Manzanillo Vacations

Manzanillo Vacations

Manzanillo Vacations

Manzanillo means “tiny apple” in Spanish, and this little apple wasn’t much of a tourist attraction until recently. If you’re looking for fun in the sun, take a walk along the jaw dropping powdery white beaches, diverse and colorful marine and animal life, and pristine scenery. All-inclusive Manzanillo vacations are more about wildlife than nightlife, and it’s home to a volcano you can peek into. The riptides here can be deadly, so it’s best to stick to pools and ask about conditions before you try to get out and swim. There are many great spots for snorkeling, surfing and para sailing – make sure you work with a guide to get equipment and find the secret out of the way spots.

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Manzanillo means “tiny apple” in Spanish, and this little apple wasn’t much of a tourist attraction until recently. If you’re looking for fun in the sun, take a walk along the jaw dropping powdery white beaches, diverse and colorful marine and animal life, and pristine scenery. All-inclusive Manzanillo vacations are more about wildlife than nightlife, and it’s home to a volcano you can peek into. The riptides here can be deadly, so it’s best to stick to pools and ask about conditions before you try to get out and swim. There are many great spots for snorkeling, surfing and para sailing – make sure you work with a guide to get equipment and find the secret out of the way spots.

Explore the Tiny Apple

A vacation in Manzanillo offers much for an active getaway. Ride a bike alongside cerulean waters, palm trees and pristine beaches. You’ll notice Manzanillo is minimally developed because it’s a national eco-refuge zone. You’ll find many hidden waterfalls and inland lakes, tiny villages and welcoming strangers. If you like hiking you’re in for a treat, this part of the Mexican Pacific coastline has a rocky headland of mountains that crash into the sea. While swimming is discouraged, there are plenty of spots great for snorkeling and scuba/free diving. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the crocodile sanctuary and feed a crocodile (from a safe distance of course!) One of the best things to do while on vacation in Manzanillo is sport fishing – even if you’ve never tried your hand at catching marlin, dorado, shark or roosterfish you can charter a boat with an experience captain that will make your next adventure and interesting one!

Finding a Bite to Eat while on Vacation

All of the all-inclusive Manzanillo vacation resorts will have their own restaurant offerings, but don’t be afraid to leave the tourist zone and find something delicious to eat! The best place to eat hands down every day is Café Coral. Here you can get a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a bright, vibrant Mexican atmosphere with a nice buffet selection. La Plaza Esmeralda is open in the evenings Th-Sa and has a great view of the ocean. If you want a greater variety (and to escape buffet fair) it’s better to stick with the all-inclusive resort hotels.

Nightlife in The Tiny Apple

Nightlife in Manzanillo is a little hit and miss – if you’re staying at the Tesoro all-inclusive club you’ll have the best time. You can always buy your way in, but it’s one of the better resorts (if not the only resort) when you’re looking for nightlife. Here you’ll be able to enjoy Nirvana Lounge with delicious drinks or a party that never stops in the 7/24 Lounge. A Manzanillo vacation offers everything you need when you want a postcard picture relaxing time… so why wait?

Give us a call today at (800) 510-5642 and see what else all-inclusive Manzanillo vacations have in store for you. Don’t forget to ask about our Price Match guarantee.

The daily temperature ranges from 75° to 82° F, while nights cool off to a comfortable 63° to 75° F.

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Dining in Manzanillo

Manzanillo, located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is not only the country’s largest port but a prime fishing and leisure destination. The city attracts sport fishers by the thousands, as sailfish and other deep-sea game are plentiful off its shores. It’s a centuries-old enclave, first discovered by the Spanish Armada in 1527, and has served as a bustling seaport for most of the past few centuries. For those looking for a unique culinary dining experience, Manzanillo features some of the world’s premier chefs and offers sumptuous varieties of traditional Mexican, international and locally-inspired dishes.

The city is known as the “sailfish capital of the world”, due to the prevalence of the species. Game fish are frequently served in not only the top dining establishments but in local favorite spots as well. The “national dish” of Manzanillo is known as Colima ceviche, a dish featuring fresh sailfish or grouper, citrus flavors, onions, and spices. Pez Vala (sailfish) by itself is also a delicacy, as are lobster fried in garlic, as well as a host of other varieties of seafood. A popular soup broth made from fish and vegetables called caldo michi can be found on many a menu. For those seeking a non-seafood meal, another go-to dish is a pork, tomato and chili concoction called chilayo. Tatemado, or pork cooked in chili spices, is another favorite. To finish off the meal, the local spirit tejuino is the perfect way to watch the sun go down.

