Boquita beach in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico.

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Playa La Boquita

Top choice in Manzanillo

Playa La Boquita is a beach with calm waters at the mouth of a lagoon where fishermen lay out their nets to dry by day, and shove off by night. The beach is lined with seafood restaurants where you can hang out for the day. A shipwreck just offshore makes this a popular snorkeling spot.

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