Home Blog

Cofee in Manzanillo

Manzanillo cofee Canoas

In Manzanillo at the north side, we can found Canoas a little village that has an altitude of 1,200 meters upper ocean level, plus the weather is perfect to cultivate Cofee plants.

Since 20 years ago a group of families has dedicated to cultivating and produce coffee, which is considerate now, one of de best in México.

El café Canoas leído con música de Mario y Jeshua, Manzanillo es Cultura.

Café y música despiertan los sentidosMario Preciado y Jhesua SanchezEjecutan la pieza musicalNocturno N.1 – del compositor Friedrich Franz BurgmüllerAgradecemos a Café Canoas por su valiosa colaboración en la agenda #IdentidadCultural #SomosCultura#ManzanilloEsCultura #Canoas #ConsumeLocal

Posted by CNN Manzanillo on Sunday, August 16, 2020

Manzanillo’s Discovered


The origin of Manzanillo

By Horacio Archundia Guevara, historian of Manzanillo

On the morning of July 25, 1527, on the eve of the celebration of Santo Santiago Apóstol (El Mayor), the Bergantín “Espíritu Santo”, commanded by Captain Pedro de Fuentes, and who was part of the navy of three ships that left the port of Zacatula, in the present state of Guerrero, commanded by Alvaro de Saavedra Cerón, cousin of Don Hernando Cortés, beaten by a terrible bore arrived at the indigenous port of Tzalahua, finding a generous welcome by the natives, because they were “very good people, and gave us water, and fruit and chickens, and of what they had there”, as recounted by the chronicler of the expedition in the Relationship of Navigation of the Bergantín of Zacatula”, which is located at the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain.

Grateful to have survived the storm, travelers christened the indigenous village as “Santiago de Buena Esperanza.”

Santo Santiago El Mayor

Saavedra and his ships were on their way to the Moluccas Islands, in search of the Navy of Fray García de Loaysa, who in 1525, looking for the mythical Islands of Species, was lost in the ocean sea to never return, as would happen with the “Holy Spirit” of which nothing was ever known again.

Tzalahua would be called Santiago in those days; he was then relocated to the site of the present city in 1825 with the name imposed on him from 1788 by Antón López de Cascos and ratified the Real Empadronador Coronel Diego de Lazaga in 1793: Ensenada de Las Manzanillas. The name would be masculinized in the early nineteenth century called El Manzanillo, and the article would be deleted at the beginning of the twentieth century, naming it only Manzanillo. The town of Santiago is not the site discovered by the Spaniards but the village located around the hacienda that received that name from its owner, Arturo Meillón Ochoa, son of Carlos Meillón Cañedo and Clara Ochoa de Meillón.

The original Santiago existed on the ruins of the Tzalahua village, in the present-day lands of the Santiago Peninsula, where today, after the great archaeological devastation of the sixties, seventies and eighties, the hotels Las Hadas, Tesoro and Barceló were built.

Today, 493 years of the discovery of our beloved Manzanillo.

Japanese community in Manzanillo

Japanese community in Manzanillo

Mr. Guillermo Adachi Naitoh

By Horacio Archundia Municipal Chronist of Manzanillo

Throughout the history of Manzanillo, hundreds of foreigners have settled in the port: German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American, anyway. Many of them have contributed to port development. They are recognized for their intervention so that Manzanillo would obtain improvements. Some have been left in Manzanillo’s memory, but very few enjoy respect and esteem even after the deaths. One of them is Don Guillermo Adachi Naitoh.

He came to Manzanillo on December 15, 1940, on the ship Asama Maru, having sailed from the port of Yokohama to vacation and visit his uncle Hachiro Naitoh, based in Manzanillo several years before. While in port, war effervescence broke out in Mexico against the so-called Axis powers, including his homeland, Japan, so he was unable to return to his nation. Don Guillermo Adachi, a native of Hyogo Ken, Japan, was born on June 25, 1922, in the marriage of Mr. Kotaro Adachi and Hamme Naitoh.

