Magical, historic, cultural, intimate – these are but a few of the words that best describe the balmy and magical escape that is Manzanillo on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. A lush, tropical environment welcomes travelers – verdant hillsides make way for sandy beaches, a setting that just begs for outdoor adventures and lazy days by the ocean. Visit between December and April and you’re likely to glimpse one of the playful whales swimming in Manzanillo Bay. By night, the village is full of energetic nightlife and restaurants are full to the brim. It’s all the charm of old world Mexico with every 21-century creature comforts you could want.
While the crashing Pacific surf is sure to capture your attention for much of your time in Manzanillo, be sure to check out the countless other outdoor pursuits. Take an ATV off-road adventure, go deep-sea or sportfishing, head out hiking on an eco tour or take to the sea by kayak. Go sailing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and surfing, then head back to shore for some shopping. Lace up your tennies for a volcano or waterfall tour.
Best of all, if you choose one of Manzanillo’s many vacation rentals, you’ll be saving money compared to a traditional hotel, so you’ll have extra to spend on locally guided tours and sightseeing – truly making the most of your vacation dollars.
Jaws will drop at the gorgeous rental homes available in Manzanillo. Consider a private beachfront villa within a gated community, complete with a private pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean and outdoor BBQ area for you and your guests. These communities often offer access to private beach clubs and on-site gyms as well. Or, rent a brand-new loft apartment in Santiago Hills, the perfect secluded hideaway just above the life of the town. Amenities in these vacation rentals are plentiful, ranging from fully equipped gourmet kitchens and indoor/outdoor dining areas to state-of-the-art entertainment centers and Jacuzzis.
A roomy beach house makes for a fantastic family-friendly getaway. Parents and kids can spread out, with plenty of room to call their own, cook their own meals in the kitchen, come and go as they please, walk right to the water’s edge – what’s not to love? And with Manzanillo’s breadth of rental home options, there’s something for every size group, every budget and every interest.