Seniors Have Discovered Manzanillo

Manzanillo is said to be one of Mexico’s safest and most friendly cities senior travelers will find in Mexico. On the awesome Pacific coast, boasting 350 days of sunshine with average temperatures of 85, senior visitors will discover beautiful beaches, stunning accommodations and some of the friendliest people you’ll meet anywhere in the world.

The name Manzanillo refers to the city as well as its surrounding municipality in the Mexican state of Colima. The city, located on the Pacific Ocean, is Mexico’s busiest port, responsible for handling cargo for the Mexico City area. Known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World”, since 1957 Manzanillo has hosted important national and international fishing competitions, such as the Dorsey Tournament, making it a very attractive fishing destination.

The port is increasing in global popularity, which can only mean good things for the city’s economy and modernization prospects. The name Manzanillo was derived from the abundant groves of manzanilla trees that were used extensively in the early days of ship building.

Senior Tourist Destination

Manzanillo, with a population of just over 110,000,  has become one of the country’s most important tourist destinations. Its excellent hotels and restaurants continue to meet the demands of both national and international tourism. Located between Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco, it has become a haven for sun worshippers, sports enthusiasts and honeymooners.

At the North end of Manzanillo bay is the resort Las Hadas (“the fairies”), which is the most famous of the city’s resorts, having been featured in the movie 10 with Bo Derek and Dudley Moore. Do you remember that movie?  Manzanillo consists of two bays with crescent-shaped beaches, each about 4 miles in length. Tomzap is a new URL for me and you’ll discover it to be very useful for FAQs. Senior golfers, get this…there are three courses named in “The 100 Greatest in the World” by Golf Digest Magazine.

The best time for seniors citizens to visit Manzanillo is during the winter months from November to April. Manzanillo’s close proximity to the Sierra Madre Mountains helps to keep temperatures slightly cooler than many of the other well-known resort destinations located up and down the Pacific Coast. Wikitravel notes that Manzanillo “makes a great getaway with world famous beaches, festivals with lots of local flavor and fabulous outdoor activities. Splash it up, catch your dinner (sport fishing), peek into a volcano or explore the deep blue sea. Manzanillo has it all.”

Where Seniors Can Relax

I think that you’ll enjoy Isla Navidad said to be a true heaven on earth where reefs, cliffs and golden beaches combine with a golf course in front of the sea, a peaceful lagoon and a small seascape. This place is ideal to relax, far from the noise and the constant hustle of the big cities. So I’ll depart today and invite you to view several videos to give you a taste of Manzanillo .   Enjoy the weather and the many amenities of Manzanillo. jeb



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