Hey guys, I recently put up an article on my Manzanillo Blog about how to visit Manzanillo on a small budget.
I thought you all would enjoy some of the advice. Maybe you have some ideas I could add to the article!
When To Go:
Prices easily double during tourist season. To get the best prices and deals, try visiting in September and early October. Most hotels and businesses are hurting for customers at this time and offer some great deals to attract business. If that's too hot for you then try to come in May.
Where To Stay:
Prices range from $25/night to $350/night. Staying at the cheapest hotel in Mexico can ruin your vacation if it is not clean and comfortable. We recommend a balanced approach. For about $50 a night you can get a decent, air-conditioned, comfortable room in a hotel like the new Hotel La Posada in the neighborhood of Santiago next to the Saturday Market.
Where To Eat:
Eat like the locals. Check out the taco stands. You can eat cheap and authentic and delicious food at these places. Look for how popular the stand is, if it is popular then it is a safe bet that the food is good and fresh.
Where To Shop:
Shop at the local markets. You can find great deals on local arts and crafts. If you are buying produce then go to your local abarrote. Skip Walmart and Soriana since they are always going to be more expensive.
What To Do:
Snorkeling is a great and cheap activitiy. The ocean provides endless fun. A great tip is to buy one of the small umbrellas at the checkout counters in Soriana. Saves you the 100 pesos they charge to use the umbrellas on the beach. Also, check out the ice skating at Club Maeva! 35 pesos, and you can tell all your friends you ice skated in Mexico
Those are a few tips I thought you guys would enjoy. I've got more on my website, but I didn't want to have a huge post. What ideas do you have for traveling cheaply in Mexico?