Manzanillo, Mexico

Manzanillo, Mexico

Manzanillo refers to both the city name and its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Colima and is located on the Pacific Ocean.

Manzanillo’s black, white and gold beaches are popular for relaxing and sports such as snorkelling and kayaking. Playa Las Brisas and Playa Miramar are two popular beaches here.

La Audiencia is a stylish enclave of million dollar real estate – hillside villas, hotels, condos and timeshares located on a narrow peninsula that separates the Bay of Santiago from the Bay of Manzanillo.

There’s an abundance of fish such as sailfish and blue marlin just minutes away from shore making deep sea fishing a favorite pastime.

The disabled cruiser visiting Manzanillo 

Where You’re Docked

Cruise ships dock at the cruise terminal located adjacent to the commercial port.

Local shuttles from the pier into town are usually available. Blue taxis queue just inside the marine terminal’s security gate. Ensure you set a price before setting off.

There is a waterfront pavement which connects the port to the town plaza, walking it takes around 30 minutes and passes by a popular local beach.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

On foot: 

By car: 

By bus:

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Peso.


The official language in Manzanillo 


You’ll find beachwear, pottery, baskets etc in souvenir shops adjoining the waterfront town plaza. The Miramar Flea Market at Miramar Beach also have a lot of souvenir stands. There are two shopping centers here; Plaza Manzanillo and Salagua, on Boulevard Miguel de la Madrid.

Fresh seafood, fish and Mexican dishes can all be found on menus

Points of Interest

  • Manzanillo – a seven-

Manzanillo Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Manzanillo Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible