There is less than six degrees difference between summer and winter temperatures in Manzanillo, in the mid-80s during the day and 70s at night. This makes it a year-round destination for sport fishing, surfing, snorkeling and kayaking.
Manzanillo has a sub-humid tropical climate, with an average of 350 days of sunshine. Proximity to the Sierra Madre and two bays keep the weather cooler and fresher than in other Pacific Coast locales.
Deep Sea Fishing
With consistent daytime temperatures and the deepest natural harbor in Mexico, Manzanillo is ideal for deep sea fishing. Storms rarely prevent fishing, and the last major hurricane to hit here was in 1959.
World Sailfish Capital
February, with its low humidity and clear skies, brings the International Sailfish Tournament. The record weight for a sailfish caught here is 141 pounds.
Other Local Water Sports
Surf in high waves in Punta Cerritos, scuba and snorkel among La Boquita's reefs and go kayaking to Deer, Bird and Wolf islands.
Equipment and Accommodations
Deep sea fishing boat charters are available, as is equipment for diving, snorkeling and kayaking. Stay in a hotel, motel, home, resort or condo.
Article Written By Karen Hursh Graber
A native of New York City, Karen Hursh Graber is a food and travel writer. A graduate of Fordham University, she is a regular contributor to El Restaurante Mexicano magazine and National Geographic Books. A winner of the magazine industry's Folio Award, she divides her time between Puebla, Mexico and Sarasota, Florida.