Manzanillo / Mexico
The Manzanillo Strait was discovered by Alvaro de Saavedra in 1527. It became a starting point for important expeditions, but also a destination for Portuguese pirates.Dense forests in the hinterland supplied wood for the shipbuilding industry. The formerly rather small port has been expanded and modernized and now also allows the docking of cruise ships over 30,000 GRT.
Manzanillo is a lively, typical Mexican town with all the tourist attractions. Most of the houses in the city center have been restored until 2003, streets and sites have been newly renovated. You can relax in the "Jardin", a beautiful park in the center. Manzanillo was the scene of some Hollywood films.