Welcome to Manzanillo
The chilled-out village of Manzanillo has long been off the beaten track, even after the paved road arrived in 2003. This little town is still a vibrant outpost of Afro-Caribbean culture and has also remained pristine, thanks to the 1985 establishment of the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo, which includes the village and imposes strict regulations on regional development.
Activities are of a simple nature, in nature: hiking, snorkeling and kayaking reign supreme. As elsewhere, ask about riptides before heading out.