Jul 1, 2008, 9:34 AM
Post #7 of 17
Okay, here is the negative opinion from a Colima (city) resident...
Manzanillo is a shipping port, Mexico's main port - very dirty, basic and the only nice clean white sandy beaches are on resort property - the rest is sucio, black and unfortunately usually trashed by the locals.
Trying to make an industrial port into a resort doesn't work - we try not to go to Manzanillo more than a couple times a year (mainly for Imigracion and friends that visit during holidays). You ask anybody here (that doesn't live in Manzanillo) about the place and nobody has much good to say about the area, nobody wants to live there either. The mafia pretty much controls the place, corruption and mordidas are still the culture, whereas in Colima city they never ask you for a bite (mordida).
I know it is more expensive, but heading north of Manzanillo is 100% better... Barra de Navidad and up. Manzanillo will never be a quality resort area, like Cancun or Cabo San Lucas - they will be lucky if they can reach the ranks of a Mazatlan.
Okay, I am ready for the flaming!
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