When the weather back home is frightful and snow covers the ground, Mexico offers warm inviting beaches that are perfect for a winter getaway. La Manzanilla rentals offer the perfect place to stay for a week or more. They provide more room than the typical hotel along with additional comfort for a romantic getaway or time with the family.

The city is located against the southern edge of Bahia de Tenacatita and perfect for enjoying a simple seaside vacation. There is plenty of sun along with fresh ocean air. Whether working your toes through the honey colored soft sand or taking a dip in the water, you will find this to be an enjoyable and memorable trip.

Travelers to this are will find plenty of activities to keep busy during both day and night. Enjoy a hike, snorkeling, bike rides, kayaking or boogie boarding. The mangrove offers an ideal place to see birds and other wildlife in its native habitat. Shoppers will enjoy Friday market days when it is possible to find practically anything in the stalls that open. Other shops are open daily.

Many of the restaurants are owned by gringos and the wait staff normally speaks English. However, at the Palapa restaurants located on the beach, taco stands in town and local grocery stores, the primary language is Spanish. Many of the locals are beginning to pick up English from the large number of visitors. Be courteous and remember speaking louder or slower will not help a non-English speaker to understand you.

Visitors from the USA should plan to drink bottled water or soda. Most bars and restaurants use purified water for drinks, but a visitor is free to ask just to be sure. If one chooses to prepare meals in the home, it is a good idea to add a product such as Microdyn, which can be purchased at the local grocer, to the water used to clean vegetables for salads. For drinking homes, it is likely the visitor will find one or more five gallon water bottles intended for his use.

There are many restaurants in the area that serve a wide variety of foods. Try the Palapas, located on the beach for rich, homemade Mole or seafood omelets known as ceviche. Venture into the streets and enjoy tacos from the many stands that are open only at night. Some of the grocery stores are open from 8 in the morning to 9 at night.

Located on the beautiful Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco, the area is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Puerto Vallarta. When flying, choose the Manzanillo Airport, about 45 minutes to the south. While traveling by bus is possible, there is no direct service from Puerto Vallarta; therefore, travelers may need to take a taxi from the next town to the south back to their rental.

La Manzanilla rentals provide a good option for lodging on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco. There are several beautiful beaches offering warm water. When the weather outside is frightful at home, Mexico is so delightful.