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Old September 7th, 2005, 06:59 PM
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Our Carnival Cruise is stopping in Manzanillo. What do you recommend to do there? We will have a couple of teens with us. Thanks for any tips you can give.
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Julieann,

The town is pretty but not a lot to do. Great beaches in Manzanillo, and my lender did a trip inland thru the ship and said it was gorgeous -- very tropical.

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Thank you. It seemed to me there wasn't a lot to do - I will explore going inland. That sounds nice.
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I went down town Manzanillo on our last cruise and just walked the city. Rustic and very old time Mexico. Did not do any tours but enjoyed the charm, took a lot of pictures. The internet cafe surprisingly was very fast for sending messages and cheap.

The shops are interesting and are of Mexico appeal to tourists.
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this sounds like the perfect port to wander around, do some shopping and eat at a quaint little spot.

or going back to the ship and spending some quiet time at the pool will be a good option also. i will see if they have a special at the spa on a massage or facial while we are in port that day.

i cant wait to get there and just relax.
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I took Karmina Palace excursion and had a blast...great pools for kids...massages for everyone...you can walk to las hadas...here are some of our pics of karmina palace and las hadas...

8) http://sagmems.tripod.com/whywelovemexico/id1.html
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I took Karmina Palace excursion and had a blast...great pools for kids...massages for everyone...you can walk to las hadas...here are some of our pics of karmina palace and las hadas...

8) http://sagmems.tripod.com/whywelovemexico/id1.html
thanks for the great tip and the fantastic pix. we are not booking any tours ahead of time. just doing what looks like fun once we get off the ship. boy am i going to save a bunch of money on this cruise except when i do my '' shopping '' in the ports .
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Is down town Manzanillo within walking distance from where the cruiseship docks or do you need a taxi to get there? Thanks.
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You will dock in an industrial/military area, and then they have a free shuttle bus that will take you into town (about a 10-12 minute ride). The bus drops you right at the plaza, adjacent to the waterfront -- quite a picturesque area and park with a huge statue of a marlin.

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Well....hubby will like knowing Bo Derek ran in slow motion on that beach! **
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By the way, we -- and a lot of people from the ship -- had lunch at the very picturesque Hotel Colonial downtown. Very '30s Mexico type feel. You can see photos in the galleries -- just search my name, and then go to the gallery for Acapuco, etc

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