Manzanillo is home to many restaurants willing to help you sample the local cuisine. For authentic regional and Manzanillo-specific foods, the Colima Bay Cafe serves excellent seafood and grilled meats. Bigotes offers formal dining overlooking the bay and features a seafood menu that is the envy of the town. For a more casual and relaxed atmosphere, El Tablao is another restaurant offering spectacular views and a regional menu giving a true taste of authentic Manzanillo cuisine.

As one of the busiest cruise ports in the Americas, International cuisine thrives at the many resorts around the city. Several of the larger ones also offer fine dining with a more regional Mexican flair. However, to uncover the true taste of this city, talking a stroll through the historic town, especially along the waterfront is a fantastic way to acquaint yourself with local dishes. As a popular tourist spot, there is a host of walking tours available, and guides are easily hired to help navigate through the plethora of restaurants and cafes available. Or, simply walk around and see which establishment catches your fancy. It’s hard to go wrong when immersed in a city as with as rich an alimentary tradition as Manzanillo.

When visiting this city, it’s important to take the time to experience the local customs and cuisine. Branch out and explore Manzanillo, and discover for yourself the hidden gems of restaurants and cafes which can be found around every corner. Manzanillo’s regional dishes are spectacular, offering up some of the finest seafood recipes you’ll find anywhere. It’s truly a mouth-watering experience that you’ll bring with you wherever your travels take you.

Manzanillo Nightlife

Travelers to Manzanillo on Mexico’s idyllic Pacific coast might think that the town doesn’t have a vibrant nightlife; however, they’d be wrong. Nestled between the resort peninsula and the waterfront, this historic town can be rather sleepy by day, but once the sun goes down undergoes a radical transformation. Many clubs don’t open their doors until 10:00 pm or later, but like many party establishments in Mexico don’t close their doors until the sun rises. But whatever your tastes in nightlife, from clubbing to family fare, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful Mexican town.

Check with your concierge before planning your night out, as the trendy spots in Manzanillo frequently change. The club scene can differ radically based on the season as tourists tend to be the main drivers of nighttime entertainment. The concierge will know the local scene and be able to recommend the best venue for you. Additionally, they can recommend taxi and transportation services for you to and from the club district. Fortunately, the downtown is not usually far from most hotels and resorts, so getting around shouldn’t be a problem. Cabs are plentiful in Manzanillo, are usually painted bright yellow for easy identification, and will display the total fare in pesos on the meter.

Travelers with families will enjoy the fountain show of lights, which takes place every night between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm, happens at the cruise ship pier and is a joy to behold. As well, a host of family-oriented restaurants are available and offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Taking a stroll along the tourist zone is another great way to get acquainted with the available nightlife offerings. Most venues are lively, feature attractive lighting and offer a mix of local and international drinks and cuisine. Bar de Felix is very popular among tourists for a relaxed nighttime feel, with sporting events playing on the TV’s to the sound of Spanish music. For those seeking a disco experience, Colima Bay Bar is the favorite go-to club in Manzanillo and plays a mixture of techno, house, and the latest hits. Another trendy alternative is La Monaster, where tourists can light up the dance floor next to the locals. And salsa aficionados will not want to miss Tropifiesta, where the dance floors are bursting with bodies gyrating to the latest Latino beats.

For a closer-to-home nighttime experience, many of the larger hotels host their own dance parties, depending on the season and day of the week. This is an attractive alternative for those staying at resorts along the beach, and affords the traveler the opportunity to dance and socialize next to the surf on a warm night. Your hotel concierge can advise you which hotels offer these parties and what the cost to attend, if any, is.

Manzanillo has an attractive assortment of nighttime entertainment for the entire family. From trendy clubs offering the latest in dance music hits to fun and relaxed bars and restaurants, don’t let the apparent sleepy nature of this historic town fool you. Adventures await in Manzanillo once the sun sets.

