Santiago, Manzanillo

Santiago is a premier destination for vacationers who seek sea, sunshine and the authentic traditions of southern Mexican culture. It is the ideal destination to enjoy deep-sea fishing, sailing, tennis, golf, horseback riding, kayaking and bird watching to name just a few activities. Palace by the Sea is close to two world-class championship golf courses, shopping, and fine dining. The gated community of La Punta in which the villa is located, offers a private beach with pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. Feel free to use our Ford Explorer or golf cart or enjoy relaxing walks. Nothing is far away.

  • Two World Class Golf courses: Isla Navidad and El Tamarindo, as well as Las Hadas Golf Course and El Corazon
  • Four lit tennis courts on La Punta with full-time pro
  • Swimming and sunbathing at La Punta’s exclusive, Private Beach (rated as one of the world's top private beaches by Condé Nast). Our staff will prepare and serve lunch at the Beach Club. There is ample snorkeling where you can view dozens of stingrays, barracuda and other amazing tropical fish.

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Palace Activities


With every luxury at your fingertips you need never leave the Palace By The Sea, but you may wish to take advantage of the world class sporting and sightseeing adventures just beyond your own slice of paradise.


Sports and leisure activities include...

Photo of Isla de Navidad golf course next to the ocean

Golf

Close by (a 10 minute drive from the Palace) are 2 golf courses: Las Hadas - 18 holes with great ocean views in the midst of scenic tropical vegetation and Club Santiago – 18 holes, more like a city course. El Corazon de Manzanillo – 18 holes with great views - is a 25 minute drive away. A 50 minute drive will bring you to Isla Navidad - 27 holes with spectacular ocean, lagoon and mountain views - a well-kept secret. A 70 minute drive and you can swing the club at El Tamarindo - 18 holes with jungle and breathtaking oceanfront views in midst of a spectacular abundance of nature.


Tennis

At La Punta’s private tennis facility, a short walk away from Palace By the Sea, four lighted courts are fully maintained and staffed for your convenience.

Photo of four lighted tennis courts
Beach
Photo of four lighted tennis courts

Water Sports:

  • Boat rentals
  • Deep-sea fishing excursions
  • Scuba
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sunset cruises embarking at neighboring Las Hadas resort

Walking

  • Jogging around beautiful La Punta, the private community
  • Hiking through the jungle or foothills and caves of the Western Sierra Mountains
  • Bird Watching in enchanted mangroves, lagoons and wetlands
  • Horseback Riding at the beach or through the jungle

Other Sports

  • Mountain biking on the trails to explore the rich flora and fauna
  • Zip Lining
  • Off-Road Adventures in a four wheel drive

Wonders of Nature

  • El Salto waterfall just north of Manzanillo is the principal waterfall in the state. It is more than 100 feet in height, and formed by the Minatitlán-Marabasco River

  • Colima’s active volcano “Volcan de Colima”, 13,000 feet, is towered by the inactive, snowcapped 14,200 feet “Nevado de Colima” which overlooks a lush, forested valley and tranquil lagoon

  • Ecotourism at the Turtle Sanctuary in Cuyutlan

  • Whale and Dolphin watching

History

  • Tours to the archeological sites of Colima, Comala, Suchitlan, Guadalajara

  • Fiesta de Guadalupe celebrates the patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe, beginning December 1 and lasting for 12 days
  • Parades, native dances and costumes, displays and offerings for the Virgin of Guadalupe.