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Manzanillo

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Manzanillo City is located in Pacific Ocean coast. This city has a long tradition thanks to its port services and because of that its name has been quite relevant in the history of the country many times.

The city received its name Manzanillo from the Spaniards that arrived here during The Conquista: here used to be plenty of cahmomile trees (árboles de manzanilla), also known before as “Death Trees”, because of its toxicity, and that way they decided to called it that way.

However, the locals used to call it Cozcatlán which means “Place of Collars”, probably because the jewelry they wore was made using seashells and pearls. Archaeologists suggest that this name and others like salagua comes indeed from its pearl jewelry tradition, which can be recorded from the XV century.

Manzanillo has plenty of beaches for enjoying holidays with the family. Sun shines 350 days a year, so the weather is ideal. The golden sands of Manzanillo can turn black sometimes because of its volcanic activity.

One of the most cherished activities in Manzanillo is surfing, along with practising kayak and of course, swimming. After all the calories you’ve burnt doing these activities a good meal of fresh fish and shrimps is necessary. You can try them in the beach restaurants. Don’t leave without trying tuba, a drink that comes from Filipinas and that arrived in the country thanks to China’s Nao. It is prepared with the palm trees, particulary the ones that contain coconuts, and is really refreshing.

Manzanillo City is located in Pacific Ocean coast. This city has a long tradition thanks to its port services and because of that its name has been quite relevant in the history of the country many times.

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The city received its name Manzanillo from the Spaniards that arrived here during The Conquista: here used to be plenty of cahmomile trees (árboles de manzanilla), also known before as “Death Trees”, because of its toxicity, and that way they decided to called it that way.

However, the locals used to call it Cozcatlán which means “Place of Collars”, probably because the jewelry they wore was made using seashells and pearls. Archaeologists suggest that this name and others like salagua comes indeed from its pearl jewelry tradition, which can be recorded from the XV century.

Manzanillo has plenty of beaches for enjoying holidays with the family. Sun shines 350 days a year, so the weather is ideal. The golden sands of Manzanillo can turn black sometimes because of its volcanic activity.

One of the most cherished activities in Manzanillo is surfing, along with practising kayak and of course, swimming. After all the calories you’ve burnt doing these activities a good meal of fresh fish and shrimps is necessary. You can try them in the beach restaurants. Don’t leave without trying tuba, a drink that comes from Filipinas and that arrived in the country thanks to China’s Nao. It is prepared with the palm trees, particulary the ones that contain coconuts, and is really refreshing.

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