Manzanillo is located in the state of Colima. Nestled in the Bahia de Santiago (bay of good hope) it boasts one of the worlds best climates, the lowest crime rate in all of Mexico, world class fishing, whale watching, bird watching, world class golfing, gorgeous beaches, and an opportunity to live or vacation in a world class community.
Manzanillo was established as a port city in 1873. In the past year it has passed Vera Cruz Mexico as the highest volume port, receiving over 1 million 20ft containers every year. Banana, coconut, coffee, and organic salt plantations are also here in the region. Manzanillo has a population of 130,000 but with the city spread across two beautiful bays, it holds the small town charm that makes it a magical place to spend your vacation or retire in peacefulness and tranquility.
Manzanillo has all of the necessities. First class hospitals, Health care (at a fraction of the cost of the U.S.A), Affordable dentistry, Bi and Tri Lingual private schools, international airport, shopping centers ( Wal Mart, Sorianas and others), Churches, movie theatres, public transportation, hi speed internet services, affordable living costs, and much much more. Americans & Canadians have been flocking to this area for years. The easy life style and cheap living(under a 1000.00 per month) is an opportunity calling us who have been suffering through the economic downturn of the U.S.A. We ex expatriates love the charm and traditions of the Mexican people. There kindness and generosity will bring a smile to your face. Celebrations and traditions are common and a lot of fun to join in on.
The Manzanillo economy has been a success story here south of the border. With the recent growths in the port industry, a strong middle class, and a surge in foreign tourism the town has flourished in the past three years. Real estate has steadily increased and the job market is strong. The future looks bright for Manzanillo.
See you in paradise,