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La Manzanilla is a small, vibrant Mexican puebla of approximately 2,000 inhabitants, located in the southeastern corner of the Bay of Tenacatita, on the Costa Alegre of southwestern mainland Mexico in the state of Jalisco.

Approximately three and a half hours south of Puerto Vallarta and one hour north of Manzanillo by car, La Manzanilla is home to several galleries, restaurants of all dining styles and some of the nicest beach in this part of Mexico.

Neighboring villages Melaque and Barra de Navidad offer larger markets, banking, currency exchange and other conveniences. Daily bus service is available.


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Each winter La Manzanilla and the surrounding areas fill with visitors looking to escape the cold weather in the US and Canada and enjoy our near perfect weather and relaxed pace of life.

La Manzanilla offers all types of lodging from beachfront homes to small casitas in the hills that surround La Manzanilla and everything in between.

"La Manzanilla embraces this sleepy image. The town has no stoplights, no banks, no ATMs and just one often-closed internet café. Local tiendas offer fresh fruit and vegetables and other food items, two local women run a tortillaria, nightly taco stands sell plates of tasty, authentic food for around a buck, and a fish cooperative gives locals and visitors access to fresh-caught seafood. The town is a tropical paradise blending old world charm with enough modern conveniences to lend an ease of living."
- Monterey Herald