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“Overrated”
Review of Playa La Audiencia

Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Manzanillo
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Owner description: The 1979 movie "10" introduced the world to Bo Derek, and this beautiful beach.
San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Overrated”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

The beach is nice but it's mostly for those staying at the hotel right there. There is a large market of locals selling things at tourist rates (nearly 2-3x the price of other markets in the area). The swimming is not very good due to the weird current.

Visited March 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Great little cove and beach!”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stayed at the Tesoro and the beach was the best part. Just great. Snorkeling VERY good along the right side of the cove facing the ocean. Make sure you snorkel not only along the rocks but out toward the boats and look for the large rocks, lots of fish!! We saw lobsters, octopus, moray eel, spotted sea snakes, tons of rays and dozens of species of fish. Clear, warm water.

Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Fogon Restaurant”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Good service. Good food. Many Mexican dishes worth trying. On the main road and available. Loved the variety of dishes as well as the Mexican typical fare.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Historic and nice”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
438 reviews
86 attraction reviews
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“Nice sheltered bay”
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 beach. You'll find many Mexican families who come with their umbrellas, beach chairs, towels, beverages and snacks to spend the day. The cove has many fishing and tourist boats in it and I often find the smell of the gasoline and exhaust from the boats overwhelming. Try to find a spot away from where the boats are. The vendors have displays set up at the entrance to the beach and rarely bother you when you are sitting on the beach. There are a couple of beach side restaurants and public toilets. Snorkelling is good in this bay. Enter by the Club de Yachts. Typically the beach is very busy on weekends.

Visited November 2011
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