In the coastal city of Manzanilla, sailing trips are some of the biggest attractions. And a new dock opened in 2010, letting cruise ship passengers discover the Mexican Pacific Coast, including Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Chiapas.
There is no better way to enjoy a beautiful day than riding the wind on a magnificent sailboat with an experienced captain and crew. Sailing along the mountainous Pacific coastline can be the adventure of a lifetime.
Other places to go include Isla Navidad and the relaxing and romantic Laguna de Barra de Navidad, on whose shores the Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza landed with his army on December 25, 1540. This lagoon, which separates Isla Navidad from the town of Barra de Navidad, is a great place for a leisurely boat ride or a starting point for a sea fishing trip.