Manzanillo, the "Emerald
of the Pacific", presents two sectors: the City Centre and the Hotel
Zone, located almost 5 kilometres to the north, interconnected by
the Coastal Boulevard, also called Miguel de La Madrid.
Moving from one sector to the other is pretty easy. If travellers do not have their own vehicle or a rented one, they can get into one of the buses going along the boulevard almost throughout the day - there is a recess between 14:00 and 16:30 hours - with total confidence and safely. The units carry a sign on the windshield so they are easily recognisable. They set off every 10 minutes.
Travelling on these buses that Mexicans call trucks (camiones), will allow you interacting and getting in contact with the local population. Do not forget to carry some cash for the bus ticket with you. These vehicles do not accept foreign currencies.
If you are looking for speed and privacy, use one of the 800 taxi
units circulating in Manzanillo and its Hotel Zone.
The rates are reasonable enough, but do not forget to bargain with
the driver before getting in the vehicle. They can also be hired
by the hour.
There are also minibuses, called "combis" locally, in Manzanillo,
which are capable of carrying up to 8 passengers along predetermined