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Address: Manzanillo, Mexico
Activities: Shopping
Description: Spanish for "the center" and refers to the center of town.

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Great walk

A wonderful place to spend an afternoon wandering around. Little shops, cafes to sit and watch the world pass you by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Joyce P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to spend an afternoon wandering around. Little shops, cafes to sit and watch the world pass you by.

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Keremeos, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Loved the shopping,and must stop Botanas Bar called Bar Social.. live music,great drinks,and they bring you lots of Yummy food! This place has been there since 1952 very unique, excellent authentic place! Our favourite in El Centro!

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Washington
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

went there to experience the local life; ate at several local taco stands, geletto and ate at the market. friendly locals and safe

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Found the city of Manzanillo very clean and very honest people. We were standing on the street corner and a young fellow asked us if we were OK. Kind of surprised us but thought that was pretty cool!

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the actual city of Manzanillo. Head straight down the first street from the Sailfish & let the Mexican handicrafts, Manzanillo t-shirts & souvenir shopping begin! Its shop after shop for at least 5 blocks, prices are so cheap that there is no need to haggle. Restaurants, & Hotel Colonial are located right in the middle of it all.... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

not much to see here, just the big blue fish statue, not even many shops or markets to check out. We stopped here as part of a half day trip but expected this to be the highlight, was disappointing.

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an amazing city with amazing people. I think the dislike is more on the travellers reviews. Remember you are in an older part of Mexico you are not getting New York city 5* resort, but you will get a great vacation in a wonderful city

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visit the market several times to purchase fresh fruits and fresh juice. El Centro (jardin area) has many tourist shops as well as the experience of the bay area.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

You can't miss the City Centre. It has the large blue sailfish sculpture with a park with some oddly decorative trees. The town plaza has a variety of tourist shops and restaurants besides the usual government buildings. We only stopped for a drink so can't comment on the food. The church is up the hill and worth a stop (its... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very typical of Central American shops. Streets are really quite clean. Some modernization and street improvements have been made over the years however you still get the smaller town feel. Vendors are great and not pushy. The mercado is multi level with partking on top. Lots of fresh produce and meats. Great buys.

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Address: Address: Manzanillo, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Colima  >  Manzanillo

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