Antagonized our country with the powers of the axis Berlin-Rome-Tokyo, due to the sinking executed against a Mexican oil tanker, the Potrero del Llano, by German submarines, all German, Italian and Japanese citizens based in the country, were concentrated in the big cities, such as Guadalajara and Mexico. In this way, Guillermo Adachi was recruited to Guadalajara, where he had to remain until the end of hostilities.

At the end of World War II, in 1945, he returned to Manzanillo with his uncle Hachiro Naitoh, working in a partnership store that he owned first called “La Bola de Oro” and then “Ferretería del Pacífico” and which would be transformed in 1980 into the public limited company “Ferretería Adachi”, always located on the same site on Calle México.

Since 1945, Guillermo Adachi distinguished himself in Manzanillo not only for his wealthy love of work, in which he worked for long hours always attending with diligence and kindness to customers, he is also remembered for his sociable, friendly, cheerful and cordial spirit.

Precisely his dynamism, he garnered many sympathies among the Manzanillo’s society. He has always been invited to participate in clubs and organizations, having excelled as a member of the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Manzanillo Shooting Club, and as a discreet and anonymous contributor to civil and charitable associations.

Perhaps no one forgets that Mr. Adachi was one of the pioneers of organizing the sailing fish fishing tournaments, having participated as an organizer for many years, and also obtained the honorable first place on more than one occasion. He was a born athlete, and there are those who recall his interventions in the gun shooting tournaments, in which got several first places that were contested with another unforgettable Manzanillense like Don Jesús Navarro, owner of the disappeared and famous bar “Los Equípales”

Mr. Adachi was always identified as an honest, enterprising, intelligent, good-hearted person. At all times he supported those who needed him, often without anyone asking. He was usually perceptive in others’ problems and was involved in helping people with absolute disinterest. Many mention it among the people who held their hands the most to the victims of the tragic Cyclone Linda of October 27, 1959, in which hundreds of people lost their lives. At that time, Don Guillermo Adachi participated in the rescue and assistance groups, collecting wounded and handing out water to the victims. For this noble and generous work, the City of Manzanillo gave him at that time a diploma of recognition to his work, which his descendants retain.

For many years he financially supported local elders. Thus, the last years of his life belonged in an honorary way to the municipal group of older adults, whose local coordination made him an honorary member for life.

A good man, Mr. Adachi also formed an honorable family in the town. On December 28, 1951, he married Miss Rosa Koyama Ross, with whom he fathered three children: Rosa María, Guillermo, and Luis Fernando, who have distinguished the property by their entrepreneurial vision and personal qualities. His sons recount that forever, Mr. Adachi told them that he wished to die without disturbing anyone, quickly and quietly. And in that way, he left his life on September 28, 1997, when he died of a heart attack. In Manzanillo, its name remains synonymous with bonhomie and laboriousness.

Las Brisas

Las Brisas Beach Manzanillo

Located in the central part of the bay of Manzanillo las Brisas is an extensive beach with sand of light brown texture, slope and moderate swell; its waters show a coloration that goes from blue to green; It is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and watching sunset.

The vegetation that surrounds it is palm. This place is one of the most important residential and hotel areas of Manzanillo. In Las Brisas you can find a lot of hotels of 2 and 3 stars, as well as hostels, in Las Brisas you will also find a variety of bars and restaurants that offer everything from seafood to typical Mexican food and other states, which has led to “The Gastronomic Corridor of Manzanillo”

Come to Las Brisas and enjoy a great day.

Lost treasure in Manzanillo

Lost treasure in Manzanillo

Playa de Oro (Golden Beach) A lost treasure

Located in the vicinity of Manzanillo International Airport is a beach of strong swell and not suitable for swimming, except in some spaces near the rock formations that are along its coasts.

Lost treasure in Manzanillo
Lost treasure in Manzanillo

This beach is named as the American ship Golden Gate which in 1862 after it caught fire ended up sinking 3 miles from the coast with a valuable shipment of gold exceeding the one million 500 thousand Us dollars that were bound by the port of Panama for the payroll payment of the workers who carried out the construction of the canal.

