Santiago – Manzanillo, Colima
A complete little beach town just north of Manzanillo
Santiago, once a separate town has been annexed by the City of Manzanillo – so is now a Colonia. However it still has the flavor and feel of a small Mexican town complete with a market and a Bull Ring. About eight blocks into town is the Mercado and adjoining craft and flower markets. The ‘Plaza de Toros’ is about eight blocks futher into town beyond the market. There is also a Saturday Tianguis (street market) along the main avenue.
Lots of beach activity including fishing and surfing. A number of restaurants throughout town, along the highway and on the beaches to the north and south. Aquatic Sports and Adventures is probably the best sports activity business in town. There are a number of older less expensive hotels on the north side of the Santiago Peninsula … or my favorite, La Maria a few blocks in from the plaza. Hollywood and Vine, just off the main drag, is a favorite afternoon hangout for local gringos in need of a beer and conversation.
Surfing Beach just north of town
Arts and Crafts Market
Front of main Market