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“Small, often busy beach”
Review of Playa La Audiencia

Ranked #3 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.
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This small, protected, public beach is at the end of the main street on the peninsula with Las Hadas resort and other high-end hotels and housing. Weekends can be very busy with bus-loads of visitors. Beach and water is nice. There is decent snorkeling off the north end of the beach along the rocky coastline. Take some small coins for the public restrooms. Umbrellas and water sports are available from vendors on the beach. BTW, the photo at the top of the page is not Audiencia beach.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

This beach is very nice however dont expect paradise, this is a typical pacific coast beach so sand is brownish tan and the water not that clear, depending on season the surf can get as high as 6ft and make for dedent body or regular surfing, the undertow is dangerous pick your spot the steeper parts of the beach and the more dangerous the water. No lifeguards so be careful water temp is perfect in any a season the best part of the beach is its length if you want to stroll walking you can go for an hour easy and work on your tan, local shak restaurant abound, good fresh fruit and ice cold bear stay away from red meat and stick to fresh fish grilled. Safety is fine local people are very nice and often frequent the beach with family, porly equipped for water sports you will have to go to the small hotel at the north to find an avg jet ski to rent or banana boat. Parking is anywhere in frontnof the beach.

1  Thank DIDIERGOLF
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Playa Audiencia is one of the oldest tourist attractions we have at the "Emerald of The Pacific", Manzanillo-Santiago, Colima. This Playa = Beach is located at the end of Calle = Street La Audiencia. This is the historic place where Hernan Cortez sailed to and requested an "Audience" = Audiencia with the natives of this area where a great tropical variety of trees grew in abundance at that time. He requested their assistance to cut down enough of those trees that would enable him to build ships to travel to the Philipines. To my knowledge it did not happen. Nevertheless, this beautiful cove of a beach remained with it's current name, "Playa Audiencia", where the sands are fine and the water clear, where it has the best snorkling in our area, often finding seahorses and other colorful tropical fish a few feet away from shore. It is perfect for the sun worshiper because there is very little surf.

1  Thank Eileen S
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Love the fact that everyone can enjoy this beach. There is little surf so you can enjoy the water without fear. Go during the week when it isn't too crowded. An umbrella and 4 lounge chairs cost $150 pesos and they bring food and drinks to you. It is a family beach. Bring your snorkel.

Thank stephany38
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Beautiful beach, but, very crowded... not as large as some others...
Lots of trailers pulling up filled with people, making it a very busy beach...
Off to the next one for me...

Thank ctrlqueen
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