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Museo de las Culturas del Occidente
The museum covers the history of the area and has an impressive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts dating back thousands of years. You will see a Viking helmet with two horns, and other displays indicating a link between the Mayas and Viking civilizations.
The Town of Colima
About an hour from Manzanillo this colonial town has a charming atmosphere with fertile valleys and two volcanoes, Volcan de Fuego is still active. Visit the city's cathedral built in 1527 or take free art music and dance classes a the Casa de la Cultura.
El Chanal Archeological Site
This site houses pre-Hispanic art of the Colimense. See the six important plazas or ceremonial centers: The Altars Plaza, Time Plaza, Water Plaza, Upper Patio, Circular Altar Plaza. Each with its own significance and beauty.
La Campana Archeological Site
This site is divided into two parts: The first part exhibits buildings formed by superimposed platforms with stairways. The second part is the plaza which has a series of altars and ceremonial enclosures on platforms. Many tunnel tombs are found here.
Colima Regional History Museum
The museum, built in the 18th century, has archaeological collections of Velasco Curiel and Stavenhagen, historical collections of the University of Colima, Ferrocarriles de México (information of Mexican railways), and Fabrica de telar (Loom Manufacture) and more.
Thanks in part to its proximity to Guadalajara (Mexico's arts and crafts capital), Manzanillo offers several interesting shopping opportunities. Most shopping is centered around the area's resorts, and the Plaza Manzanillo mall is a popular new addition.
Manzanillo offers some of Mexico's best and most pristine beaches, spread out across Santiago and Manzanillo Bay. Water conditions are favorable for snorkeling, particularly near the rock outcroppings that surround Santiago Peninsula.
Golf & Tennis
La Mantarraya, located near Las Hadas Resort, has been named among the world's top 100 golf courses by Golf Digest. And no less than six separate resorts boasts excellent tennis facilities.
More than two dozen dining establishments - ranging from casual to elegant - put a premium on the area's spectacular natural beauty and exotic jungle setting. Several discos and bars are also popular with both locals and visitors.
Manzanillo is renowned for its incredible array of sailfish, and charters departing from the marina at Las Hadas can be easily arranged. An international tournament each February draws competitors from around the world.