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Selling Price: Complimentary† based on booking 5 rooms or more/ 25 room nights minimum at Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe or Barceló Bavaro Beach
  • Late check-out until 3 pm (on request, subject to availability)
  • Personalized assistance of wedding specialist
  • Basic decoration for wedding location
  • One-tiered wedding cake (for up to 10 people)
  • Bottle of sparkling wine (for up to 10 people)
  • CD player for the ceremony
  • Area reserved for dinner in a specialty restaurant (subject to availability for groups less than 8)
  • Special decoration in the room and rose petals on the bed
  • Bottle of sparkling wine sent to the room
  • Morning after wedding breakfast in the room
Notes: *This wedding package is subject to wedding availability. Services such as huppa, arch of flowers, rose petals have an additional charge. This package applies for garden area. Wedding package cannot be modified. In case of bad weather it will be moved to a back-up location, the wedding cannot be cancelled; once the packages and extras are paid they are not refundable. Wedding packages are for clients staying at Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort. Wedding packages available at other Barceló Resorts; prices vary based on location. Guests not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must pay a day pass. Payment of tax for minister/ judge, legal documentation & other related fees are not included. Rooms are not included in the wedding package.
Selling Price: From $1650 † USD
  • Late check-out until 3 pm (on request, subject to availability)
  • Personalized assistance of wedding specialist
  • Basic decoration for wedding location
  • One – tiered wedding cake (for up to 10 people)
  • Bottle of sparkling wine (for up to 10 people)
  • CD player for the ceremony
  • Payment of tax for judge/minister included
  • Witness if required
  • Reservations in a specialty restaurant (subject to availability for groups less than 8 people)
  • Free access in VIP room at the Bavaro Disco for bride & groom
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Special amenities and bottle of sparkling wine sent to the room
  • Morning after wedding breakfast in the room
  • Legalization of marriage certificate in the Dominican Republic (in Spanish)
  • Delivery of the marriage certificate by UPS
Notes: Services such as huppa, arch of flowers, rose petals have an additional charge. Wedding package cannot be modified. In case of bad weather the wedding cannot be cancelled, it will be moved to a back–up location. Wedding packages are for clients staying at Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort. Wedding packages available at other Barceló Resorts; prices vary based on location. Guests not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must pay a day pass. Wedding certificate takes from 2 to 3 months to be ready. Over 10 people, there is an additional charge. Price is subject to change without previous notice. Rooms are not included in the wedding package price. All prices are subject to change without previous notice.
Selling Price: From $2200 † USD based on minimum of 20 people staying at the resort
  • Wedding location
  • Personal wedding planner
  • Justice of the Peace or Non-Denominational Minister
  • Marriage certificate (for civil weddings; documents issued in Spanish)
  • Witness if required
  • Live music during the Wedding Ceremony
  • 2 bottles of domestic champagne
  • Wedding Cake (for 10 people)
  • Bridal Bouquet and Groom Boutonniere
  • One Tabletop flower arrangement
  • Private dinner reception and open bar in a Banquet Room during 3 hours for 20 guests
  • Celebrate your honeymoon with Champagne breakfast in bed the next morning
  • Special amenities and bottle of sparkling wine sent to the room
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Special gift courtesy of Barcelo Maya Beach Resort
  • Late check out until 3 p.m. (on request, subject to availability)
  • 50% discount in the VIP area of the Jaguar’s Disco for the wedding group. Bride and group will get free access to the VIP area
  • 40 minute Mint Massage for bride and groom
Notes: *Services such as huppa, arch of flowers, rose petals have an additional charge. Wedding package cannot be modified. In case of bad weather the wedding cannot be cancelled, it will be moved to a back-up location. Wedding packages are for clients staying at Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort. Wedding packages available at other Barceló Resorts; prices vary based on location. Guests not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must pay a day pass. Wedding certificate takes from 2 to 3 months to be ready. Over 20 people, there is an additional charge. Price is subject to change without previous notice. Rooms are not included in the wedding package price. All prices are subject to change without previous notice.
Selling Price:From $3500 † USD based on a minimum of 15 people staying at the resort
  • Wedding location
  • Personal wedding planner
  • Premium wristband for bride and groom
