a wide variety of products and handmade crafts, including silver, glassblowing, hand-made platters, candles, clothes, etc. Among Manzanillo’s tianguis, the most popular are Santiago and Miramar, which are open from 09.00 a.m. until 06.00 p.m.

In the streets in the center of this region you will also find various shops and galleries which offer paintings and sculptures from well-known local artists.