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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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Just a blue fish, not much else

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
nikio247
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Brampton, Canada
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brampton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
51 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Manzanillo, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

There aren't a lot of tourist hotels if any in the downtown core of Manzanillo. If you do visit you will find a busy main avenida with many stores with prices much lower than you will find in Plaza Manzanillo or other big stores along the main boulevard in the Salagua / Las Hadas areas where most of the tourists... More 

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Manzanillo, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I spend the winters here. I get lots of visitors. They all want to go to centro historico. About 5 years ago, I started saying no. I send them on their own. There is very little for tourists. I DO like going to the mercado. It is a bit hard to find, but is a typical Mexican mercado. Other than... More 

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Wainwright, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The sculpture is massive, and it's in a very pretty setting by the harbour. There is some good souvenier shopping just across the street. Then we kept walking on the streets farther back and got into a very traditional Mexican neighborhood. We came to the Central Market and that was really cool to watch the vendors preparing fish to sell... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stopped here for about half an hour as part of a bus tour of Manzanillo. I was great to see a part of the city that represents an integral part of the region tourist draw - swordfishing. We didn't go into any of the buildings, simply walked around the statue and enjoyed the place.

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port moody, british columbia, canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There are a couple of nice restaurants on the board walk, other than that, not much to see or do. Didn't like the meat/fish market; it was large and unappealing with all the 'faces' staring at you. Animal and fish faces, I mean.

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