Jan 2012

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Casa Amanecer is a wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath villa in a community of 42 homes. Perched in the hils of the Juluapan Peninsulal, our home has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and Santiago Bay. The infinity pool is stunning with a dining area that seats eight right next to the pool. Our home has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer as well as internet and cable TV. Our wonderful gardener and pool man, Julio, comes six afternoons a week and his adorable wife, Elisabeth, cleans once a week. Either of them can usually help out if you have any problems with the house.

A 20 minute walk brings you to miles of sandy beach where you'll find many great restaurants and artisans selling their wares. There's lots to do and see in close proximity to our area. The Manzanillo Airport is an easy 20 drive from the house and another 10 minutes in the opposite direction brings you to the small town of Santiago, an authentic Mexican pueblo with very little US influence. There you'll find a central mercado as well as lots of little hole in the wall local places to eat and a few lilttle gift shops. Downtown Manzanillo is about another 15 minutes away and is more bustling and boasts of the largest port in Mexico.

Our local beach, Santiago Bay, is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive and is our favorite place to hang out. It's always festive and you can sit for hours drinking beer and eating fresh fish and taking an occasional dip in the ocean.

Then, going north, about 40 minutes, you'll come to Barra de Navidad, an extremely charming and a little more commercial small town on the ocean. There's lots of great places to eat and many places to shop for pottery, jewelry, tablecloths, clothing, hammocks, and many other treasures.

If you're staying for more than a week, Guadalajara is about a four hour trip by car or bus (air-conditioned and very comfortable and only $35). There's so much to do and see in this area...museums, historical old town, incredible artisans, furniture, food, just to name a few. Colima, the capital, is a little over an hour away and is also filled with museums, historical colonial plazas, great food and more.

Manzanillo is considered the sailfish capital of the world so, of course, deep sea fishing is available in addition to snorkeling, parasailing and scuba diving. If you're a golfer, there are numerous courses in the area, two of them, world class. If tennis is your passion, there's at least three courts fairly close by and just recently, we now have some great pickleball courts.

So, the Manzanillo area has something for everyone, whether it's relaxing in the sun and doing nothing, or spending your time on the go, or anything in between.


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  1. We have been living in Manzanillo, as our primary residence, for the last 12 years but spend part of every year doing homeexchanges all over the world. Our longest trip, in 2016, was for 17 weeks and we did 14, back to back, home exchanges in 12 different countries while on that trip. We feel fortunate that we are in a position to do simultaneous as well as non-simultaneous exchanges and can even host you in our home if we are here. Bill is a retired college chemistry professor and I'm a retired mortgage banker and we are both fun-loving and adventurous, love cooking and gardening and are always open to new and exciting experiences.

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Buzzy restaurants
Too Many to name. We have a list upon your arrival
Cool bars
On the list
Retail therapy
Great massages, and shopping
Spot of exercise
Tennis, golf, surfing, snorkeling, diving, etc. something for everyone
Day tripping
Bara de Navidad, Colima, ziplining and much more...all close by

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