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Historic and nice

It's the site where spanish conquistadors first reached land and now, full of tourists is still a... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2012
Gigi D
San Diego, California
Nice sheltered bay

Playa Audiencia is a nice sheltered bay with small waves. It is dominated by the Tesoro hotel and... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2012
Calgary, Canada
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The 1979 movie "10" introduced the world to Bo Derek, and this beautiful beach.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tesoro hotel” (4 reviews)
“nice beach” (6 reviews)
“small table” (2 reviews)
Manzanillo, Mexico
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

It's the site where spanish conquistadors first reached land and now, full of tourists is still a site to enjoy, you can board a day cruise or catamaran or just relax.

1  Thank Gigi D
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Playa Audiencia is a nice sheltered bay with small waves. It is dominated by the Tesoro hotel and its beach. However, since all beaches in Mexico are accessible by the public, you can take your own umbrella and towels and park yourself anywhere on the...More

3  Thank YYC_traveler_10
Reviewed 6 June 2012

I used to love this playa but the big hotel next door (Tesoro) has ruined this playa. It was too dirty during our visit, too much noise pollution from el Tesoro hotel and boats blasting loud music. Vendors tend to be a pushy and it...More

Thank IsraelC787
Reviewed 20 May 2012

One of my favourite spots to snorkel. Well protected bay from ocean waves, lots of fish, seahorses.

1  Thank JustmeManzanillo
Reviewed 31 March 2012

This review is for Lujo tours in Manzanillo, Colima, MX We were there from Jan 17-Feb 1st 2012 for our vacation/wedding & honeymoon and stayed at Hotel Tesoro on Playa La Audiencia which was great! We first did some tours with Lujo in 2011 and...More

Thank gdbates
Reviewed 1 March 2012

It is small but nice, and the Tesoro resort is on it and they are building a new condo building on one end of it. The other end is where the local people and tourists who ae not on the beach come. You can rent...More

Reviewed 8 February 2012

This is a real Mexican beach--not just American tourists on this beach. There's a restaurant on the north side that delivers to your chair really good food and drinks. The water is clear and is great for snorkeling. The vendors are not pushy but are...More

1  Thank Saltillos
Reviewed 29 January 2012

There is very little surf. It is great for swiming or snorkling. The beach is located in a sheltered bay.

1  Thank Wee Angus
Reviewed 12 November 2011

If you like beach vendors (and I do!) then here's a good place to find some souvenirs and to book and snorkeling or boat tour.

Thank lisamiga
Reviewed 13 February 2011

The historic Playa de la Audiencia is located in a sheltered bay just east of the toney Peninsula de Santiago. Like all Mexican beaches it is a public beach even though it is dominated by the gigantic, shadow-casting, all-inclusive Hotel Tesoro and the in-construction 17-storey...More

2  Thank Farsante2
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Flaka R
11 April 2017|
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Response from EmMorningstar | Reviewed this property |
Hello Flaka R, this place is a public beach, but you can find hotels nearby that vary in prices and luxury. If you don't mind spending a little more you can check out Barceló or Las Hadas, that have private beaches near La... More
22 September 2016|
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Response from OntarioTravellers2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes that is a good time to go although it may rain. Try the Barcelon or Tesoro.
27 September 2015|
Response from mototyacht | Reviewed this property |
about 25 minutes away! the marker on the map is wrong, I have tried to change it to no avail.