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Sportfishing - Sailfish Manzanillo


Manzanillo is renowned for its excellent sailfish catch. The peak season is November through March, and sailfish, giant tuna, snapper, dorado, sea bass and yellowtail become prize catches. An international tournament is held each November. Charters are easily arranged upon arrival and normally depart from the marina at Las Hadas.

Flota Albatros
(314) 336 61 55

Flota Albatros I II y III
(314) 332 08 17

Ocean Pacific Adventures Lanchas Escualo I y II
  Tel: (314) 335-0605

  Tel: (314) 336 61 55

  Lanchas Remora 1 y Remora G
(314) 333 21 87

  Lanchas Lori
Tel: (314) 332 29 83

  Lancha Perla
(314) 332 06 20

  Lanchas Dolphin & Marlin
Tel: (314) 332 28 82

  Lanchas Dolphin & Marlin
(314) 332 28 82

  Lanchas Dolphin & Marlin
Tel: (314) 332 28 82

Surfing In Manzanillo


Miles of coastline spread out across Manzanillo's two main bays; Santiago and Manzanillo. Manzanillo is blessed with wide, uncrowded beaches, some of Mexico's best. Water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling are among the favorites available!

Neptune Diving & Sports Center Scuba Shack
  Tel: (314) 334-3001

  Tel: (314) 333-3678

Nature Camp-Zip Lines Nature Camp

La Mantarraya Golf Course, Las Hadas Manzanillo
La Mantarraya Golf Course, Las Hadas Manzanillo


Manzanillo has four lush golf courses: La Mantarraya, Isla Navidad, El tamarindo and Club santiago

La Mantarraya: Rated by Golf Digest magazine as one of the top 100 courses in the world, the 18-hole, par 71 Las Hadas La Mantarraya links were designed by Pete and Roy Dye to offer beginner and experienced golfer amazing sites and challenges.

The course is set amid towering palms, serene lagoons and scenic tropical vegetation with exciting surprises and views of the spectacular Manzanillo Bay and ocean.

Don't miss out on the climactic 18th hole "million dollar Island Green" tee off with the magnificent Pacific Ocean sparkling in the foreground.

Golf El Tamarindo
Golf El Tamarindo

Isla Navidad: Isla Navidad is one the most lush golf resorts in the world, with 27 holes that offer spectacular ocean, lagoon and mountain views. The tee boxes are better than 90% of the greens in the U.S., and the fairways are like an emerald carpet. They spared not a peso in building this beautiful course.

Golf El Tamarindo: El Tamarindo is one of the most special sites in the world. The greatest challenge of the design was not to overwork the property, but to assist mother nature with what was given. The site contains a tremendous nature preserve, with spectacular plant diversity and exciting view corridors that rival the greatest golf courses of the world.

The jungle holes wander through valleys of giant native trees. According to nature's calendar, they explode into an incredible color display of tropical blooms. Where the course exits the jungle onto three breathtaking ocean front holes, more shots are taken with cameras than golf clubs. The ocean is seen from nine holes with spectacular beaches, and crashing surf.

Club santiago: Small, semi-private course located at Club Santiago. Play a quick round that takes you throught a valley behind the foothills of Manzanillo and around a large salt water lagoon.

Club Santiago Golf Course El Tamarindo
  Tel: (314) 335-0410

  Tel: (315) 351-5031

Isla Navidad Golf Course La Mantarraya Golf Course
  Tel: (315) 355-5556

  Tel: (314) 334-1968

Golf El Tamarindo


If tennis is your passion, imagine playing day or night on beautifully maintained courts amid the tropical splendor of lush coconut palms. Manzanillo's resorts have excellent facilities.

Land Activities

Several hotels have fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment. If your routine calls for jogging, our wide, pristine beaches offer a perfect invitation. Horseback riding and tours of the general area are also available.

Ventanas Adventures    
  Tel: (314) 333 7035


Outdoor Adventure    



Sightseeing and Eco Tours

You will find a travel agency or travel desk at every hotel with information on a variety of sightseeing attractions. They will assist in arranging excursions with bilingual guides, or provide directions if you choose a jeep or car rental.

The following are just several of the side trips:

Barra de Navidad,

a little fishermen town, very tropical. Located 35 minutes north of Manzanillo.


, the state capital. A colonial city well known as "The City of Palm Trees".


, home of the famous giant green wave and ecological lagoon.


, an artisans' haven, famous for furniture, painting and wrought iron.

Hacienda de San Antonio

, a beautiful Mexican hacienda located at the foothill of the fire & snow Colima volcanoes.

La Campana

, an archeological site, recently discovered, 10 minutes from Colima City.


, a beautiful cavern theme park, 25 minutes from Manzanillo.

Chimal Tours Colima Birds & Butterflies
  Tel: (314) 334-0038

  Tel: (312) 132-0678

Eco-Adventures Discover Manzanillo
  Tel: (315) 333-3678

  Tel: (314) 120-3878

Sky Tours Tours Manzanillo
  Tel: (314) 100-3439

  Tel: (314) 334-2914

Tlacotla Eco-Tours Hectours
  Tel: (314) 334-1166

  Tel: (312) 333-1707

Ventanas Adventures    
  Tel: (314) 333 7035



Car Rentals

Alamo Budget Car Rental
  Tel: (314) 333-0611

  Tel: (312) 333-1445

Hertz VASA
  Tel: (315) 333-3141

  Tel: (314) 334-3610

Thrifty Car Rental
  Tel: (315) 336-8762



Weddings - Weddingmoons - Honeymoons

Mexico has some excellent places to get married alongside some picture perfect scenarios. If you want to get married in Mexico, there is nothing legal or technical stopping you from doing so; but you will need to plan ahead and get a few documents together.

For couples looking to tie the knot during their getaway, many resorts offer wedding packages that come complete with the services of an onsite wedding coordinator.

  • Certified copies of Birth Certificate or valid passport.
  • Blood tests. These are done in Mexico. Most resorts can have a doctor come to the resort to administer the blood test.
  • STD tests including HIV
  • A copy of your tourist permit (you'll receive it upon arrival in Mexico.)
  • Four witnesses (and hotels can provide those if the two of you are traveling alone)
  • If one or both have been married before, you will need to present a copy of the divorce certificate; if one of you is a widow or widower, a death certificate of the previous spouse is necessary.
  • Also, know that marriage ceremonies are performed in Spanish. Your wedding coordinator will be on hand to translate your vows.

Validity Outside of Mexico

Your Marriage Certificate will be valid world-wide, BUT you should get your certificate 'legalized' in Mexico to ensure it is legally accepted when you get back home. The process is the reverse of getting your native documentation legalized by the necessary authorities (e.g. Foreign Office / State Department) for marriage in Mexico.

Two Marriages: Civil and Religious

The Civil Marriage
Only a civil marriage is recognized as legal in Mexico. You don't need to engage in a religious ceremony but if you omit the civil ceremony, the marriage will not be legal. Most Mexicans have two marriages: the civil (legal) marriage and the church (religious) one.

The Religious Marriage
If you would like to get married in a church in Mexico, this can be arranged, although additional planning and fees will be required.

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