  • Justice of the Peace or non-denominational minister
  • Marriage certificate (documents issued in Spanish if it is a civil wedding)
  • Witnesses if required
  • Live music during the Wedding Ceremony
  • Wedding cake (for 10 people)
  • 3 bottles of domestic champagne
  • Bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere
  • One tabletop flower arrangement
  • Private diner reception and open bar served on the beach during 3 hours for 15 guests
  • 50 minute massage for bride and groom
  • Celebrate your honeymoon with Champagne breakfast in bed the next morning
  • Special amenities and bottle of sparkling wine sent to the room
  • Bathrobes and slippers in your room
  • Late check-out until 3 p.m. (on request, subject to availability)
  • Special gift courtesy of Barcelo Maya Beach Resort
  • 50% discount in the VIP area of the Jaguar’s Disco for the wedding group. Bride and groom will get free access to the VIP area
  • Manicure and pedicure with strawberry essence for bride
  • Bridal makeup
  • Bridal hair style with a natural white orchid
Notes: *Services such as huppa, arch of flowers, rose petals have an additional charge. Wedding package cannot be modified. In case of bad weather the wedding cannot be cancelled, it will be moved to a back-up location. Wedding packages are for clients staying at Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort. Wedding packages available at other Barceló Resorts; prices vary based on location. Guests not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must pay a day pass. Wedding certificate takes from 2 to 3 months to be ready. Over 25 people, there is an additional charge. Prices are subject to change without previous notice. Rooms are not included in the wedding package price. All prices are subject to change without previous notice.
Selling Price: From $9800 USD† based on a minimum of 24 people staying at the resort
  • Guaranteed upgrade to Corner Suite for bride and groom
  • Wedding location
  • Personal wedding planner
  • Premium wristband for bride and groom
  • Justice of the Peace or non-denominational minister
  • Marriage certificate (documents issued in Spanish if it is a civil wedding)
  • Witnesses if required
  • Decorated Huppa
  • Live music during the wedding ceremony
  • Bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere
  • One Tabletop flower arrangement
  • White Tiffany chairs
  • 1 hour private cocktail with a selection of appetizers
  • Deluxe Wedding Cake (for 24 people)
  • 3 bottles of domestic champagne
  • Private dinner reception and open bar served on the beach during 3 hours for 24 guests
  • Luxury table cloths
  • Base plates
  • White lounge seating
  • 50 minute massage for bride and groom
  • Celebrate your honeymoon with a la carte breakfast in bed the next morning
  • Special amenities and bottle of sparkling wine sent to the room
  • Romantic candlelight dinner
  • Bathrobes and slippers in your room
  • Tangerine Multi-Vitamin facial
  • Bridal makeup
  • Bridal hair style with natural white orchid
Notes: *Services such as arch of flowers, rose petals have an additional charge. *Wedding package cannot be modified. *In case of bad weather the wedding cannot be cancelled, it will be moved to a back-up location. Wedding packages are for clients staying at Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort. Guests not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must pay a day pass. Wedding certificate takes from 2 to 3 months to be ready. Over 35 people, there is an additional charge. Prices are subject to change without previous notice. Rooms are not included in the wedding package price. All prices are subject to be changed without previous notice.
Choose a wedding package to be performed by a Priest:
  • Blueberry Dream Package: $2070
  • Mint Breeze Package: $2620
  • Strawberry Passion Package: $3920
  • Tangerine Sunset Package: $10,220
*Coconut Paradise not available For Catholic marriage:
  • The celebration will be at the Chapel “”Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe”” located inside the complex Barcelo Maya Beach Resort. This kind of celebration cannot be held at the beach or other unofficial location.
  • The couple who wishes to get married by the sacrament of matrimony in the Atlantic Parishes of the Diocese of Altagracia has to get in touch with their own Parish Priest a minimum 6 months or more to begin the preparation for their wedding. Only the ceremony is performed here, not the service of Preparation.
  • To confirm the wedding date/time, all the documentation needs to be sent at least two months prior to the wedding to the wedding coordinator of Barceló Bavaro Beach Resort. The parish priest will confirm all the documentation and will return to the couple after the wedding.
  • The Priest will prove the validity of the documentation, which will be returned to the couple after the celebration.
  • The Chapel of “”Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe”” is available Money through Friday. The days and times for Catholic celebrations are subject to availability.

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