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Stories and Tips Manzanillo

Car Rental Horror

Written by iluvdravel on 20 Jan, 2008

For our family vacation, on 8/12/07 we arrived at Manzanillo airport in Mexico, at the Thrifty counter I was told that the Orbitz rate of $71.98, under which I have reserved the car through Orbitz was a mistake, it should have been $201. Left with…Read More

Shopping/City Tour

Written by mwc on 18 Jun, 2002

In the lobby of the Karmina Palace are a few different companies selling different tours. We booked a tour with the company that provided our airport transfers, "Contactours" since they had a relationship with Alaska Airlines. Tour was for half a day by…Read More

Watching hockey in Spanish

Written by ragansj on 24 Apr, 2003

When I booked I didn't realize the Winter Olympics were to be going when we attended. The coverage was quite good considering Mexico is not known for their bobsled team. We took a liking to one of the bartenders, who couldn't speak english well but…Read More

One week at an all-inclusive

Written by ragansj on 24 Apr, 2003

My brother took our two sons (aged 20 and 21) to Manzanillo for a week through an RCI trade. We opted for the all-inclusive after much soul searching. It was wonderful. The meals (even freshly made omletes in the morning) were great, as were the…Read More

Various other activities

Written by MaryJo on 06 Mar, 2001

The resort has a fitness center (reasonably well supplied) and spa. The spa was closed for remodeling when I was there, but services were available in one's room. Main swimming pool included a swim up bar, along with a gentle slide. Kids using it…Read More

Sunset Cruises

Written by 12CGTV on 27 Oct, 2000

For a sunset cruise,buy tickets from travel agents, or downtown at La Perlita Dock fronting the harbor.Tickets go on sale at La Perlita daily from 10 am to 2 pm and cost 15 dollars.The trip is a peaceful one, there`s no music or entertainment,cruise includes…Read More

Manzanillo Shopping

Written by 12CGTV on 27 Oct, 2000

Most shops sell T-shits,shorts,etc.Only a few shops carry Mexican crafts,and clothing,and almost all are downtown on the streets near the central plaza. You can also try exploring the new American-style malls on the road to Santiago and in the village of Santiago itself.…Read More

Barra De Navidad

Written by 12CGTV on 27 Oct, 2000

About 65 miles north of Manzanillo is a small village called Barra De Navidad. Barra has cobbled streets,good budget hotels and restaurants,and a funky beach charm.Swimming and enjoying the lovely beach and the bay view take up most tourists time.During the low season May-Nov. It…Read More

Hotel Sierra Plaza Manzanillo

Written by 12CGTV on 27 Oct, 2000

This is the second best hotel,opened in 1990. This hotel has 21 floors overlooking La Audiencia beach.Architecturally it mimics the white Moorish style that has become so popular in Manzanillo.Four restaurants cover all meals and styles from casual to elegant.This hotel was easy to walk…Read More

Camino Real Las Hadas

Written by 12CGTV on 27 Oct, 2000

I did not stay at this beautiful hotel,but I had to see it.Anyone that has heard of Manzanillo has heard of Las Hadas.You may remember it from the movie 10 with Bo Derek it was filmed at this resort.The elegant white resort hotel is one…Read More

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