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“A place to avoid” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manzanillo Bay

Ranked #5 of 32 things to do in Manzanillo
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Owner description: One of two major bays situated directly north of the city.
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A place to avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

we spend 3 long month in Manzanillo and could not wait to leave . Manzanillo is a dusty unfriendly city with much anti American sentiments. The beach ? is wonderful to look at, except there are so many run down hotels built very close to the water front,that fall apart right in front of your eyes ..there is no way you can swim in the Bay it is terrible dangerous and not clean. There is a huge power plant spitting coal smoke into the air ,the traffic is terrible, the conditions on the road outrages not to mention the swarms of mosquito's from the near by swamps that make any outdoor activity impossible. Dengue fever is very dangerous and we both got a touch of it .Never again ..there are many many beautiful places in Mexico but Manzanillo is not one of them

Visited April 2012
3 Thank agnes l
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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Deep Sea Fishing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

While in Manzanillo, Mexico we went deep sea fishing on the "Macarela" based out of the port of Manzanillo. Captain Dayo and second mate, Juan made our experience a very enjoyable and memorable one. The boat is an older one but very well cared for and clean. We chartered the boat for $300 USD for a five hour trip for the four of us.

We had been out for about two hours before I got my 35 pound Dorado (Mahi Mahi) and waited another hour before our next one. After another hour the two men got their Dorados within minutes of each other and we lost one when the line tangled and broke. All four of us caught Dorados ranging in size from 25 pounds to 35 pounds! And we were provided with endless ice cold Coronitas!

When we returned to dock, our first mate filleted two of the fish right on the dock while we watched the young children hand fishing. We took the fillets from one of our fish back to the Los Delfines restaurant at Los Hadas Golf & Marine Resort where the chef prepared the most fantastic meal for us.

If you are going deep sea fishing we would highly recommend this experienced crew. The number to contact the "Macarela" is 01(314)33 259 61 and the cell phone number is: 044(314)87 246 35.

For first time deep sea fishers this was a fantastic experience.

Visited January 2013
6 Thank DJJG J
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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Clean and relaxing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We lived at the El Camino Real Manzanillo on the beach. Very quiet, clean and relaxing. Feb 6-20/2013. very good restaurant along that beach (Toscana, Bodegas, etc....) Excellent place for Camarones and Oysters.

Visited February 2013
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sunset Cruise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

Did a short cruise of both Santiago Bay and Manzanillo Bay just before sunset. Saw the resorts from the ocean, along with houses on the cliffs. Saw the Sleeping Elephant Rock. Great cruise with really great people! A lot of fun!

Visited December 2012
Thank Joyce L
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Ajijic, Mexico
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The best swimming beach is La Boquita”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

On the north side of the bay, La Boquita is the beach favoured by locals. Hard sand beach, gentle slope, small waves. A string of beachfront restaurants serve great seafood right on the sand.

Visited August 2012
6 Thank MikeInMexico
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