In addition to its shipment of gold, the Golden Gate was carrying 213 people who enjoyed the food when at 4:45 a fire began in the stern pit, which spread quickly, and within an hour the ship was on fire and its sinking began. Of the 213 passengers survived only 134 who on board the lifeboats and some clutched by the wreckage of the vessel were able, after 20 hours, to reach the Chamomile that at that time was known to the port of Manzanillo. Among the survivors were Ben Holladay New York merchant who was traveling with one of his associates and the Italian sculptor based in San Francisco J. Enba, it is said that the bodies of those who could not be saved from the Golden Gate catastrophe continued to appear on the beach until a year after their sinking.

Lost treasure in Manzanillo

This event naming the beach and the current Manzanillo International Airport, has generated countless stories of those who have eventually found among the sands of the beach and after the passage of a storm, some of the gold coins that the ship was transporting, have also been carried out underwater raids by local and foreign divers to locate the valuable cargo without many results, at least not known, so the treasure continues to spread all over the coast of Playa de Oro as it is in front of an area of high swell and strong marine current.

Playa de Oro is one of the beaches that Manzanillo has and although it is not suitable for swimming or water sports its wide beaches offer wonderful sunset and a place to rest and sunbathe.

Mexico’s best golf course is in Manzanillo

Mexico’s best golf course

Golf course Las Hadas

Below we will reveal the most enticing information about fantastic Las Hadas GOLF and TENNIS CLUB, located in the heart of Mexico’s Pearl of the Pacific. Here, you will realize that, in addition to being a complex and challenging golf course, it is incredibly beautiful and fun.

World-famous Pete & Roy Dye designed the course. The first nine holes were opened in 1975, and this unique and unparalleled golf course has provided unforgettable experiences to hundreds of golfers since then.

Enjoy your game to the fullest, based on their history, design, and infrastructure, and remind you that when you stand on the 18th TEE—known as The Million Dollar Hole—you will be able to enjoy one of the most beautiful views you have ever admired: The majestic Hotel LAS HADAS BY BRISAS, quietly sheltering the GREEN and watching you take your master shot. These images and sensations will remain etched in your memory forever.

You must always consider the proximity of our golf course to the sea, which makes the breeze a determining factor in your success. It is also important to remember that the Colima weather makes the GREENS slower than other golf courses in Mexico.


• PAR 3 – 160 YARDS – HCP: 14

18Th hole, the most spectacular PAR 3 that you’ve seen yet, and the HOLE that has made our course famous. You’ll have a head-on view of the bay, meaning a constant headwind for your shot. There will be times when you must use many as three golf clubs to reach the GREEN. This GREEN is sheltered by the imposing Pacific Ocean and the majestic LAS HADAS BY BRISAS hotel, which is filled with fans watching and admiring your final shots.

Read more tourism information

With information of Las Hadas By Brisas

Colima’s King, Hueitlatoani Teco

Colima's King

Colima’s King statue

Work executed by the Mexican sculptor Juan F. Olaguíbel, to exalt the figure of the brave Hueitlatoani Teco who succumbed defending his territory during the incursion of the Spanish conqueror Gonzalo de Sandoval in 1523.

It represents an Indian warrior in an arrogant attitude of defending his people and his land. The sculpture is supported on a pedestal and this is a circular quarry plinth. At the bottom is the inscription King of Coliman, while on the surface of the pedestal are sculpted in low-relief artistic, the customs and activities of the pre-cortesian settlers, as well as two beautiful inscriptions.

This monument is more than 8 meters high and was inaugurated on September 16, 1955, at the end of the administration of Major General Jesús González Lugo. It is located at the confluence of the avenues Rey Colimán, Calzada Galván and 20 de Noviembre.

The figure of the brave Hueitlatoani Teco who succumbed defending his territory during the incursion of the Spanish conqueror Gonzalo de Sandoval in 1523.

