Manzanillo: the “Sailfish Capital of the “World”


Manzanillo is a city and seat of Manzanillo Municipality, in the Mexican state of Colima.

This coastal city, located on the Pacific Ocean, contains Mexico‘s busiest port, responsible for handling Pacific cargo for the Mexico City area. It is the largest-producing municipality for the business sector and tourism in the small state of Colima.

The city has been referred to as the “sailfish capital of the world”. 

Since 1957, it has hosted national and international fishing competitions, such as the Dorsey Tournament. Manzanillo has developed as a destination for international tourism.

Anglers recognize Manzanillo as a world-class deep-sea fishing destination for anyone searching for sailfish and marlin, but travelers of any ilk will enjoy a trip to this Pacific coast destination.

The city’s two bays mean there is no shortage of beaches for visitors to swim and sunbathe on: Top spots include Playa la Audencia and Playa Miramar.

Plus, water sports like snorkeling and kayaking are also popular activities to enjoy in Manzanillo.

If you have time, visit the small town of Barra de Navidad (about 30 miles northwest) for charming hotels, restaurants, and stores along the beach. 

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