Rent a board from one of the vendors at Playa Miramar and surf the gentle waves that break along the length of the beach. End your surf session with fresh seafood at one of the thatched beachside restaurants and shop for souvenirs at the craft stalls lining the road behind the beach. Take a walk around Las Peñitas Lagoon where you can see a range of wildlife.
Playa Miramar, “View of the Sea,” is one of the most popular beaches in the Manzanillo area. Local families and groups of friends come here to cool off in the sea after work and enjoy picnics. Visitors are well catered for as well with a good range of rental outlets, restaurants and souvenir stalls.
Surfing is the most popular pastime at Playa Miramar. A number of outlets along the beach rent boogie boards and surfboards. If you’ve never tried surfing before, book a lesson with one of the schools on the beach. More experienced surfers will find the best waves at the Olas Atlas end of the beach. If surfing doesn’t appeal, you can also choose from a number of other watersports such as kayaking or windsurfing.
Enjoy local cuisine in one of the palapas, thatched open restaurants, along the shore or shop for jewelry in one of the open-air markets. Make sure you bargain with the vendors to get a good price.
Take a stroll on the paved walkway around the Peñitas Lagoon. Egrets, herons and other birdlife call this area home; be in the area at sunset to see them come to roost. You might even catch a glimpse of something larger in the water, as crocodiles live in this habitat.
Horseback tours are also a popular way to see this beach. Book a tour to explore the area and have an exhilarating gallop across the sands before ending your day with a cool drink in one of the beach bars.
Playa Miramar is in Santiago Bay between Playa Olas Atlas and Playa Boutiqua. To get here, take a bus from central Manzanillo.
Nestled on the beach, this Manzanillo resort is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Playa Miramar and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Playa Olas Altas. Playa La Audiencia and Las Hadas Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Peninsulas de Santiago resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa La Audiencia and Las Hadas Golf Course. Playa Olas Altas and Riviera Casino are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Manzanillo hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Playa Miramar and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Playa Olas Altas. Playa La Audiencia and Las Hadas Golf Course are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This family-friendly Manzanillo resort is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa Olas Altas and Playa Miramar. Playa La Audiencia and Riviera Casino are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Manzanillo, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Riviera Casino, Playa La Audiencia, and Playa Olas Altas. Las Hadas Golf Course is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.
Set on a small peninsula just north of Manzanillo, this 65 hectare (160 acre) resort has an 18-hole golf course, volcanic-sand beaches, and a 70-yacht marina with water-sports equipment rentals.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Riviera Casino and within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa La Audiencia and Playa Olas Altas. Las Hadas Golf Course is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
Situated by the sea, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Playa Miramar and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Playa Olas Altas. Playa La Audiencia and Riviera Casino are also within 6 mi (10 km).