W ith an average of 350 days of sunshine a year, Manzanillo is a destination made for families seeking to escape to the sun. Whether you and your family enjoy water sports, exploring new cities and cultures, loves natures, or simply wants to unwind by the beach, this Pacific coastal town has everything you could need for an unforgettable vacation. Plus, it's easy to get to with Sunwing's convenient weekly flights available coast to coast, and families can choose from a host of Sunwing Experiences-even tours made just for kids-that are led by local destination experts.  

Explore
Manzanillo's Centro Historico, or historic centre, was recently refurbished with pedestrian walkways making it a wonderful place for families to explore. At the Francisco Izquierdo Avenue Craft Center you can pick up a unique souvenir, such as a woven hammock or a necklace.

Nature loving families will not want to miss the amazing eco-experience at Ecological Turtle camp in the beautiful town of Cuyutlan. Dedicated to preserving endangered local species, you'll learn more about the sea turtles and iguanas that arrive every season.

Splash
With golden sand and protected by banana palms, the varied beaches of Manzanillo are ideal for families. If your family loves to surf, visit Cuyutlan, just southeast of the city. Its black sand beach is comprised of volcanic rock and Cuyutlan boasts some of Mexico's best waves for surfing or boogie boarding.
The calm waters of Playa La Boquita is also perfect for families. Situated at the mouth of a lagoon where fishermen lay out their nets to dry, the beach is lined with seafood restaurants where you can unwind. The nearby San Luciano wreck dive site is a popular spot also.

When it comes to snorkelling, Manzanillo's beautiful coast is teaming with natural coral and fish. Explore the Aquarium, a 10,000-year-old reef that is only three to seven feet under the surface of the water. The size of a soccer field, the reef is protected, so the water is generally calm and clear - making it more ideal for families.

Sea fishing is a popular pastime in Manzanillo - which is known as the "Sailfish Capital of the World." Families can try their luck casting a line in the idyllic tropical waters.

Stay
From mid-range to luxury all-inclusive resorts, there's plenty of accommodation for families to choose from in Manzanillo. One example is the Hotel Tesoro Manzanillo. As well as surf, sand and sensational views of the coast, this hotel offers plenty of activities and entertainment especially geared towards families, including beachside treasure hunts, games and art classes for the kids. Children will love camping out in tents with camp fires and storytelling. If your timing is right, you may also see the seasonal turtle release. A waterpark and playground just adds to the fun! The whole family can also enjoy evening theme shows or relax on a semi-private beach.

Whether it's a relaxing sun-filled vacation or an adventurous stay exploring a new culture, families of all sizes can find what they're looking for in Manzanillo.

 

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