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Manzanillo Highlights

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Comala, Col., Mexico

Mexico's Pueblos Mágicos (Magic Towns) program was launched in 2001 by the country's secretary of tourism, whose goal was to draw visitors to smaller municipalities that were typically under the tourist radar. Many of these towns have...

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Av.Lopez Mateo, 28350 Cuyutlán, Col., Mexico

What started as an initiative to protect the region's sea turtles has expanded to include the management of other species, including crocodiles, iguanas and even the estuary and mangroves they all call home. Since the center's founding...

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Valle Dorado, Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

One man's effort to rescue and rehabilitate an injured iguana turned into a large-scale project that now encompasses the care of more than 300 of these reptiles. His "iguanario" is a bit of a one-man circus (and on a haphazardly...

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Av Tecnologico Sn, Villa de Alvarez, Villa de Álvarez, 28979 Villa de Álvarez, Col., Mexico

Not as well-known as Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán or Teotihuacán near Mexico City, La Campana is nonetheless one of the country's important archaeological sites. In fact, this center of the Capacha people was the largest...

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If you’re not scuba-certified—or you just don’t have time for a dive—snorkeling the waters of Manzanillo can be just as rewarding. Various outfitters can lead you on an aquatic excursion that includes snorkeling around a...

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Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

Taking a turn around the town center is a long-standing tradition in most of Mexico's pueblos and even its biggest cities. It's in these centers where you'll find smallandcharming shops, cafés and restaurants, live music and public art...

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Av. Vista Hermosa S/N, Las Hadas, Península de Santiago, 28867 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

The 18-hole bayside golf course at this upscale hotel features all sorts of challenges for both novice and expert golfers, with the first hole—bounded by sand traps—offering a taste of the tough tees to come. If you start to feel...

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Delfin 15, Residencial la Jolla, Club Santiago, 28860 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

The internationally inspired fare (Asian and Italian, mostly) at Oasis Ocean Club is good, but most guests patronize this spot for its enviable views and its lively atmosphere. Sitting right on the waterfront, the two-level restaurant looks out...

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5 de Mayo 28200, Centro Histórico, 28200 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

Local markets remain a staple of Mexican life, and are typically a one-stop shop for a variety of needs. Manzanillo’s municipal market is no different, offering basic home goods, food staples and several on-site services, such as tailoring...

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Boulevard Costero Miguel de la Madrid 13, Peñitas, 28868 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

The Miramar flea market is comprised of a string of outdoor kiosks where vendors sell everything from flip-flops to jewelry crafted from shells. They’re exactly the kinds of items you’d expect for the locale, which is right along...