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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 small and charming shops, cafés and restaurants, live music and...

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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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Degollado, 28450 Comala, Col., Mexico

Just outside Manzanillo proper, you'll find this former sugar-plantation hacienda and onetime home of artist Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo. It now serves as a cultural center that hosts several artistic and anthropological programs run by a local...

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Playa San Pedrito, Deportiva 5 de Mayo, 28250 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

Manzanillo, situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is often called the Sailfish Capital of the World, so it’s little surprise that outfitters here can take you on a thrilling sportfishing trip. Dorado, marlin and tuna are among the other...

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León Marino Lote 7 Villa, Océano, 28219 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

This casual restaurant is a favorite among locals for its stellar seafood lunches. Politicians and businesspeople are among the frequent diners. Join them and follow their lead, starting your meal with ceviche or seafood salad, then graduating to...

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Del Mar 1506, Playa Azul Salagua, 28218 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

It’s always lovely when a beautiful view accompanies a delicious meal, and both can be had at Pacífica del Mar. This oceanside restaurant has an outdoor terrace where diners can feel the sea breeze as they wait for their...

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Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

Barra Navidad is widely considered Manzanillo's best beach, thanks to its clean sand and generally calm turquoise water. Should you tire of lazing around on the shore or splashing in the sea, hire a captain to ferry you around the bay to see...

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Blvd. Miguel de la Madrid Kilómetro 9.5, Salagua, 28869 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

The traditional Mexican fare on the menu here draws on the diverse and delicious culinary styles of Mexico’s main gastronomic regions, offering an alternative to many of the taco- and seafood-oriented restaurants in Manzanillo. Guests...

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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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Plaza Manzanillo Boulevard Costero, Blvd. Miguel de la Madrid, Salagua, 28867 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

Forgot to pack your bathing suit or need a hat to protect you from the intense sun? This shopping center features several dozen stores where you can find just what you need. Plaza Manzanillo also has some useful services, such as a bank and...

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Blvd. Miguel de la Madrid 145, Santiago Centro, 28860 Manzanillo, Col., Mexico

Those in the know—mostly expats who call Manzanillo home—rave about Café Bean’s oversize omelets as well as its coffee, which can be topped with house-made whipped cream. The café also has a book exchange and...

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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...