Manzanillo is a city and seat of Manzanillo Municipality, situated in the state of Colima, Mexico. The city is on the Pacific and contains Mexico's busiest port, responsible for handling cargo for Mexico City area. Manzanillo is the largest producing municipality for the tourism and business sector in Colima. In 2015 Manzanillo had a population of 184,540 people. Manzanillo Municipality area is 1,578.4 km2 (609.4 ml2).
The city is famous as "Sailfish Capital of the World" and since 1957, it has hosted major national and international fishing competitions, including the Dorsey Tournament, making it an attractive fishing destination. Gradually, Manzanillo became one of Mexico's most important tourist resorts.
Manzanillo city is internationally popular for the warm waters of the ocean and its green flash phenomenon during sunsets. Manzanillo is a well known cruise ship port of call. Many vacationers go on city tours from their cruise ships. Excellent swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling is found in Santiago Bay, several miles north of the city. A cargo ship sank there in a hurricane in 1959. A few other wrecks and reefs full of fish are scattered throughout Santiago Bay.
Manzanillo consists of a couple of bays with crescent-shaped beaches, about four miles in length each. Bahia de Manzanillo is the older tourist section and is situated closer to downtown. Bahia de Santiago, situated to the west, is newer and more upscale. The two are separated by Santiago Peninsula, on whose slopes are some of the prettiest hotels. Ship channels lie at the southeast end of Bahia de Manzanillo. Large cruise ships enter port area there. Once, Manzanillo was the scene of adventure and piracy. Currently, its peaceful bays and sophisticated port infrastructure have made it one of the major tourist resorts and trading centers in Mexico.
On July 6, 2010 the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation opened a specialized dock for cruise ships at Manzanillo port, which involved a $100 million pesos (MXN) investment in the first stage. The second phase includes the construction of a shopping centre.
The Manzanillo cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Manzanillo, Mexico Riviera.
If you lose the Manzanillo location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Manzanillo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Manzanillo, Mexico Riviera. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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