Santiago Peninsula
Santiago Peninsula
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These dramatic hilly slopes are home to Las Hadas, known as a "fantasy land."
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Kristina F
Minneapolis12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stayed at the Galapagos condos on Santiago Peninsula. The main drawback was that the streets are narrow, steep and cobblestoned. Not every driver knows the streets, so keep your Google map out for your first drive in - you may be the one giving directions! If you need a taxi, be prepared to call for one, since they do not cruise these back streets. And on a busy weekend night, a taxi may never come (our experience). Walk to the north end of the beach to Audiencia Avenue and walk up the Avenue to find better transportation.
Written January 10, 2020
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AnalouManent
Miami Beach, FL10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011 • Couples
The best place to enjoy fresh fish and seafood in Manzanillo is at the Santiago Peninsula, at the Fishermen Cooperativa... Served right on the beach under the Palapas, Fresh Fish from the Ocean to your Plate, tried the Pescado Sarandeado and a Ceviche or Vuelve a la Vida Seafood Cocktail.
Reviewed by Analou Manent
Written April 30, 2012
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lisamiga
Kelowna, Canada36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Family
If you're staying at Karmina, be sure to take a stroll down the ocean path to the Las Hadas resort and marina. Take a break and have a mango margarita at Frida's and then follow the stairs up to the street level. You can walk all the way to Playa Audencia, but be careful, it's a very narrow street and buses do travel it!
Written November 12, 2011
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Marilyn
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Stayed in a beautiful Condo at Burgos II with view of ocean and sunsets. Condo had huge bedroom with king bed and walk-in closet. Bathroom with shower and lots of hot water. Fully equipped kitchen with walk-in pantry. Sofa and 2 chairs in LR. Complete with balcony with table and three chairs. Condo also had ceiling fans in BD and LR as well as air conditioning. Free WiFi in Condo. There was also a swimming pool.
Written March 5, 2023
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Murray M
Edmonton, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
We recently spent a month in Manzanillo, Jan 30, 2015 to end of Feb, We had a car rented and paid for with Thrifty at the Manzanillo Airport. We arrived mid day, cleared customs and headed to the rental car counters, stepped up to Thrifty's and presented paperwork showing a paid in full rental. We were told , "sorry, no car" .thinking he didn't understand I showed him the paperwork again, I wasn't trying to rent, I had a paid in full rental....Nope he hadn't misunderstood, same answer, no car....another fellow lined up behind me, I turned asked him if he had paid for a rental, he said no, he had reserved from Manzanillo and took a cab out when he was told they had one, ( 600 peso ride)...I stepped aside and said see what the clerk says, he did and was told the same, no car....he stepped sideways to the Alamo and rented their last one, I stepped sideways in the opposite direction and was greeted by an extremely surly Budget clerk who informed me , yes they had one but if I wasn't buying their 75.00 a day insurance pkge they would have to charge my visa 14,000.00 U.S. to cover the entire cost of the car.

I was then summoned back to the Thrifty counter to be told they would call me as soon as they had one, day or two at the most.... no choice but to grab a cab as we were staying in a rented house, their was no transportation provided....600 peso's later we arrived at our house.

Long story short, Thrifty never did come thru with a car, and 10 days later I was still fighting for a refund....finally I was referred to Vasa car rental, that afternoon, they delivered a car to the house, signed all the forms and left the car, 8 days later I picked up the agent on the way to the Airport, he signed of at the terminal, gave me a receipt and drove away, no extra charge....

My advice avoid thrifty and budget like the plague, if you need a car in the Manzanillo area google Vasa and use them, personally I will not use thrifty or Budget again, anywhere, and I am not likely to book anything thru Rental Cars. com either, they were just as unhelpful in resolving this issue....
Written March 3, 2015
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Boatwatch
Manzanillo18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
There are a group of resturants at the Las Hadas marina, some resturants associated with the hotels, and various resturants along the road out to Audienca beach. The cobble stone streets and steep climbs to anywhere are a challenge, but #8 bus will take you around to anywhere tourists go.
P.S. I live here.
Written December 3, 2014
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YYC_traveler_10
Calgary, Canada402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The Santiago peninsula is removed from Manzanillo centro and the port - which is a good thing. The Peninsula is home to many condos, hotels and private homes. La Punta is a high end gated community. Las Hadas is a condo/hotel, has a marina, and many good restaurants. A great condo complex is El Faro at the top of the hill. It has fabulous views of both bays and is known for its beautiful vistas and sunset views. There are no time share salespeople in Manzanillo and it is not anywhere as touristy as PV or Cancun.
Written November 13, 2015
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Kevin F
Antioch, CA8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Here's a place that we would never have discovered had it not been for a snorkeling trip we booked while on a Princess cruise to the Mexican Riviera. The snorkeling trip booked through Aquatic Adventures, which was one of the best ever, uses this beach to launch from on their dive trips. This secluded spot on the north side of the Manzanillo Bay is not visible from the highway, so if you didn't know about it, you could easily drive right passed the entrance. The water in the bay was hot when we returned from our trip and there is also a shipwreck not far from shore that is full of tropical and local fish just waiting for you to take their picture. The shoreline is full of places to eat and there are plenty of boats available to take you fishing or??? and personal water craft to rent for your pleasure. Great spot, calm waters and plenty of food and sunshine.
Kevin F Antioch, Ca.
Written February 23, 2017
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Sylvie B
Montreal, Canada14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Couples
Very funny 3 hrs boat trip, view of Elephant rock, snokeling, and danse entertained by the GEO.
Dinner fantastic on the beach. Swimming.
Written February 24, 2013
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Michael D
La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Business
It is a wonderful place to soak up the sun swim, and then have some guacamole washed down by a huge marguerita. Well need I say more?
Written January 19, 2013
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