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Romantic Guide to Manzanillo

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From picturesque towns to strolls to romantic sunsets to watch, Manzanillo is high on romance. This guide features cozy restaurants, gorgeous beaches, and inspiring vistas to enjoy with your loved one.

Good for
  • Couples
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Playa Miramar

Beach & Pool Clubs, Beaches

Ante Bistro

Restaurants

Nevado de Colima

Volcanoes

ROCK FOOD

Restaurants

Barra Navidad

Beaches

Toscana

Restaurants

Santiago Peninsula

Lookouts

El Marinero

Restaurants

Quies

Spas, Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms

Oasis Ocean Club

Restaurants

Enrique A's City Tips

  • Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, as the Manzanillo sun can be strong.
  • Combis and buses are the least expensive modes of transportation around Manzanillo — just be sure to tell the driver where to stop!
  • Taxi rates depend on the distance for each trip.
  • It's a good idea to always have some cash on hand, especially Mexican pesos.
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    Playa Miramar
    Beach & Pool Clubs, Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    This long beach may be known for its fantastic surfing, but stunning Playa Miramar is also a romantic place for a hand-in-hand stroll, especially at sunset. Bring some snacks and a bottle of wine to have a lovely picnic right at the beach.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The beach is lined with some lovely shops and restaurants.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Manzanillo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Paradise 12/07/2018
    • Ask if restaurant will charge for table and umbrella first 22/06/2018
    • Playa Miramar
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    Ante Bistro
    Restaurants (Mexican, Contemporary)
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    Enrique A Says:

    With just a handful of tables, the petite Ante Bistro has an intimate appeal. The combination of delicious, beautifully plated dishes and exquisite wine list is a recipe for a truly romantic evening.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Ask about the private cooking lessons, a great way to spice up any romantic vacation!
    • Save room for dessert — the restaurant serves some lovely options!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 153 restaurants in Manzanillo
    • Always a pleasure to go to Ante Bistro 14/03/2018
    • Disappointing 24/02/2018
    • Ante Bistro
    Address:
    Av. Lazaro Cardenas #1526 Local 5
    Plaza Santa Fe
    Manzanillo 28217
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 314 333 6664
    Price range:
    USD 6 - USD 13
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Mon - Sat
    8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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    Nevado de Colima
    Volcanoes
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    Enrique A Says:

    The valley city of Colima offers a little bit of everything. Its beautiful colonial streets beg to be explored and its tropical beaches are great for relaxing, while the volcanoes rising on either side of it offer excellent hiking. Whether you are up for an active adventure or some quiet moments on the beach, this town will be a great romantic escape.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Carry along some snacks and plenty of water, especially if you plan on hiking.
    • Wear comfortable clothes and footwear that is geared to all the walking you'll do.
    • Although Volcán de Colimaid, the quieter and less steep of the two volcanoes, many consider Nevado de Colima to be prettier.
    • There are a number of tour companies that lead hikes up the volcanoes, if you'd like to have a guide.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 34 things to do in Manzanillo
    • The Walmart Beach 02/02/2017
    • Gorgeous but very difficult to get too 28/10/2015
    • Nevado de Colima
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    ROCK FOOD
    Restaurants (Fusion)
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    Enrique A Says:

    Situated on Playa Las Brisas this open air restaurant is the whole package: incredible views, a friendly vibe, and excellent food. This is the sort of place where the owner (Rolando) often walks from table to table to greet the guests.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit at dusk so that you can enjoy your meal alongside the sunset.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great little place 04/04/2017
    • Great experience! 31/03/2017
    • ROCK FOOD
    Address:
    Calle General Lazaro Cardenas 1578
    Las Brisas
    Manzanillo 28210
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 3336768
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    Barra Navidad
    Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    A short boat ride from Manzanillo, the picturesque town of Barra Navidad makes for a lovely afternoon sojourn. Whether you explore its narrow lanes and hidden nooks or simply have a beach day, this pretty place will surely set the tone for romance.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are a number of restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic meal, or you might just opt for a picnic on the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Manzanillo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • barra de navidad 04/09/2018
    • Wyndham Hotels 05/05/2018
    • Barra Navidad
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    Toscana
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, International)
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    Enrique A Says:

    With its great location and dreamy vibe, Toscana is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. The eclectic menu, featuring international fare from seafood kebabs to apple pie, has something to satisfy every palate, and the views are simply sublime.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • My wife loves the lobster and shrimp kebabs.
    • Make a reservation for around the time of sunset.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 153 restaurants in Manzanillo
    • Yum Yum 17/04/2018
    • Great Service - Great Food - Great Atmosphere 09/04/2018
    • Toscana
    Address:
    Calle Miguel de La Madrid # 3117
    Manzanillo 28237
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 314 333 2515
    Price range:
    USD 15 - USD 20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:30 pm - 12:00 am
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    Santiago Peninsula
    Lookouts
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    Enrique A Says:

    Jutting out into the bay, the Santiago Peninsula is a perfect romantic hideaway because it feels more secluded and less populated than Manzanillo. The calm beaches are great for sunning and swimming, with pleasant breezes keeping things comfortable.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You may want to rent a car if you plan to do a lot of exploring in this area, although there is also a bus route that runs around the peninsula.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 34 things to do in Manzanillo
    • Pleasant place 26/07/2018
    • Fantastic place 06/07/2018
    Phone:
    +52 314 337 2166
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    El Marinero
    Restaurants (Seafood, International, Spanish)
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    Enrique A Says:

    When you're looking to splurge on a romantic evening, El Marinero is a good pick. Offering spectacular sea views, its lovely terrace is an ideal setting to enjoy traditional Spanish fare.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Make reservations in advance, and request a table on the terrace.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 153 restaurants in Manzanillo
    • Great seafood restaurant 31/07/2018
    • Just not good enough food 17/10/2017
    • El Marinero
    Address:
    Calle Marbella 7
    Hotel Marbella
    Manzanillo 28218
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 314 333 1103
    Price range:
    USD 50 - USD 200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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    Quies
    Spas, Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms
    Enrique A Says:

    When you're in need for a little pampering, Quies has you covered. Whether you opt for massages or facials (or both), you're sure to leave feeling relaxed and more in touch with one another.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Quies sometimes offers deals for couples, so ask in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2 Spas & Wellness in Manzanillo
    • Nice activity for beach vacation 11/06/2018
    • Relaxing massage 21/10/2017
    • Quies
    Address:
    Blvd Miguel de la Madrid
    Manzanillo 28869
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +3143356244
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    Oasis Ocean Club
    Restaurants (Mexican, International, Bar, Seafood)
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    Enrique A Says:

    Oasis Ocean Club is a great place to relax after a day in the sun at Miramar Beach. The beachfront location puts you in a prime place to enjoy the sunset, and the food is casual but delicious. A pizza and wine meal is sure to hit the spot.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • For the best views, sit on the balcony.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 153 restaurants in Manzanillo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious food in an amazing ocean front ambiance 06/09/2018
    • Terrible experience 06/07/2018
    • Oasis Ocean Club
    Address:
    Delfin 15
    Manzanillo 28860
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 314 334 8822
    Price range:
    USD 7 - USD 30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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