Manzanillo Travel Tips

Hit the Jackpot at Playa de Oro

Otherwise known as the “Beach of Gold,” Playa de Oro is one of the last untouched beaches for travelers who want to enjoy the seclusion and unparalleled beauty of pristine nature. While the water features strong under-currents, swimming is not recommended at Playa de Oro. However, many still enjoy lying on the sandy beach to work on their tan, or walking around Playa de Oro’s soft shores. 


Historically, Playa de Oro came to be known as "The Beach of Gold" due to a ship wreck that occurred off its shore in the early 1860's. The ship was known to be carrying a load of gold, so it’s not surprising to find a gold coin on the shores from time to time. Whether or not you hit the payload during your time here, Playa de Oro is still a great place to enjoy the beauty of Manzanillo. 

Playa de Oro in Manzanillo
Marildo's in Manzanillo

Get Your Kicks (and Fish) at Marildo’s

Long known to be a favorite of curious travelers, Marildo's is a fantastic seafood restaurant that is as fresh as they come. The dishes feature the freshest ingredients, so fresh that you are welcome to pick out your own fish, lobster and shrimp before they are prepared!


With red snapper being their specialty, be sure to order the pescado sarandeado, which is a delicious red snapper filet grilled over a mesquite fire. While not charged based on entree, guests are charged based on the weight of the fish they select. Remember, this is all about you, so pick a good one!

Grab a Quick Bite at Tacos Ramon

For cheap, super-fast street tacos, look no further than this local favorite. A local hotspot, this little taco stand features a unique variation on tacos where they cook their meats in a savory broth. What does that mean to you? You can look forward to each savory bite as it melts in your mouth.


If you find yourself there around lunch-time, be prepared to wait a little while as the taqueria fills up fast with workers looking for a quick-fix.  

Tacos Ramon in Manzanillo
Underworld Scuba-Scuba Shack in Manzanillo

Get Your Feet Wet at Scuba-Scuba Shack

Looking to explore the beautiful waters of Manzanillo, but don't have the gear or experience? Let the experts at Scuba-Scuba Shack help you get your underwater skills up to snuff. Scuba-Scuba Shack caters to everyone, from first-time divers to the well-seasoned explorers of the deep.


This is the place to go to schedule professional diving expeditions or get a few classes under your belt to help you get started. If you aren't sure exactly what you want to do, talk to Wendy and she will take care of all the details, so you can start enjoying the beautiful multi-colored fish, sea turtles and more! 

Get Your Grub at Pedro’s Cazuela Grill

If you find yourself with a hankering for some traditional tortas, guisada or another scrumptious Mexican dish, be sure to stop by Pedro’s Cazuela Grill for the best Mexican dishes and even some American favorites in Manzanillo.


With friendly service and entertaining locals, you’re sure to have a blast at this local hotspot. Be sure to order Pedro's succulent Shrimp “Kiss me Darling” or his wife's homemade tortilla soup. 

Pedro's Cazuel Grill in Manzanillo

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