Manzanillo Skim Fiesta
Manzanillo will also be hosting a National Tournamentevent on 11/14-16/2009 on the beach in Salahua. Therewill be radio and TV coverage of this event along withparticipation of National Brand Names. This eventpromotes surf and skim boarding activities among highschool students.There will be competition at theIntermediate and Advanced levels.
This event in the past has drawn observers andparticipants from Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City,Oaxaca, Melaque, Acapulco and Guadalajara so it’s anevent that will be of interest to all Manzanillo residents. Manzanillo Real Estate Professionals are one of themany sponsors of this event in addition to helpingsupport two local surfers and a skim boarder. Othersponsors include Squalo and Victoria Skim boards
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Is this what Manzanillo needs at the expense of La Boquita beach, the palapa restaurants, the local fisherman, the mangroves and all the wildlife the mangroves support. Well, below is their dream ....
Imagine a Mediterranean-style seaside village constructed from bricks, freestone, masonry, adobe tiles, and wood. Soothing earth tones will complement the natural materials. Imagine Puerto Santiago:
- Marina: The village-like marina will enchant visitors with over 150 boat slips, seaside benches, open plazas, and softly illuminated walkways.
- Beach Hotel: Puerto Santiago looks forward to the addition of a quality, five-star 220-room hotel, committed to building in the development.
- Shopping and Entertainment Center: Over one million square feet of retail space will enhance Puerto Santiago with a premiere shopping and entertainment district.
- Condominium Projects: Condominiums will anchor the Puerto Santiago development. Approximately 132 condominiums will line the beach, while another 800 condominiums face the lagoon and boast a community-style center with tennis courts, an exercise facility, and other amenities.
- Single Family Homes: Roughly 240 single-family lots rest alongside the marina and shopping area, as well as throughout the beach area.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
MANZANILLO COLIMA MEXICO
Manzanillo is located in the State of Colima in the Mexican Pacific Gold Coast, considered the most important port, is located in the path of the shipping lanes in the Far East, North, Central and South America. Its geographical location allows it to offer stunning scenery, exotic sunsets, beautiful beaches, mixed with golden sands, spectacular view of the bay and sunny days with average temperatures above 22 ° C make the beaches of Manzanillo a very attractive destination. In recent years its growth and development benefited the tourism industry with facilities Resorts, Hotels, Golf Courses and service first class domestic and foreign.
Manzanillo Tourist Website Video works but site inactive
Saturday, August 08, 2009
The road is paved with brick but is narrow so watch for traffic and be prepared to backup some distance to allow passing. Great view and I wanted to get a foto when it was green. So many pictures I've seen were taken in the dry season. There is another great view spot about a quarter of a mile before you get to the lagoon inlet. If the gate is open check it out. The caretaker will welcome you
View over the edge
From the road looking back at the power plant
Monday, June 22, 2009
ACAPULCO, Mexico – A strengthening Tropical Storm Andres headed toward Mexico's Pacific coast Monday, prompting emergency preparations for a storm that forecasters said might become a hurricane.
Forecasters said Andres was likely to bring tropical storm force winds ashore between the port cities of Lazaro Cardenas and Manzanillo within a day, and the forecast track showed its center might scrape land at minimum hurricane force late Tuesday near picturesque towns such as Barra de Navidad that are home to some American and Canadian expatriates.
A hurricane watch was declared from Lazaro Cardenas to Cabo Corrientes.
The Acapulco city government prepared 120 shelters and warned residents to stay indoors, especially some 15,000 people in 20 zones most at risk for flooding. Heavy rains late Sunday downed a few trees in the resort city.
Late Sunday night, Andres became the first named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, which began May 15 and ends November 30 and is typically busiest between July and September.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Andres was centered about 240 miles (390 kilometers) southeast of Manzanillo at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT; 1800 GMT) Monday, and it had sustained winds near 60 mph (95 kph), with higher gusts.
It was moving toward the west-northwest near 5 mph (7 kph).
The forecast track showed it brushing the central Mexican coast on Tuesday before weakening and bending toward the west a little short of the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula Thursday night or Friday.
Forecasters said Andres could become a hurricane with sustained winds of at least 74 mph (119 kph) by Tuesday night.
It has been 40 years since it took so long for a named storm to develop in the Eastern Pacific.
"Normally that season gets under way somewhat earlier," said Richard Pasch, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. "But it's not necessarily an indication that it'll be a quiet year in that basin. We've seen some years starting late and become quite active. We're just going to have to wait and see on that."
Federal forecasters have predicted a near-normal or below-normal season, with the possibility for 13 to 18 named storms, including six to 10 hurricanes.
Yahoo weather News
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Right in front of the sailfish and main malecon I noticed all these jellyfish bobbing around next to the docks. I've seen the very small ones wash ashore up the coast but never this size. Most were nearly a foot across. I guess they are just blown by the wind but I saw none on the Las Brisas beach. Must have been thousands of them all the way to the port offices. Nice walk by the way.
Port offices where Immigration is
Jellyfish in Manzanillo harbor
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Canadian energy firm TransCanada Corporation has won a bid to build and operate a 304-kilometer (190-mile) gas pipeline in western Mexico, the Federal Electricity Commission, or CFE, said.
CFE said in a statement that the proposed Guadalajara Pipeline will transport gas from a liquefied natural gas, or LNG, terminal under construction near Manzanillo, Colima, to Guadalajara, the nation's second-largest city.
The pipeline will be 30 inches in diameter and will have the capacity to transport 500 million cubic feet per day. The CFE said the 25-year contract will be signed on May 27 and that the construction phase will last 22 months.
According to the CFE, the project is part of electrical infrastructure works that it is developing in the western part of the country that include building a LNG terminal in Manzanillo and converting the thermoelectric plant in that Pacific coast city to use natural gas instead of fuel oil.
The LNG project will supply gas to thermoelectric plants in the states of Colima, Guanajuato, QuerActaro and Jalisco.
The government began construction of the LNG terminal in Manzanillo last year with the eventual goal of processing 500 million cubic feet of natural gas per day beginning in 2011.
The $700 million plant will create 1,500 jobs and allow the CFE to save $230 million annually.
The News article
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The federal government’s Tourism Ministry will invest an initial 62 million pesos into six touristic projects with the purpose of boosting the tourism sector of the state of Colima, the above was disclosed by the Mexican Government’s Tourism Minister, Rodolfo Elizondo Torres.
During a working session with Colima state governor, Jesús Silverio Cavazos Ceballos, both officers agreed to work in coordination to execute projects benefitting the entity’s touristic activity in order to increase the number of domestic and international visitors.
This year’s investments will be dedicated to the following projects: 8th stage of Manzanillo’s historic center refurbishment; building Manzanillo’s Convention Center, 5th stage of Tecoman’s historic center refurbishment; 2nd stage of Real-Pascuales pedestrian walk; urban image of El Paraíso beach resort and the state’s “señal-ética” program.
Source: Secretaría de Turismo (SECTUR)
Friday, April 03, 2009
Not many tourists get down to this end of town but it's interesting. The Cuyutlan lagoon inlet and outlet used for cooling the power plant, a company town across the street from the plant, a few large palapa restaurants, a second lagoon/ocean opening and finally the microscopic town of Campos
Monday, March 09, 2009
... and or course Starbucks with Dominos Pizza just around the corner
Manzanillo grows a bit more
Sunday, January 04, 2009
The river that runs next to Huizcolote