Read more about Manzanillo’s and Colima’s History

With information of Colima Municipality


Manzanillo cruises

The Port CEO proposed the implementation of coordinated and uniform protocols and measures in all destinations in the country to re-activate the industry of cruises in Mexico

Mexican ports are ready to receive cruises with tourists again, as long as the protocols and measures established by the health authorities are complied with, said the Ports CEO, Fernando Bustamante Igartúa, who requested the reactivation of the Interserial Commission of Cruises and local committees, to define the strategies that help boost this industry.

Participating in the video conference “The Return of Cruise Tourism in Mexico”, organized by the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Concanaco-Servytur), the Ports CEO noted that in the first half of this year 863 cruises with almost 2.3 million passengers, 51 and 41 percent less, respectively, with the same period of last year.

He stated that this has affected the regions by the economic spill of cruise tourism and represents losses for shipping lines, due to the cost of maintenance in anchorage and impediments during the pandemic, for the landing of crews.

In the presence of the Under-Secretary of Quality and Regulation of the Ministry of Tourism, Humberto Hernandez-Haddad, the CEO Ports, stressed that the Ministry of Communications and Transports (SCT) includes within the Agreement for Essential Activities in the Care of the Health Emergency by COVID-19, the maritime and port operation, for the entry and exit of passenger and goods vessels, as well as humanitarian bridges.

The CEO Ports of the SCT commented that, as a measure to safeguard human rights, the Government of Mexico implemented a program with the intervention of the different competent units and the three orders of government, to carry out 15 Humanitarian Bridges, in which two thousand 383 crew members and passengers were repatriated.

For his part, the Municipal President of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Pedro Joaquín Delbouis, argued that in the port town that leads the cruise ship movement globally, severe measures are taken to address the health emergency; including a permanent campaign for population awareness. He trusted that the experience gained by the cozumeleños in the face of meteorological phenomena will serve to get out in the best way of this situation that has significantly impacted the tourist operation.

In the video conference were present among others: the president of the Tourism Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, Luis Alegre Salazar; Norwegian Cruise Line’s Director of Itinerary Planning, Jennifer Marmanillo; Carnival Corporation’s Director of Commercial Operations, Carlos Estrada and Royal Caribbean International’s Vice President of International Sales, Sean Treacy.

With information of Port Administration of Manzanillo

See more about Manzanillo



This project was born from the idea of understanding and sharing the cuisine of our roots, we are based on ancestral food that represents the feelings and foundations of our culture. A previous investigation was made in order to create something different, something visually attractive, that satisfies the most demanding taste and palates.

At BISTRO MEXICANO ALATRISTE we not only offer a mixture of ingredients served on a plate, we harmonize the elements so that together they make you feel the taste of home, the traditional flavor of our roots, that which identifies us as Mexicans.

This menu is dedicated to my grandmother and my parents who could not be with me on the line. In each dish there is a little of the culture, love, and seasoning from different parts of the world, making a simple dish a magnificent culinary experience, the idea is to share with you a bit of my roots.

The Manzanillo Markets

Tourism Manzanillo History
By Horacio Archundia

Manzanillo was founded on the current site in 1825. The first constructions were built in what is now the Neighborhood of La Perlita from April of that year. On 21 October of the same year the Congress of the Union issued Decree 462 giving Manzanillo category of Port of Cabotage and Height and ordering the identification of a geographical point suitable for the transfer of the old Port of Salagua to the current site of the city. He had already become popular then called him El Manzanillo. Its first public buildings were built from 1854 according to the Legal Fundo’s own Floor Delivery Act of April of that year.


Therefore, the first market had to be built years later. According to photographs and few documents of the nineteenth century existing in the General and Historical Archives of the State and Historical of the Municipality, it is known that the first market of Manzanillo was on the shore of the Laguna de Cuyutlán, on the block that now delimit the Streets Mexico, Carrillo Puerto, Miguel Galindo and Torres Gregorio Quintero. Those were not called in the 19th century, but the emerging market was already in thatManzanillo History Tourism place, as far as, by the way, the lake glass arrived. There were the first wooden constructions that, according to a photo of 1882, acted as the market of the village that was Manzanillo more than a hundred and fifty years ago. In the thirties of the twentieth century the famous Mercado Reforma was built, on the same site, which operated for decades. That building was sold to an individual in 1965, to build there what is now the Shopping Center, because the commercial demands of the city forced the construction of a new market on the land located between Calle Independencia, 5 de Mayo, Vicente Guerrero and Cuauhtémoc, current place where it was the bullring and once sports field. It was up to Governor Pablo Silva García to have it built and inaugurated in 1968.


