Silversea Luxury Cruises A Manzanillo, Colima

Located on Mexico's Pacific coast, Manzanillo is a small city tucked in the southern corner of a broad bay with two smaller, five-mile-wide bays; the Santiago Bay and to the south its twin, Manzanillo Bay. The protruding Santiago Peninsula separates the two. The town's name is derived from the city's harbor front location, where manzanillos - trees whose poisonous yellowish red fruit resembles a small apple, or manzanillo - thrived beside the first wharves. View more

As one of the country's main commercial ports, the city's history is strongly associated with its favored location, going back to Hernan Cortes who, in search of Chinese treasures in the Pacific, was the first to visit the area. Later in the 1950s and 1960s, the harbor was modernized and deepened, allowing access to all major shipping lines. By the 1970s, Manzanillo had become a major Pacific manufacturing center and port. In addition to its status as a vital port, Manzanillo has become a popular destination for those seeking sun and adventure. The city is divided into two distinct areas: "El Centro," the old downtown clustered around the harbor front; and the greater Manzanillo to the north, with hotels and beautiful beaches. The downtown area offers several attractions for visitors, including a boardwalk that makes for a nice stroll and an interesting archaeological museum. But it's the bustling beach areas that are Manzanillo's main appeal. Visitors can choose from relaxing on a sun-soaked beach to participating in one of many water sports and fishing activities. The latter has helped Manzanillo earn the title "Sailfish Capital of the World." On the Santiago Peninsula stands the famous Las Hadas resort, with its Moorish architecture and gleaming white domes. The resort was the filming location of the movie 10, helping to put Manzanillo on the map. Those who wish to explore beyond the city and its beaches will discover beautiful, natural wonders.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Manzanillo, Colima