Palace Attractions

Photo of tree silhouette and rocks in the ocean

Manzanillo is a premier destination for vacationers who seek sea, sunshine and the authentic traditions of southern Mexican culture. It is the ideal destination for deep-sea fishing and watersports, tennis, golf, horseback riding, kayaking, zip lining, bird watching and so much more. Palace by the Sea is near two world-class championship golf courses, shopping and fine dining.


Close by (a 10 minute drive from the Palace) are 2 golf courses: Las Hadas - 18 holes with great ocean views in the midst of scenic tropical vegetation and Club Santiago – 18 holes, more like a city course as well as El Corazon de Manzanillo – 18 holes with great views. A 50 minute drive will bring you to Isla Navidad - 27 holes with spectacular ocean, lagoon and mountain views - a well-kept secret. A 70 minute drive and you can swing the club at El Tamarindo - 18 holes with jungle and breathtaking oceanfront views in midst of a spectacular abundance of nature.

Water Sports

  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Boat and Jet Ski rentals
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sunset Cruise at Hotel Las Hadas
  • Surfing


  • Jogging around beautiful La Punta, the private community
  • Hiking through the jungle or foothills and caves of the Western Sierra Mountains
  • Bird Watching in enchanted mangroves, lagoons and wetlands
  • Horseback Riding at the beach or through the jungle

Other Sports

  • Mountain biking on the trails to explore the rich flora and fauna
  • Zip Lining
  • Off-Road Adventures in a four wheel drive

Wonders of Nature

  • El Salto waterfall just north of Manzanillo is the principal waterfall in the state. It is more than 100 feet in height, and formed by the Minatitlán-Marabasco River

  • Colima’s active volcano “Volcan de Colima”, 13,000 feet, is towered by the inactive, snowcapped 14,200 feet “Nevado de Colima” which overlooks a lush, forested valley and tranquil lagoon

  • Ecotourism at the Turtle Sanctuary in Cuyutlan

  • Whale and Dolphin watching


  • Tours to the archeological sites of Colima, Comala, Suchitlan, Guadalajara

  • Fiesta de Guadalupe celebrates the patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, beginning December 1 and lasting for 12 days
  • Parades, native dances and costumes, displays and offerings for the Virgin of Guadalupe.