The earthquake of 9 October 1995 caused severe damage to the property that had to be demolished. It was up to Mayor Martha Sosa to invest in its complete demolition and in the construction of a new building. He had the economic support of the state government being governor Fernando Moreno Peña. We still have that market. Opened in 2002, it has not yet done extensive restoration or maintenance work, which has caused it to begin to deteriorate in the wake of the alarm of its locators that by more requests and requests that make no one comes to his call.


The Mercado Reforma, which we talked about earlier, had among its locals many of whom left dear families of the region. With the help of Margarita Torres Huerta, – my great friend and mentor- as well as my esteemed Petra and Higinia Alcaraz Montaño, I managed a few years ago to almost complete the list of these unforgettable characters, of which I also have photographs. For the brevity of the space and because it is not this beautiful medium to spread many other things that I have obtained in archives and in interviews with many Chamomile, I attach this modest relationship to see how many identify my facebook friends.


Manzanillo Tourism History


The series of images that I include comprise the only one that exists from the original market (1882), several of the Mercado Reforma and some of the current one during its construction. I hope it’s to your liking. Agustín Alcaraz and Doña Margarita Montaño his wife (groceries); Amador Puente Señor (butcher); Angelina (chocomilera); Carmen La Florera; Clementine Amaya de Cisneros (bread seller); Crescencio Rueda (Insecticides, vinegar, etc); Daniel Alcaraz Ayala (vegetables); Daniel Ochoa (butchery); Don José Novela and Doña Elvira (groceries); Don Lorenzo Gutiérrez Ortiz (Tepeyico’s dad) (sold fish); Doña Marcelina (fonda); The lord of the Grocery Store La Guadalupana; Epigmenia and Jesús Gallardo Vazquez (milk and groceries); Eulalio Mojica (bananas); Faustino Chávez Rodríguez (chokomilero); Francisco Mondragón (butchery); Francisco Pineda Abarca (vegetables); Gabino Ruelas (arrorrotero); Héctor García Marín (groceries); Heliodoro the sweetie; Herminio Barreda (butchery); Inocencia Rodríguez de Bautista (flowers and vegetables); Jesus the Baptist and Petra Alcaraz (vegetables); Jesús Godoy (wines and spirits); José Alcaraz Ayala (vegetables); José Fierros (fabrics and shoes); Juan Chavira (groceries and vegetables); Juan Ruvalcaba and Doña Maura (groceries); Manuel Herrera (coffee powder and lateria); Mary of Jesus (a) la Pachacha (fonda); María Luisa Pedraza (vegetables and groceries); María Moreno (vegetables and fruits); Pablo Escobar (vegetables); Rafael Márquez (vegetables); Rafaela Pedraza (fonda); Sabás Murguía Salas (huarachero); Santos el Carbonero; Saints the Butcher; Mr. Mancilla (sold chokomil); Teresa Victoria de Mendez (fruit in fear); Tomás Mojica (bananas and eggs) and some that we are missing. As you will notice I do not record the surnames of many, so I will thank those who identify them to me, please enrich this modest work. I am unable to publish everything I have about the Markets, because I had it as a subject for a book that I prefer to write others more experienced on the subject.


Already in fact Margarita Torres Huerta deals with it with greater knowledge than I do, of course. These are part of the modest notes and images of what I’ve been spinning for a few years now.


Manzanillo Tourist Information real estate

Manzanillo: Our New Second Home

Testimony By Greg Kenton Four years ago my wife and I joined some friends for a week’s visit to Manzanillo. We were apprehensive at first because...
Hoteles Manzanillo Las Hadas Hotels in Manzanillo

Las Hadas Hotel

Manzanillo cofee Canoas

Cofee in Manzanillo