Located on the Pacific Coast in the state of Colima, Manzanillo has long been an important Mexican seaport: it was a tropical getaway for the stars of Hollywood's golden age. The destination is located in a region known as Costalegre, which stretches between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta to the south, offering a wealth of pristine beaches and quaint port towns. Manzanillo has been famous for its sailfish fishing since 1957, and every year in November, visitors from around the world gather for an international fishing tournament aimed at preserving the city's status as the Sailfish World Capital. Meeting venues in Manzanillo include world-class tourism infrastructure and excellent cuisine. Plus, exciting eco and adventure tourism options are also available.
Manzanillo is located some 466 miles west of Mexico City, and 52 miles west of the state capital, Colima. The Playa de Oro International Airport (ZLO), located just 27 miles outside of Manzanillo, offers direct flights to and from Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Winnipeg, Houston, Phoenix and Los Angeles, as well as several national destinations. Bus companies, such as Turistar Ejecutivo, Primera Plus, Estrella Blanca, Omnibus de Mexico and ETN service Manzanillo regularly from nearby cities and the nation's capital.
Meeting venues in Manzanillo account for 4,066 guest rooms and suites in 20 hotels. The Barcelo Premium Karmina Palace is a luxury resort hotel that offers 324 suites and 12,750 square feet of exhibition and meeting space, which can host up to 795 people cocktail-style and 655 people auditorium-style. The resort also has 3 restaurants, 5 bars, a gym, a pool and parking for 190 vehicles. Alternatively, the Tesoro Resort Manzanillo offers 331 5 Star rooms and suites, along with 34,055 square feet of event and exhibition space for 700-person receptions, or conferences for up to 800. The resort also has four restaurants, six bars, a pool, a gym, 2 tennis courts and parking for up to 200 cars.
Manzanillo is nestled between beautiful mountains and the Pacific Ocean. With perfect weather all year round, the state of Colima is one of Mexico’s most important mango and papaya producers, and delicious fresh fruit is plentiful here. Many water activities can be enjoyed in Manzanillo, and apart from the popular sailfish and marlin fishing, visitors surf, swim, go for boat rides, snorkel, dive and birdwatch.
The nearby fishing village of Barra de Navidad is a charming municipality, and has become a dream escape for many North American expats. Finally, Manzanillo venues include three world-class golf courses and exquisite restaurants that serve some of the best seafood in the world.