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Located between Puerto Vallarta and Ixtapa on the Mexican Riviera, Manzanillo is a popular beach resort and a major port and industrial city. Manzanillo is situated along beautiful blue water bays with white sand surrounded by vast fruit plantations. It is separated by the Santiago Peninsula, and dense jungle, great for exploring. If you enjoy sightseeing and you hope to see as much as you possibly can, then car rentals are for you. Purchase cheap car hire in Manzanillo right here today and gain the freedom and independence to explore.
Manzanillo is comprised of two areas: the shopping area in the south and the the Santiago Peninsula in the northern end, popular with family holidaymakers seeking beautiful resorts. The city is famous for its world-class fishing, and the annual International Sailfish Tournament (November) draws hordes of visitors.
Scuba diving and snorkelling are popular sports. Although there are plenty of charter boats available, it is also possible to access great sites from shore. There is good surfing north of town at Miramar and Olas Altas beaches. Additionally, Manzanillo is quickly becoming one of the top golfing locations in Mexico.
In the center of the city, near the zocalo (main plaza), visitors will find a traditional Mexican town with historic colonial streets and beautiful houses. There is a selection of nice open-air seafood restaurants near to the Playa Las Brisas and Playa Azul, and the shopping in Manzanillo is probably the best anywhere north of Acapulco.
Bahia de Manzanillo, to the south, boasts many fabulous resorts, with everything from water sports and deep-sea fishing to golf. Bahia de Santiago is a far less busy town, with only two resorts and plenty of secluded areas. The coastal highway offers restaurants, souvenir shops and nightspots. A daytrip to Guadalajara, the second-largest city in Mexico, is very convenient. Alternatively, enjoy Colima, a coastal town with a volcano, about 96kms south of Manzanillo.
Visitors can fly directly to Manzanillo Airport, also referred to as Playa de Ora International Airport, from the US and other points in Mexico, including Chihuahua, Mazatlan and Mexico City. The airport is about 40kms away from Manzanillo on the north side. Transport options here include; taxis, buses and car rentals.
Book car hire in Manzanillo here with us and obtain the freedom to see as much possible, both within the city and its surroundings. Arrange to collect the car at the airport or from a depot in the city center. Collecting your rental car at the airport will save money on airport transfers. Suppliers at the airport include; Budget, Thrifty, Alamo and Hertz.
Manzanillo is 4 hours on the coastal road from Puerto Vallarta and 3.5 hours on the toll road from Guadalajara.
Travelling to Manzanillo by bus from Mexico City takes around 20 hours; from Guadalajara, the journey is four hours.