In 1522, Hernan Cortes landed on a beach on the Pacific coast which he named "Bahia Buena Esperanza", then by 1527, Alvaro Saavedra arrived to this place, he christianized it named "Puerto de Santiago de la Buena Esperanza" today, Manzanillo, the largest town of the state of Colima.
It is characterized for being a high-level port located between the lines of navigation in the Far East, North, Central and South America and Oceania. Landscapes with penetrating colors such as the green of their palms and fascinating shapes as the relief of the Sierra Madre Sur are characteristics that describe broadly speaking the beauty of its surroundings.
In recent years the Port of Manzanillo has had important changes in tourism infrastructure such as communication routes, by land, by air or by sea, this accesses are first class. The Playa de Oro airport receives daily flights from Mexico, the United States and Canada. The maritime terminal for cruise ships is one of the most ambitious projects that today come true with the arrival of numerous cruises throughout the year. In addition, the new bus terminal in Manzanillo allows connection to the main cities in Mexico. And if you prefer, the modern highway Guadalajara - Manzanillo will take you close to the beach in just three hours.
Its climate is warm and humid throughout the year and is ideal for fun and to sunbathe in one of its long beaches; among the most important are: Salahua, Las Hadas, Miramar, Santiago, La Boquita, La Audiencia, Isla Navidad and La Colimilla . The vacationers can find all the possible fun in some of their activities such as water sports, adventure on cuatrimotos, horseback riding, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Manzanillo is known as "The World's Capital of the sailfish" and every year during the month of November is celebrated the famed International Tournament which has obtained its deserved nickname.
And how to forget the excellent golf courses that are part of the activities required for amateurs.
Three of the best Greens are here: Isla de Navidad, Las Hadas Golf Club and The Santiago Club.
Why do not you spoil yourself in one of the renowned resorts along the bay or enjoy the typical dishes that are served daily in its many restaurants: a la diabla shrimps or in cocktail, prawns with garlic or chile tree, grilled crayfish, cebiche colimense, prepared with chunks of sailfish or sawfish Michi broth (based on fish with vegetables), seafood soup, tatemado (pork backbone seasoned with guajillo chile, bay leaves, cumin, garlic, tomato and liquefied green tomate), chilayo (based on pork with green tomato sauce, cooked chile guajillo, rice, cumin, garlic and salt) or the famous Pozole, the typical dish most emblematic of the state.
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Explore the newly renovated Historic Center, learn from the historical passages of Manzanillo in one of its museums, move to the rhythm of the Nightlife in some of their bars and especially captive your gaze at dusk at the Miramar pier or along the Paseo Espiritu Santo with the golden and deep blue that only the Pacific Ocean can offer.