Seniors Head South of the Border


Manzanillo (pop. 25,000+), a city in the Mexican state of Colima, is located on the Pacific Ocean. Mexico’s busiest port and the third port created by the Spanish in the Pacific, Manzanillo is responsible for handling cargo for the Mexico City area.

The city is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World”. Since 1957, it has hosted important national and international fishing competitions, such as the Dorsey Tournament, making it a very attractive fishing destination. Manzanillo has become one of the country’s most important tourist resorts, and its excellent hotels and restaurants continue to meet the demands of both national and international tourism.


Senior visitors will see lots of ships in and around the Manzanillo harbor. In addition, it is home to the Navy’s Pacific Naval Force. There is a host of things to see and do including the Isla Navidad Golf Course, the famed Playa Miramar and the Barra Navidad that lays at the end of the Bay from the town of Melaque.

Historical and Magical Attract Senior Visitors

“Magical, Historic, Cultural and Intimate” are but a few of the words that best describe the balmy and magical escape senior citizens will experience in Manzanillo. The twin bays, the Bahia de Santiago (Santiago Bay) and Bahia de Manzanillo (Manzanillo Bay) both stretch for five miles along the Pacific Coast and are separated by the Santiago Peninsula.


The centro historico (historic downtown) of Manzanillo is located on the far eastern end of Manzanillo Bay, whereas the majority of the luxury resorts in Manzanillo are located in the area between the bays that surround the Santiago Peninsula. The beaches line the five-mile stretch of golden sand that curves around the Santiago Bay.

The weather in Manzanillo is pleasant year-round, and the beach sees an average of 350 days of sunshine each year. That matches the sun here in Arizona. 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.


The best time to visit Manzanillo is during the winter months from November to April. Perhaps some of you senior citizens will remember the famous slow-motion scene of Bo Derek running along the beach in Blake Edwards’ 10. This scene was filmed here.

I’d like to share with you a new discovery I’ve made, TomZap… filled with a lot of information.  So, senior travelers, consider spending some quality time in Manzanillo and bring along lots of sunscreen.  jeb

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