Along with Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan, Manzanillo is one of the three most popular resorts on the Mexican Riviera, and for good reason too. Where land meets the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful golden sand beaches await those who visit simply to make the most of the region’s gloriously warm sunshine, while the surrounding jungle-smothered, mountainous landscapes beg for exploration by the more adventurous.
There’s more to Manzanillo than its beaches and natural beauty though. Divert away from the picturesque coast and into the city and you’re in for a very different, but no less rewarding experience. The downtown area of the city, while retaining a tranquil, laidback feel, is a busy commercial and cultural hub, buzzing with the energy of local life. Amongst the typically Mexican scenes of plazas, little streets and colonial-style architecture, you’ll find there are plenty of family-run restaurants, bars and shops offering an authentic taste of the Manzanillo.