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The state of Colima, Mexico: a resource page Mexconnect Staff

If you had to live the rest of your life in one Mexican State, which one would it be? A straw-poll of Mexconnect readers suggests that their choice might well be Colima. Why? Because not only is Coli... read more

The beaches and coastlines of Mexico Index Page

 With thousands of miles (9,330 kilometers) of coastline, Mexico offers everything one could want in the way of ocean-living, relaxing, exploring and water sports. From soft, gentle breezes over... read more
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Retiring in Mexico: How's Manzanillo? Donald J. MacKay

It is useful to think of Manzanillo as two bays in an arc of some 20 kilometers with its southern point where the port and the town center are located. About mid way north, a peninsula juts straight out to sea to form another bay. Then another more sizeable peninsula, Juluapan, extends into the Pacific. read more

Manzanillo: Bustling port? Quiet resort? Or both? Susan Dearing

Manzanillo. Most people can't pronounce it, have no idea where it is, don't know what the city has to offer, and can't figure out how to get there. Manzanillo (pronounced mahn-san- nee-yoh), is ... read more

For a Mexico beach vacation, try Manzanillo Karen Blue

My friend and I just returned from a special four-day getaway. At the recommendation of friends, we stayed in the Dolphin Cove Inn, known to locals and people giving directions as Playasol Las Hadas. T... read more

Clickable interactive map of Colima, Mexico: Colima, Manzanillo, Tecoman Tony Burton

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Colima: Langostino in the sierras Wendy Devlin

“Everything about Colima smacks of the sea or the sierra,” I said appreciatively, gazing from the balcony of travel-writer Susan Dearing’s condominium. The sun rose like a great gold marigold abo... read more

How did Manzanillo get its name? Susan Dearing

Manzanillo has had many names over the last 500 years. The Nahuatl Indians, one of the oldest surviving tribes, whose language is still being spoken and taught today, called it Cozcatlan in the 1400s. ... read more

Railroads in western Mexico: the next train to arrive.... Tony Burton

Many of the things we take for granted today didn't exist in the last century. A case in point is the railroad from Manzanillo to Guadalajara. The grand celebrations for the inauguration of this line,... read more

Manzanillo, Colima

Several destinations on Mexico’s central Pacific coast are now well known to tourists looking for fantasy honeymoons and vacations straight out of travel agency brochures. Puerto Vallarta to the nort... read more

Atlantis in Mexico: Part Two Wendy Devlin

Manzanillo, Colima is an important seaport since before the Spanish Conquest and a popular international tourist destination. The old, provincial port is also the western home for the Mexican navy. Dri... read more

Driving - Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta? Discussion Thread Forum

I'm driving fro Guadalajara to PV and back. I would appreciate comments on routes and places to visit and things to see. Via Manzanillo ? Via Tepic, San Blas ? Hola!!!

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South of Yesterday: A True Story by Virginia Downs Miller Reviewed by Allan Cogan

"South of Yesterday" is the story of my mother's life as a bride coming to a strange land. The book flows through the charmed life of an American living in Guadalajara in the early nineteen hundreds, into the violence of the Revolution, escape from and return to a much-beloved Mexico. I related never before publicized events of history." read more

Mexico backroads Marvin West

The backroads of Mexico often offer adventure, perhaps a bit of excitement, sometimes a touch of the dramatic and, occasionally, a hint of danger. We thought we'd found all four on a deteriorating 10-... read more

Tehuamixtle: the Cabo Corrientes shore on Mexico's Pacific coast Barbara Sands

The coast south of Cabo Corrientes, the southerly arm of our Bay of Banderas, is known as the Costa Alegre, Happy Coast, all the way down to Manzanillo. Barra de Navidad and Careyes are two of the better known spots. Directly west of El Tuito, the civic center of Cabo Corrientes, lies its bulk — a broad, hilly and ravined stretch of scrub and farm country that is separated from the Pacific by swaths of mile-long beaches and turquoise waters that have remained remarkably pristine. read more

San Patricio by the Sea on Mexico's Pacific coast Marvin West

San Patricio by the Sea, an interdenominational community church on Mexico's Pacific coast
© Marvin West, 2014
As churches go, San Patricio by the Sea is an intriguing addition in the low-rent district.

It had a humble beginning, born of need in the late 1990s.

There were hundreds, maybe a few thousands, of Americans and Canadians, residents and snowbirds, in the region but no religious services in English for many, many miles along the west bank, nothing from El Tecuan to Manzanillo and beyond... read more

Walking the walk, talking the talk - Colima - sea to Sierra, by Wendy Devlin in Mexico Connect Wendy Devlin

Part 1 Colima - The Sea Six years ago I briefly visited the small state of Colima. With my family, I drove straight through the state without stopping along Colima’s eighty-seven miles of coastline,... read more

Atlantis in Mexico: Part One Wendy Devlin

'Ships at a distance have everyone's wish on board.'   While in Canada, I surf the Internet, looking for sites and information about Mexico. Sometimes a check at a favourite site reveals something n... read more

The state of Colima, Mexico: a resource page Mexconnect Staff

If you had to live the rest of your life in one Mexican State, which one would it be? A straw-poll of Mexconnect readers suggests that their choice might well be Colima. Why? Because not only is Coli... read more

The state of Colima, Mexico - basic information

General Information About Colima Colima is the third smallest of Mexico's 32 states. Nestled between Jalisco to the north, Michoacán to the east, and hugged on its western boundary by the Pacific Oce... read more

Colima: City of the Palms Wendy Devlin

Palm trees reach towards the sky above the plaza. Water gushes from a swan-shaped fountain. Flowers bloom profusely. A banner above the bandstand declares February a month of 'Love and Friendship' in C... read more

Internet Friend Luis Dumois

A couple of years ago, like many others in this 'communicated' world, I got hooked by that magical web known as the Internet. I started to participate in many discussion forums, and, of course, met a l... read more

Latitude 38's First Timer's Guide To Mexico - Boating 38 Latitude

I. Preparation The Boat. If you're going to sail to Mexico, the size of your boat isn't nearly as important as the quality. Make sure the boat was designed, built and has been maintained for open-... read more
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