We have had a wonderful week’s stay at Karen Brown's Dolphin Cove Inn in Manzanillo, Mexico. Each room has a balcony and faces the beautiful bay – very comfortable beach living. There is a man-made narrow beach with comfortable lounges, tables, umbrellas for shade. There is also a pool by the restaurant (that serves Very Good food).
We rented a car at the airport and took day trips all but one day – Manzanillo, Colima, etc. The driving was easy, very polite road traffic. A driving tip is to follow the signs to 'Zona Hotelera' to find the Dolphin Cove Inn. It is on the bay side of mountains housing other hotels, resorts, homes. The road up is cobble stone, extremely bumpy.
There is a small market at the Inn and another in an indoor mall on the main street xxxMadrid. Hearty walkers can get there by foot through the Hadas golf course.
One recommendation that was not palatable was the Shrimp Tempura at the recommended Toscana Restaurant. It was not tempura but more fried like fish n chips.
There are not maps available but the folks in the office will provide details on how to get anywhere. After a day locally, one knows the way around.
We ran into no one who did not speak English. We also overheard many conversations by English speakers saying this was their 10th or so year down here.
We have traveled Karen Brown's itineraries in Spain and the west coast of the US. She has good directions, taste, interesting things to do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dolphin Cove Inn offers affordable and ideal Manzanillo hotel vacation lodging accommodations and is the perfect Manzanillo Mexico vacation destination for your Mexican Riviera vacation. Manzanillo is ideally located in the Mexican state of Colima just between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Manzanillo vacations have become very popular in recent years as this Mexico Riviera vacation spot is now one of the most important tourist resorts in all of Mexico. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolphin Cove Hotel Manzanillo
- Dolphin Cove Manzanillo