Great Location, Beach, and Value
Posted Dec 30, 2016
We have stayed at almost all of the top rated hotels in Manzanillo over the years. If you are not looking for an all inclusive hotel, the Camino Real Manzanillo is a great choice! Sunsets are amazing!The hotel is far enough from the main street so you forget that you are so close to a main part of the city, but less than a 5 minute walk to many great restaurants, Starbucks, Walmart, 2 nice shopping malls with food courts, (one attached to the "Comercial Mexicano" on the main drag just 1 block in front of the hotel, and the other about 5 blocks S.E. called the "Plaza Punto Bahia'". The 2 pools are on the small side, but when we visited (2nd week of december), there was rarely more than 4 other people present. One of the pools has an attached kids pool. The restaurant has good food and prices (if I calculated correctly a burger and fries was about $8 u.s.). The beach is swimmable for a more experienced beach swimmer, on most days, I would not recommend letting kids play in the surf here due to steep drop off and strong undertow. However just a 5 minute walk on the beach to the NW near the mouth of Rio Punta de Agua is a small section of beach partially sheltered by the rock outcropping of the Barcello. This area is safe for all sizes. We saw locals with children there a few times.